With Fall here and humidity from Summer turning to drier air and those beautiful crisp cool mornings my skin care is starting to change a little. Since Covid I’ve been making most of my facials or using sheet masks. Cleansing is really important even when I’m not wearing makeup. Cleansing not only helps keep my skin glowing, it keeps that “maskne” (mask + acne) under control. Even wearing a fresh mask everyday, I think just the friction of my mask against my skin can cause irritation and breakouts.
I have been making some oil based facial scrubs and cleansers with simple items from my kitchen mixed with rosehips oil and store bought cleansers.
I keep finding more wonderful uses for my rosehips oil because rosehips oil has so many benefits for you skin. rosehip oil comes from the seeds of the rosehip fruit and is a wonderful antioxidant and is used in helping with skin issues. As an oil, it works well as a cleanser and makeup remover. Since rosehip oil is moisturizing, it’s great to use as the weather starts to get drier.
When removing makeup rosehip oil won’t aggravate dry and sensitive skin and is a good alternative that will not strip the skin of moisture. Oil based cleansers can help dissolve even waterproof makeup, including mascara and long lasting foundation.
Other of the benefits of rosehips oil:
Rosehip oil contains antioxidants particularly vitamin C. Antioxidants may help with the effects of DNA damaging molecules called free radicals. Free radicals play a key role in aging and disease.
- protecting the skin from sun damage
- reversing some sun-induced signs of aging
- reducing skin inflammation that can cause conditions, such as eczema and acne.
Here are 3 of the DIY recipes I’ve been using with my Rosehip oil mixed with my cleansers I regularly use:
What you will need
- A small dish to mix the ingredients.
- 1 tablespoon of Rosehip oil (Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil). I like this brand because it’s certified organic and comes with an eye dropper which makes it easy to use.
- I mix in 3 pumps of my Biore Rose Quartz and Charcol foaming cleanser. If I want to make this also an exfoliating scrub, I’ll add a teaspoon of natural raw sugar, or for a little milder scrub, I’ll add a teaspoon of regular granulated sugar.
- I also use DHC deep cleansing oil, purchased in Amazon. This cleansing oil is really effective on removing every single bit of makeup and mascara.
- I also, if I am in a hurry, I’ll mix in a pump or two of my CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser, after I’ve massaged in the DHC oil, that way everything washes off super fast.
My other favorite way to use my Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil face mask includes the following:
- One 1/4 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- One tablespoon of Manuka honey (Manuka Honey is Comvita) it is the best tasting, purest Manuka honey I’ve ever used. Manuka honey has amazing antibacterial qualities, so if you have any breakouts, or maskne, this is awesome.
- Massage this in and shower off.
If you try any of the recipes, I’d love to hear how you liked them or share your favorite DIY with me!