Due to its anti-inflammatory properties and rich content of antioxidants, rose water finds its ways in skin care. Roses help balance the water in the skin and helps to impart and retain moisture in skin. Its versatility allows it to be suit the needs of all skin types.
Uses of Rose Water For Skin Care and Hair Care
1. Hair health
The nourishing and moisturizing properties of this water helps in improving the quality of hair. Spritz on the water along the ends of the hair or the scalp. As a result it penetrates through and promotes the hair health.
2. Hair conditioner
After showering, apply rose water as a hair mask and wash off after 10 minutes. This helps in managing frizzy hair. It also adds a healthy shine and volume to hair.
For mild scalp inflammations and dandruff conditions, use the water on scalp and massage well. The alkalinity helps it to easily penetrate through the scalp and help in soothing and preventing infections.
4. Lip moisturizer
Rose water helps impart moisture and keeps lips moist and supple. You can apply directly as a lip moisturizer or you can add beetroot juice to rose water to make a tinted lip moisturizer. If you have very dry lips, add honey to this water to give extra boost to the lips.
5. pH Balance
Soaps and harsh cleansers disrupt the balance of skin making it more acidic. Hence, this makes the skin prone to growth of bacteria, resulting in acne. The alkalinity is close to skin hence helps to restore the balance of the skin.
Most people skip the toning step, not knowing of its importance. After a long day wearing makeup, dermatologists suggest using a double cleansing routine, followed by a toning process. A toner helps in removing the excess dirt possibly be missed by the cleanser. Rose water works as an excellent toner with its alkalinity and nourishing properties. It thoroughly cleans off the skin and also imparts moisture.
7. Moisturize skin
As pH is close to skin, it can easily penetrate into the skin. It helps to freshen up skin by penetrating into pores. It has nutrients and helps to provide mild hydration.
8. Face mist
Due it its refreshing properties, rose water works as an excellent face mist. Fill in a sprayer bottle with this water and carry along in your bag. In the middle of the day, if you feel your skin needs some boost then spritz on the water to instant refreshment.
9. Body mist
After a shower, spritz on or apply rose water on skin. Due to prolonged use of soap, skin might go dry. Additionally helps in restoring the moisture. Not only does it helps in refreshing skin, but also helps to leave a beautiful rose smell behind. So, use this water on body every day to keep your skin soft, supple and healthy. You can also add the water to baths. Ancient beauties like Cleopatra were believed to use it in her bath.
Wrinkles and fine lines does not occurs just with age, sometimes premature again can occur due to prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays, use of products with harmful chemicals, unhealthy food and pollution. Rose water is rich in antioxidant and helps neutralize your skin and prevents aging.
Rose water helps remove the excess oils from your face. It also helps discourage the growth of acne-causing bacteria with its pH balancing properties. This helps reduce acne while controlling future breakouts.
12. De-tan mask
Aloe vera gel helps nourish and hydrate your skin. Together with rose water improves texture, fading scars, and fights acne. Mix aloe vera and the water together and apply as a face mask. Wash it off after 15 minutes. This works as an instant de-tan mask.
13. Lightening mask
Mix sandalwood oil and rose water together and apply it on entire face or affected areas. Leave on for 30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This helps in lightening skin complexion and also removes scars and blemishes on the face.
14. Treats Skin Conditions
Skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis can be treated with help of rose water. The rose water’s cooling properties along with its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the irritation and aggravation caused by such skin conditions.
15. Sun burns
Rose water has amazing cooling properties. So, if you suffer from a sunburn next time, apply the water to treat them.
Rose water has wonderful anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. Cool rose water in the fridge. Use the cooled down water in a cotton ball to apply around eyes. Apply the water to calm down and boost up a tired eyes.It can effectively reduce puffiness in eyes.
17. Makeup setting spray
Besides refreshing, spraying on rose water helps in removing excess powder on the makeup and helps to give beautiful finish, healthy glow and a dewy finish to the skin.
18. After shave
After a shave, waxing, threading or using epilator , skin feels itchy and pain. If you swipe rose water on the painful areas, it can instantly calm down the skin. Due to anti-inflammatory and calming properties, it helps manage pain.
19. Mascara renewal
To renew dried up mascara, add a few drops of rose water and shake well the mascara bottle to reuse it again. Since rose water has no hair to use near eyes, it is safe to use.
20. Makeup remover
Rose water is safe to use around sensitive areas like eyes and lips. Use rose water and coconut oil together and wipe off makeup with a cotton pad. These both ingredients is safe to use and good for skin.
It is not too hard to get lost in the heavenly fragrance of rose water. Due to its amazing smelling and cooling characteristics, it helps in calming mood. Researchers have found that the water has a positive effect in helping fight stress, contribute to more sound promote sleep. Use the water in a diffuser to instantly make your room to relax your mind. You could also apply the water to enjoy its skin benefits too.
22. Safe to use
Rose water is naturally prepared and derived from roses. Besides it has anti-inflammatory properties, so it has no threat to skin. IT also suits all skin types.