10 Benefits of Rosehip During Pregnancy

Rosehip has beneficial properties for pregnancy. Next, we will tell you about them.
10 Benefits of Rosehip During Pregnancy
Maria del Carmen Hernandez

Reviewed and approved by the dermatologist Maria del Carmen Hernandez.

Last update: 22 December, 2021

Rosehip is a natural element that’s highly recommended for skincare routines in pregnancy. Its benefits are countless at this and other stages of life, even postpartum. Do you want to know more about the benefits of rosehip during pregnancy? Keep reading!

The properties of rosehip

Rosehip oil is extracted from the fruit and seeds of the plant. It has long been used in clinical and aesthetic dermatology, due to its high content of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and phenols.

Next, we’ll go into detail regarding all the benefits of rosehip during pregnancy when it comes to the health of the skin.

1. Increases collagen production

Collagen is one of the basic components of the skin, which gives firmness and elasticity to this tissue. As we age, its levels decrease and the skin barrier loses its tension.

There are several studies that have shown that rosehip prevents the degradation of different types of collagen and favors its production in the skin.

2. Rosehip hydrates the skin

The hydration of the skin of the pregnant woman is essential in order to give it softness and the desired flexibility.

For this reason, the enormous amount of essential fatty acids that this oil has contributes to maintaining a functional skin barrier. Above all, it’s an excellent option to hydrate dry and itchy skin.

3. It acts as an antioxidant

The skin’s surface has the ability to absorb oils easily. This allows the antioxidants present in rosehip to penetrate deep into the tissue.

According to a study published by Clinical Interventions in Aging, these components prevent the aging of all skin cells.

A rosehip bush.

4. Rosehip stimulates blood circulation

The use of rosehip oil improves circulation, as it regulates the flow of blood within the small vessels of the skin. In turn, it boosts the supply of nutrients to all the cells of the body.

5. It contributes to healing

A study published in the journal Plant Medical concluded that rosehip has beneficial properties for wound healing.

During the gestation period, women can develop stretch marks, which are generated by the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. Therefore, one of the benefits of the use of rosehip during pregnancy is to prevent these types of injuries.

6. Attenuates certain skin blemishes

Spots on the skin develop from an excess of melanin and appear as dark patches. In general, these appear as a result of sun exposure, hormonal changes, or the consumption of certain medications.

However, on that note, the vitamin A in rosehip consists of retinoids that reduce pigmented lesions and other signs of skin aging.

7. Rosehip helps prevent cellulite

There are no magic solutions that permanently eliminate cellulite from the skin. However, the use of rosehip during pregnancy can help maintain healthy and functional skin.

The use of the oil is recommended through lymphatic massages, to alleviate the feeling of heaviness in the legs and thus avoid the development of cellulite or unwanted edema.

8. Prevents wrinkles

In addition to improving skin moisture and elasticity, rosehip helps prevent skin wrinkles.

Vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E work together to combat visible sun damage to the skin. In fact, they even help prevent aging caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.

9. Provides elasticity to the skin

The dry and non-greasy properties of rosehip help promote the natural moisturizing effects of any skin type. This is because its high content of vitamin A and vitamin C stimulates the renewal of the cells of the epidermis, the most superficial layer of the skin. Consequently, it increases its luminosity and shine.

Rosehip and a bottle of rosehip oil.

10. Rosehip reduces certain dermatological conditions

Rosehip has anthocyanins, polyphenols, and vitamin E, which in addition to being antioxidants, can reduce inflammation. Therefore, it’s useful for mitigating irritation and eczema of the following diseases :

  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis

The benefits of rosehip and pregnancy

Not many people are aware of the benefits of rosehip during pregnancy; however, it’s an interesting therapeutic option due to its high content of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Not only is it easy to buy and use, but it’s also considered one of the safest natural oils to use on all skin types. Especially during pregnancy.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Phetcharat L, Wongsuphasawat K, Winther K. The effectiveness of a standardized rose hip powder, containing seeds and shells of Rosa canina, on cell longevity, skin wrinkles, moisture, and elasticity. Clin Interv Aging. 2015 Nov 19;10:1849-56. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S90092. PMID: 26604725; PMCID: PMC4655903. Disponible en: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4655903/
  • Lei Z, Cao Z, Yang Z, Ao M, Jin W, Yu L. Rosehip Oil Promotes Excisional Wound Healing by Accelerating the Phenotypic Transition of Macrophages. Planta Med. 2019 May;85(7):563-569. doi: 10.1055/a-0725-8456. Epub 2018 Sep 10. PMID: 30199901.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.