Most of us will have suffered from acne at some point in our lives, and it usually flares up the worst when you have somewhere important to be.
If you’ve exhausted the Sudocrem and toothpaste and whatever else the internet told you would work in clearing it up overnight, we have just discovered something that apparently will.
In a post titled “The wonders rosehip oil has done for my skin in 3 weeks,” user Foureyedlemon shared two side-by-side before and after shots of her skin, and the difference is remarkable.
The ‘before’ photo shows her broken out, oily skin (no judgement here because, same), followed by the photo of her skin transformation after lathering herself with rosehip oil for three weeks, in which her skin looks way less red, puffy and her acne is calmer.
The idea of putting oil on your already-super-oily skin might seem like you’re asking for trouble, but there are actually plenty out there that dry and soothe skin, like castor oil and aloe vera.
Rosehip oil can be a major help for acne sufferers, with its fatty acids and antioxidants, which help to soothe irritation, balance oil production and fade scarring. Yep, turns out you don’t need a million pounds and your own personal dermatologist to fix your skin…
Along with the photos, Foureyedlemon wrote: “I think the picture really shows just how much this routine helped lessen the oil on my face.
“I’ve always had REALLY oily skin and have had bad acne since 6th grade, [and] I’ve never been this clear. Rosehip is such a miracle to me and I was scared it would break me out, but luckily I’m on the other side of the fence!”
Other Reddit users expressed their joy at the product and having tried it, rosehip oil “toned down redness,” made their skin “literally glow,” made zits “shrink away,” and has been, overall, “a miracle worker.”
Given the Colgate-related extreme lengths we’ve been to previously to banish bad skin, rosehip oil sounds like it’s definitely worth a gamble.