From time immemorial, roses have been used for several purposes, such as to represent love, to add amazing flavour and smell to food, to produce perfumes, and to enhance the quality of the skin. When it comes to skincare, rose water is simply made by the process of steam distillation, wherein you boil the rose petals to prepare a natural liquid for a homeopathic beauty treatment. Believed to be first used by Persian and Arabian chemists, rose water has stood the test of time because of its one-of-a-kind benefits. It’s great that not much has changed about its uses and benefits, thus, rose water is a must-have in your beauty pouch. Here’s how you can use this amazing product in different ways:
Rose Water For Skin Hydration
No matter what your skin type is, it is likely to become dehydrated given the hot, humid season. This may lead to several other problems such as premature ageing, redness, rashes, etc. Apart from drinking a copious amount of water, one also needs to provide extra hydration to the skin from the outside. While you are not at home, keep rose water in a spray bottle in your bag. Spray your face, neck, and hands once in a while. This will keep them from becoming dry, and patchy. You can also mix a few drops of rose water in your moisturising cream.
Rose Water As A Skin Toner
Let’s admit it, most of us often forget toning our skin, despite knowing it is one of the most important steps for healthy skin. Toning removes dirt, deposition of sebum, debris from the upper layer of the body. Skipping this process on a regular basis can somehow increase the normal pH scale. Of course, we don’t want that! So, store half a cup of rose water in a jar and add cotton pads in it. Regularly clean skin pores from it. You can also add a few strands of saffron or half tablespoon aloe vera gel in the solution for extra benefits.
Rose Water To Prevent Under-Eye Puffiness
Staying awake late night, exhausting screen time and a few other reasons can end up giving you under-eye puffiness. Now, if you don’t want to keep looking like you are sick or still sleepy, you definitely want to prevent any such situation. The puffiness happens because of the accumulation of fluids under the thin skin of the eyes. The easiest way to deal with this is by using rose water. In a small bowl, pour add 3-5 tablespoons of rose water and cotton pads. Keep it in your fridge. Once it cools down, simply keep on your eyes for 30 mins and all the puffiness will vanish like magic!
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Rose Water As Setting Spray
This is one of my favourite rose water hacks that I use the most. No matter if you have, dry, oily, normal, or combination skin, spraying rose water on the face is likely to set makeup on all skin types. If often happens that makeup melts down or oxidises as you go under the scorching sun. Not only it damages your skin, but also makes you look too dark and dull. To avoid this and restore the pH balance of the skin, spray a generous amount of rose water before stepping out. Don’t touch your skin and let the rose water set on the skin. Also, whenever you feel that the skin has become too hot, try the same hack.
Rose Water As Makeup Remover
Instead of using chemical-infused makeup remover, it is best to work with something natural products that will hardly have any sort of side effects, such as rose water. The alcohol content and harmful ingredients in most of the store-bought makeup removers tend to cause more damage than the good. On the other hand, rose water is mild and is great for people, who have sensitive skin. Either you can pour rose water directly on a cotton pad and clean your makeup from it. Or, mix rose water with coconut oil and then sweep your foundation or eye makeup effortlessly.
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