Roses are not just beautiful flowers to look at; they are undoubtedly beauty’s magic potion. Rosewater is full of benefits for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. Full of antioxidants and vitamins, roses water can slow the aging process, soothe irritated skin, cleanse oily skin, and add a beautiful glow to the healthy skin. Whether you have oily, dry or combination, there are benefits of adding rose water to your beauty regime.
Why Is Rose Water Good For Your Skin?
Rosewater is incredibly versatile, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties and rich content of antioxidants. The water helps soothe your skin, tone it, and keep it moisturized. Before you settle on which popular water rose mist to buy or just make your own, let’s learn about what are the benefits of rose water.
1. Maintain the pH balance of your skin
Rosewater has a pH level of 5.5, which helps you balance out the disruption by bringing your skin’s pH levels back to normal. And thanks to its pH balancing properties, it can be used as a toner. It not just tighten your pores but also prepare your skin for optimal hydration
Spray rosewater onto a cotton pad and wipe down your skin evenly, morning and night, after cleansing.
2. Hydrate your skin
Mist is highly effective in hydrating the outermost layer of our skin, adding rose water mist will be a perfect natural remedy. The best part of rosewater mist is that it is super easy to spritz on whenever your skin starts to feel dehydrated. Just buy rosewater and transfer it to an empty, glass spray bottle and spray whenever and wherever you want.
3. Curb Acne
Rosewater contains great anti-inflammatory properties. The water helps remove the excess oils from your face, at the same time discourage the growth of acne-causing bacteria with its pH balancing properties, helping to reduce acne while controlling future breakouts.
4. Soothes skin conditions
Our skin is naturally acidic with a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. Many skincare products have a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. If you are suffering from a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, these high pH products can cause these skin conditions to worsen. But rosewater’s naturally has a pH level of 5.5, this helps soothe and calm the skin — reducing skin irritation. The water cooling properties coupled with its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the irritation and aggravation caused by such skin conditions
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5. Slow down the aging process
With the exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun, your skin will age faster. And with stress, unhealthy lifestyle, and pollution, all these factors assist in the generation of free radicals which in term will damage your skin. Rosewater’s high antioxidant content helps to neutralize the free radicals and keep your skin healthy.
6. Keep your skin refresh
Use your rosewater as a face mist to keep your skin nourished and healthy. Carrying a spray bottle filled with rosewater in your bag is the best way to keep your skin hydrated and feels fresh all through the day. It can even help set your makeup, keeping your skin feeling fresh and supple for long hours.
7. Reduce eye puffiness
Rosewater contains vitamin C and A, as well as flavonoids. It is a natural astringent with anti-inflammatory properties, and these soothing properties are sure to brighten your eyes and reduce puffiness.
Refrigerate your rosewater for half an hour and apply around the eyes with a cotton pad. By doing so, you will feel incredibly rejuvenating and refreshing.
8. Use as a cleanser
Washing your face too many times or using harsh chemical products will stripe off your natural oil.
Pour the rose water into a spray bottle and spritz your face until it is wet. Let the water stay on for about 20 seconds. Proceed to wipe the water off with a tissue.
This cleansing method is ideal for when you are on the go or even for your morning skincare regimen. The rose water helps eliminate dirt and sweat that keeps building up on your face through the course of the day.
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Popular Rosewater Mist To Try
Trader Joe’s Rose Water Facial Toner
Apoterra – Organic Rose Hydrating Toner with Hyaluronic Acid + Rooibos (4 oz)
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater
Heritage Store Rosewater Spray with Atomizer 8-Ounce Bottle
Ecla Rose Water Spray Mist Toner
Valentia Organic Rose Water Toner Spray (4oz.)
Herbivore Botanicals All Natural Rose Hibiscus Mist
DIY: Your Own Rosewater
Rosewater mists can cost a pretty penny if you buy over the counter, but it is so easy to make your own. Follow easy step-by step on how to make your own rosewater
- Dried rose petals (or fresh from an organic, pesticide-free source)
- distilled/filtered water
- Saucepan with lid
- Measure 1/4 cup of dried rose petals into your saucepan. Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup if you are using fresh petals
- Pour 1 1/2 cups water into your saucepan
- Cover and bring to a boil
- Reduce temperature to the lowest setting that still allows the water to simmer
- Simmer until the color of the rose petals has faded. Mine became almost colorless. This only took about 5-10 minutes
- Leave the lid on and cool completely
- Pour water and petals through the nut bag or cheesecloth into a dark, clean bottle. You can use a funnel or strain into a measuring bowl with a pour spout and then pour into your dark bottle
Note: Store in the refrigerator for several weeks or on the counter for up to one week
In general, rose water doesn’t have side effects. However, some manufacturers may add parfum (perfume) to enhance the rose smell or other ingredients that may irritate sensitive skin. If you are purchasing rose water instead of DIY your own, make sure you buy only 100% pure rosewater, i.e., distilled water of roses without any chemicals. If you make your own, make sure the rose stalks are fresh from an organic, pesticide-free source.
It is good to do a simple patch test by applying the rosewater topically by putting a small amount — about the size of a dime — on the arm as an initial test. If there is no adverse or allergic reaction within 24 hours, it can be safely applied elsewhere.
Any reaction such as burning, stinging, redness or irritation after the use of rosewater, immediately stop using and visit a doctor, as it may be a sign of an infection or allergic reaction.
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