Rose water is an absolute beauty necessity if you are prone to skin blemishes, acne or blackheads. Rose water benefits your skin in more ways than one. Rose water helps control oil levels on the skin and is a naturally powerful antiseptic. Consequently it can aid in the kill bacteria on the skin while simultaneously preventing too much sebum and causing over oil production or blocking the pores. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, thus helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and redness.
Rose water has some wonderful unusual uses too, if you use a spray bottle, it’s a great odor eliminator and fragrance mist for the home.
Rose water is an amazing astringent and facial toner that works in a similar way to witch hazel. Read our article on witch Hazel here. It tightens up wrinkles and quite literally ‘tones’. It peels away dirt and trapped grit from skin flakes and leaves the face silky smooth and refreshed. Some prefer to do this after steaming, to close up the pores.
The scent of the roses is said to be a powerful and uplifting one. It can help to deal with feelings of anxiety as well as helping deal with emotional stress, and hence can tackle lines and marks at the source making you appear relaxed and more glowing. Since it helps tackle these stress related problems you can be sure to get a better night of sleep. It’s very gentle and can be used anywhere on the body, it’s great for insect bites, and other irritations. The natural vitamins A and C present in the rose petals leech out into the water to hydrate and protect the skin, as well as keeping it well nourished to give an all natural glow.
Full of healing prowess it’s also loaded with antioxidants. You can get some reasonably priced rose water here or you should consider making your own.
We have written a very simple recipe for making your own homemade rose water, it’s cheaper and way more fun, but you’ll end up with a lot more to use up, and can use it liberally then.
The most efficient use of the skin benefits of rose water is to apply it just before bed. It helps clear all the dirt build up and toxins that your face has collected throughout the day that way.
Alternatively, you can buy a great combination of two proven facial toners; Rose and Witch Hazel on Amazon here: THAYER Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner