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This Tried-And-True DIY Rosehip Oil Moisturizer Is More Anti-Aging Than Botox

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What Happened When I Stopped Using Botox And Started Using Rosehip Oil Instead

Are you looking for a natural way to help combat fine lines and wrinkles without breaking the bank or resorting to injections? Then I’d like to introduce you to Rosehip oil.  Now, this is not to be confused with rose oil. Rosehip oil is the oils extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush called Rosa Rubiginosa found in the Andes mountains. Rose oil, on the other hand, is extracted from the petals of a completely different plant, the rosa damascena. Rosehip oil is packed with anti aging properties making it a naturally powerful alternative to botox!

It has become the norm for women to get injections, and a few years ago I thought I’d give botox a try. After a few sessions, and a lot of self love, I decided to stop getting botox and embrace aging gracefully and naturally. I will love every laugh line and love every smile line!  Now, rosehip oil is my “botox”–this stuff really works! And the best part is, you don’t have to worry about toxins or costly upkeep.

Rosehip seed oil a natural approach to botox

 

Rosehip Oil Benefits

Rosehip oil is enriched with vitamins such as vitamin A, C and D which work wonders for your skin.

Vitamin C:  Rosehip oil is particularly high in vitamin C, making it a strong contender to ward off the damaging affects of ultraviolet light exposure. Vitamin C is also shown to stabilize collagen mRNA which increases collagen protein synthesis for repair of the damaged skin. This helps our skin to maintain and build elasticity and strength, which we naturally lose with age.

All-Trans-Retinoic-Acid [ATRA]: Rosehip oil contains tretinoin, or all trans retinoid acid, which is a close relative of vitamin A. It is the vitamin A acid that retinol converts to. Studies have shown that tretinoin is capable of at least partly reversing the structural damages of excessive sunlight exposure and may be useful in decelerating the photoaging process. Amazing right?!

Essential Fatty acids [EFA’s]: Rosehip oil contains the essential fatty acids omega-3s and omega-6s which are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. These polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, which is important in keeping skin hydrated, fuller and all around more youthful look.

These three components of rosehip oil can be very effective for your face! Here is a simple, affordable and effective way to include reship oil  to your daily beauty regime. This DIY rosehip moisturizer has worked wonders for my skin!

Rosehip Oil Face Moisturizer

Instructions

  1. Mix the beeswax, coconut butter, and sweet almond oil in a heat-safe glass bowl.  Place the glass bowl on top of a half filled pot of hot water, essentially a double boiler system. Be sure the bottom, of the glass bowl does not touch the water. Keep your stovetop at medium to high heat.
  2. Stir until all oils have melted and mixed together.  Remove the glass bowl from the pot of hot water. Set aside.
  3. Set aside and allow to cool for a few minutes. Oils can be heat sensitive, so it’s best to let the heat dissipate.
  4. Stir in rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil, and frankincense essential oil.
  5. Place mixture into fridge for 20-30 minutes. Just enough that the mixture starts to thicken, but not completely solid all the way through.
  6. Using an electric whisk, whisk the mixture until consistency is creamy and smooth.
  7. Store your moisturizer in a glass jar in your fridge.
  8. Apply on a clean face before bed.

If you are on a preexisting skincare regime, it’s always advised to talk to you dermatologist or skin care specialist before starting any new creams or oils.

Rosehip seed oil a natural approach to botox

I hope you enjoy the homemade rosehip seed oil moisturizer and feel confident with your glowing, youthful skin!

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Photo: Marina Khrapova on Unsplash; Inner Calms; Dr.Axe

Kayla Adams

Kayla Adams

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Kayla is an artist and a health warrior. Always discovering new ways to improve health and live an authentic, expansive life. 3 must haves: the sunshine, her girlfriends, and veggies. Follow Kayla on Instagram @kaylaadamslife.
  • Alyssa Prater

    Can you replace the beeswax with something else? Or leave it out???

    • Maureen Cram

      Exactly the question I wanted to ask. Everything else is vegan apart from the beeswax. Does anyone answer the comments?

  • Amy

    Hello! Same questions about the beeswax. I wonder if rice wax would work???

    • Hi Amy, we haven’t tried using rice wax but it sounds as though it could work! Give it a go, we think!

  • Marcus Bird

    Hi…I don’t know if you realised, but you didn’t make “Just” a face moisturiser. You actually made a cold cream! With the ingredients you used it has the same as old school cold creams our mothers and grandmothers used. You can use this exact cream to remove your make up and cleanse the skin. Apply to dry skin and massage in, wipe away with a warm wash cloth, then re-apply as a face cream!

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