I have battled acne since my tween years. I remember thinking that the two or three pimples on my chin at age 13 were awfully annoying, but in later years I grew to be envious of these relatively few markings. In the year before my wedding I visited a dermatologist regularly to help with the problem. The creams and pills helped, but I abandoned them after the wedding when I decided I didn’t care quite enough to keep up with them and the regular doctor visits.
Saying I don’t care about my skin is a lie. However, I had become somewhat indifferent to my frequent break-outs. They weren’t THAT bad. I could handle them. How much did they matter anyway?
I truly believed this. I think I still do. However, during a recent vacation to Nashville with some friends (our first trip without the little one!), I was introduced to something new to add to my skincare regimen. Becky (Haluska) Borgman, thanks for the recommendation!!
The secret? Rose hip oil. This handy elixir mixed with my favorite “do-it-all” extra virgin coconut oil has become the main step in my nighttime routine.
So, how do I use it? Simple! I wash and dry my face like usual. I then place a bit of coconut oil in my palm along with 4-5 drops of the rose hip oil. I then rub it all over my face and massage for 30 seconds or so. If I have too much oil I occasionally wipe a bit off right before I hop into bed. However, I still make sure that my face is plenty oily.
I have gotten really great results from this simple, cheap, natural addition to my evening. After one use my skin was much smoother. After a few days I realized that many of my acne scars (of which I have many…I’m a picker! Eek!) were beginning to fade. The best news? After a month of using rose hip oil with a bit of coconut oil I have only had 3-4 pimples. Honestly! It’s been awesome.
My friend, Becky, does not use coconut oil with the rose hip oil. However, she also reported great results, hence the reason she shared her secret with me!
A simple Google search of rose hip oil will result in an abundance of information regarding uses and benefits. While it is important to take many tips you read online with a grain of salt, my experience is that rose hip oil really is very beneficial! If nothing else, it is worth a try.
Do you have any good, or even bad, reviews for rose hip oil? What are you favorite oils? I love trying new things!