WHAT IS ROSE WATER?
Rosewater is made by steeping rose petals in hot water. It is scented water used as perfume. Rosewater is traditionally used in beauty products. So, it’s no wonder that it creates magical benefits on your face and it is also added to sweets and drinks for its flavor.
ROSEWATER FOR FACE: Rosewater has numerous benefits that it is used on the face for its hydration. Its antibacterial properties reduce redness and puffiness on the face. Rosewater for the face may sound weird, but when regularly used, it also improves skin complexion.
HOW TO MAKE ROSE WATER AT HOME?
To make rose water at home, take half a cup of Indian Fragrant Rose or Paneer Rose(in Tamil) petals in a saucepan. Add one and a half cups of water to it and cover it with a lid. Bring it to a boil. After the water boils, lower the flame and let it cool down. Let all the color and essence of the rose petals drain in the water. Now, you can add it to a container and store it in a cool and dry place for up to six months.
HOW TO USE ROSE WATER?
Do you know that you can use rose water for your face? Cleanse your face with soap or your regular cleanser and remove the excess oil and dirt from your face. Grab a cotton ball or a cotton pad and moist it in your homemade rose water. Now dab it directly onto your skin. Let it be absorbed by your skin. Repeat it a few more times after it completely dried off. Now your skin is ready to glow!
You can not only use it on your face but you can also use it on your tired eyes to reduce swelling. You can also fill the rose water in a spray bottle and use rose water as a toner. It helps to hydrate your skin.
Toner is usually applied after cleansing the face. Most people skip this step. But it is the most essential part as it helps in removing dirt, leftover oils, and dead skin cells that the cleanser might have missed.
Can rose water be used as a toner? Yes! Rosewater is a natural toner that’s been used for centuries, while it became popular in recent years. Rosewater toner has numerous antioxidants that keep our skin hydrated. It helps in maintaining healthy skin by restoring its pH balance(pH balance is the acid-base balance of your skin. Your skin’s natural pH has to be around 5.5). While most fancy toners available in the market are now filled with strong alcohol, they may dry out your skin as a consequence of using it.
You can use homemade rose water that is natural and gentle. It possesses astringent properties that help to clean the pores of oil. If used regularly, it removes extra oil from your skin and helps to get rid of acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
We saw earlier how rose water is used in food and drinks, especially in beauty products! Would you like to know more about rose water and its benefits? Then continue reading;
CONTAINS ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES: Rosewater contains powerful anti-aging properties that help to protect cells from getting damaged. It also provides powerful cell protection if used continuously. Antioxidants in rosewater help in retaining the firmness and bounciness of the skin, just like a child’s cheeks.
ENHANCES MOOD: If you are more into natural beauty, then rose water is ready to go option for you. It not only gives a great smell but also enhances your Monday mood.
REDUCES PUFFINESS: Rosewater helps to get rid of your puffy eyes and dark circles that came from your last night’s party!
HEALS CUTS AND BURNS: It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help to heal wounds faster. These properties help to fight against the infections of cuts and burns faster.
RELIEVES HEADACHE: Rosewater is commonly used in aromatherapy, to relieve headaches. It’s due to the de-stressing effects. The vapor of rose water helps to soothe headaches without applying any chemical vaporizers.
REDUCES SKIN REDNESS: It helps in reducing skin redness and since it’s rich in antioxidants, it can improve skin complexion if used consistently.
ADDS FLAVOUR TO DRINKS: Rosewater contains vitamins A, B, C, and E which can help to relieve stress and anxiety and gives refreshing flavor to the drink.
BENEFITS OF ROSE WATER ON FACE: As we saw earlier, rose water uses for healthy and glowing skin are numerous. It makes the skin free of skin irritations, redness, puffiness, acne, and acne scars.
SOOTHES DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS: It is said that rose water can ease bloating, constipation and also improve digestion.
REDUCES ACNE AND ACNE SCARS: If you have acne, there are various reasons to consider adding rose water to your routine as it helps in reducing extra oil from the skin and helps to maintain the pH balance of the skin. It can reduce blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and acne scars.
DIY ROSEWATER FACE PACKS:
Perhaps you are a person who’s more cautious about your skincare routine; maybe that’s the reason you’re here, reading this blog! No worries, there are lots of DIY rosewater hacks to increase the natural glow of your skin. Here are a few alternatives for you to try if you’re bored with your regular skincare routine.
FOR DRY SKIN: Take a tablespoon of honey and fresh aloe vera gel with rose water and mix it. Now apply it onto your freshly cleansed face. Leave it for ten minutes and wash it off. Honey helps to seal hydration of the skin, aloe vera, and rosewater soothes skin inflammation and irritation.
FOR COMBINATION SKIN: Mix a tablespoon of gram flour, along with four tablespoons of rosewater and apply it to your face. It’s advised to gently massage your face after applying it, as gram flour helps in exfoliating your skin while rosewater retains the hydration of your skin.
FOR OILY SKIN: Take an equal amount of tomato paste and rose water and mix it. Apply it on your face and wash it off with cold water when it gets dry. Tomato is a great ingredient to add to your face as it helps in reducing the excess oil, while rosewater helps with retaining moisture.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER USING ROSEWATER?
Rosewater has some amazing benefits for your skin. Make it a part of your daily skincare routine to maintain healthy and glowing skin. Including it in your skincare and using it constantly for a long time improves your skin’s complexion. You can use rosewater for glowing, problem-free skin unless you are allergic to roses.