Rose water is a miracle product brought to us by nature and generations of women used rose water as part of their skincare regime.
Rose water has many benefits. Rose is a key ingredient available for skin rejuvenation and skin cell regeneration. Rose water was first taken by the Persians around the 10th century. Currently, the majority of rose water and rose essential oil still comes from this area.
It not only repairs damaged skin structure, it also reverses signs of aging like wrinkles, improves skin color and elasticity, diminishes scars and pits, reduces stretch marks.
Ancient Rome used rose water for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. They used it to wash hands and have bath. During the middle ages, rose water was used to beat stress and depression. Even today, rose water is used for many purposes in every household. Read on to know the beauty benefits of rose water.
Use To Relieve Headaches
Use a little bit of rose water on a cotton ball and apply around the eyes, forehead and temples to soothe headaches.
As rose water is anti-inflammatory and reduces dryness it it really good for dry itchy scalp. Rinse your head with rosewater mixed in water. It also nourishes the hair and induces hair growth by increasing the blood flow.
Remove your makeup
Pour a littel on a a cotton ball and gently rub in a circular motion on the face and around the eyes yo remove makeup.
It can be used as a gentle facial cleanser. Make your own by mixing one cup of rose water, 2 teaspoons of glycerin and 10 drops of rose essential oil. The essential oil will add to the cleansing properties of this rose water cleanser as well as help preserve it.
The natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin, keeping skin feeling smooth. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin because the sugars in its petals create a soothing feeling.
Get rid of Acne and Blackheads
Rose water is also used to treat pimples and to get rid of blackheads. The rose petals have antibacaterial properties and are soothing to the skin. Mix rose water with lemon juice and applying to the skin twice a week . Another way to use rose water is to boil petals in water and steam the face for ten minutes.
When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind. In fact, rose petals are a staple in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm. While this characteristic doesn’t directly add beauty benefits, it sure makes that rose-scented lotion or cream an extra pleasant experience.
Use As A Toner
It can be used as a natural facial toner because rose water helps to absorb excess oil from the skin without leaving a drying effect. Make your own by combining 1 1/4 cups of rose water, eight drops of glycerin and 3/4 cup of witch hazel in a dark glass bottle (this is important because you do not want light to affect the mixture). Shake the bottle well before use, and apply daily with cotton balls or swabs. Rose water toner is perfect to combat acne.