Rose Water – A Natural Beauty Elixir


Rose water has been revered and used for centuries in the Middle East and the Subcontinent as a natural beauty elixir. With well documented soothing and healing qualities, as well as natural anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory powers, rose water is a beauty powerhouse.  Not just that, it helps balance skin’s pH, tightens the pores, and helps reduce redness and irritation. As a result, many skincare brands use rose water as a base in their products.

Here’s how you can incorporate rose water in your skincare regimen

  1. As a Toner

Rose Water is an excellent replacement for alcohol/chemical laden skin toners. Rose water is soothing and calming for the skin because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It also helps tighten the pores and reduce their appearance.
Just wet a cotton ball in chilled rose water and dab it on cleansed skin.  Rose water’s mild astringent properties help gently tone the skin.

  1. For Tired, Puffy Eyes

If you have puffy, tired eyes due to lack of sleep, Rose water offers an ideal solution. Soak a cotton ball in chilled rose water and place it on your eyelids. Keep it as long as you want while relishing the soothing feeling around your eyes. This will help reduce the puffiness and give relief to your eyes.

  1. As a Facial Cleanser

Rose water makes for a great natural cleanser because of its hydrating and anti-bacterial properties. You can mix 2-3 drops of glycerine in one tablespoon of rose water and use the resultant mixture as a replacement of your current daily cleanser.

  1. As a Hair Conditioner

Add two tablespoons of pure organic rose water to a cup of water and pour it through your hair, post shampooing and conditioning as final rinse. Your hair will feel silky smooth, with an enviable, healthy shine to boot.

  1. As a Natural Face Mist

A great way to use rose water is to spritz it directly on your face. It is incredibly refreshing and soothing to the skin and can be a mood booster after a long day. A lot of skincare experts swear by its Softening, Toning and Brightening effects.

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