Our far-off ancestors knew about the benefit of the dog rose, making miracle broths from it, but oil began to be produced from it relatively recently. Essential oil is obtained from rose hip seeds by extraction with organic solvents. This method allows you to save all the beneficial substances in rosehip oil, causing its healing properties.
Composition and properties of rosehip oil
Hips oil is an oily liquid of orange-brown color with a green tint, which has a bitter taste. It consists of saturated and unsaturated (linoleic, linolenic) fatty acids, tocopherols, carotenoids, vitamin C, as well as trace elements - copper, iron, phosphorus, calcium, etc.
The effect of rose hip oil on the skin and the body as a whole:
- emollient, etc.
This natural remedy has found wide application in modern cosmetology. It is able to effectively cope with some skin problems of the face and body, as well as hair and nails. More details on the use of rosehip oil for facial skin.
How to apply rosehip oil to the face?
First of all, rosehip oil can become an indispensable assistant to owners of dry, flaky, as well as mature and fading skin. It is able to moisturize, eliminate peeling, smooth out small wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and improve complexion. You can use rose hips in a mixture with the cream that you use every day. To do this, add a single dose of cream 1-2 drops of oil and apply to the skin of the face, as usual. You can apply it in its pure form as a night remedy - with light patting movements rub into the skin (with your fingers or with a cotton swab).
For oily skin, this remedy should not be used on the entire skin of the face. In this case, rosehip oil can be applied from wrinkles only to the skin around the eyes and lips.
In addition, rosehip oil helps to get rid of scars and scars, as well as post-acne-spots from acne. In this case, you should apply the oil every day to the problem area and easily massage for a few minutes.
Hips oil is an excellent substitute for lip balm, it nourishes the delicate skin and eliminates dryness. It can be used to protect the lips before leaving the house in windy or frosty weather.
Eliminates the oil of dog rose also from micro-traumas of the skin, cracks near the lips and burns, including sun. Periodically applied to the affected areas, it promotes early healing and regeneration.
Hips oil is also used for eyelashes, helping to strengthen them and preventing loss. It can be applied to eyelashes every evening as an independent tool or in mixture with sea buckthorn and burdock oil (in equal proportions).
Masks for face with rosehip oil
- Anti-edema and anti-inflammatory. Mix 1 tablespoon of wheat bran, 1 teaspoon of rose hip oil and 1 tablespoon of nettle. Apply on face, rinse with warm water.
- Cleansing and refreshing. Dilute 10 g of yeast in a tablespoon of warm milk, add half a teaspoon of rose hip oil. Apply on face, rinse after 10 minutes with cool water.
- Increasing skin elasticity. Mix 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of natural honey and 1 teaspoon of rose hip oil. Apply on face for a quarter of an hour, rinse with warm water.
To ensure that all useful substances are well absorbed and absorbed, it is necessary to apply masks on the massage lines: from the center of the forehead to the temples, from the chin to the temples, from the upper lip to the ears, from the nose to the temporal region.