Improve your moisturizer
One of the simplest ways to use rosehip oil is to add a drop or two to your face cream, mix them, then apply to your face. The oil will improve the moisturizing abilities of your face cream, reinforce your skin’s barrier, make your skin soft and smooth and prevent drying out.
2. Use it as a makeup primer
Rosehip oil is a lightweight, non-greasy oil that easily gets absorbed. It is actually one of the very few oils I can apply in the morning without my makeup running straight down. It is a perfect all-natural primer!
I especially appreciate it during cold winter days, when my skin can really use another moisturizing & protective layer. And my makeup stays in its place whole day long!
3. Facial massage oil
Facial massage has many benefits for the skin. It rejuvenates the skin, tightens it, reduces stress lines and wrinkles and increases product absorption.
Whether you use your fingers or our GuaSha tool you can use pure rosehip oil as a facial massage oil. The oil will allow the tools to glide smoothly over your face, improve your skin’s elasticity, make it soft and smooth, brighten the complexion and give it a fresh glow.
4. Anti-aging face oil
This face oil blend is fantastic for mature, dry or damaged skin! It revitalizes the skin, deep-nourishes it and restores its youthful glow and healthy appearance. (But make sure to patch-test it first!)
To make this anti-aging face oil, mix 2 teaspoons of rosehip seed oil, 2 teaspoons jojoba 1 teaspoon evening primrose oil, 20 drops frankincense essential oil, 10 drops carrot seed oil and 3 vitamin E Capsules. Store the mixture in a dark dropper bottle. Use every night – just apply a few drops of the oil over your night face cream.
5. Add it to a scrub
A gentle, natural face scrub is a great way to get rid of dull complexion and reveal young, healthy skin underneath. Regular exfoliation helps even out your skin tone, maintain your skin youthful and glowing and improve product absorption.
To make a DIY face scrub, mix 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Add just enough rosehip oil (1 – 2 teaspoons) to get the texture of wet sand. Use this scrub to exfoliate your skin 1 – 2 times a week.
6. Make a natural face mask
I love this face mask. It hydrates and brightens the skin, helps fade imperfections and adds a lot of glow.
Mash 3 teaspoons of boiled rice with a fork. Add 2 teaspoons of rosehip oil and ½ teaspoon of matcha green tea powder. Mix well. Apply to a clean skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then wash off and apply a face cream.
7. Use it in a face mist
Natural face mists are a great way to provide your face with lots of moisture, nutrients and antioxidants. This DIY rose face mist leaves the skin looking fresh, plump and glowing. And you need only 3 ingredients:
In a glass spray bottle, pour 7 – 8 tablespoons of rosewater, 1 tablespoon ofrosehip oil and 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Shake the bottle until everything is well combined. Spray the mist to a clean skin and seal it in with a moisturizer.
8. Oil cleansing method
I love cleansing my face with oils. This technique even helped me to get rid of acne! I tried several store-bought cleansing oils, but I prefer making my own mixture.
To make a DIY oil cleanser, just mix 2 tablespoons of castor oil, 3 tablespoonssweet almond oil (or any other carrier oil that you like) and 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil.
9. Spot treatment
As we already said, rosehip oil is great for acne prone skin. You can even use it to make your own acne spot treatment. All you have to do is mix 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil, 3 – 5 drops of tea tree oiland 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel.
10. Eye serum for dark circles
Have problem with dark under eye circles? I’ve found a solution on Dr. Axe’s site – rosehip oil eye serum for dark circles & puffiness.
To make it, mix 1/2 ounce rosehip oil, 1/2 ounce aloe vera gel, 10 drops lavender essential oil and 5 drops lemon essential oil. Store in a dark glass bottle and gently massage the mixture under and around your eyes every night before going to sleep.