Rosewater created by distilled roses, the first flower believed to be used in such a way is a natural beauty elixir. It is undeniably one of the best skincare products to include in your everyday regime. From Cleopatra to Cameron Diaz, they have counted on Rose water to keep their skin glowing and healthy.
Rose water is no less than magic in a bottle, and that’s no exaggeration. It offers so much to every skin type; normal, combination, dry or sensitive. Also, it is multi-purpose. It can be used to hydrate and remove make up, it can be added to face masks for better results, mixed in your shampoo/conditioner, or you can even bathe in it like Cleopatra.
The ways you can use rose water don’t end here.
You can spray some on your pillow to help you sleep better. You can cook with it too, and you can even add it to your laundry, so your clothes come out smelling like roses, doesn’t that sound heavenly?
I hope I’ve made my case about how just one bottle of rose water can be make you so resourceful.
You may be asking “How does it do that and why is it so amazing?” and here are some scientifically proven benefits of rose water.
Rose water’s anti-inflammatory properties help with various conditions, both internal and external. It helps to soothe the skin, get rid of redness. Moreover, it’s also helpful with eczema or rosacea.
The cooling properties make your skin feel rejuvenated and takes care of the puffiness, especially on the area around your eyes. It can also be used on sunburns to soothe and heal them. (And yes, it’s human to forget sunblock and end up with a serious sunburn. You’re not alone)
It’s especially ideal for sensitive skin because of its’ mildness.
It’s Packed with Antioxidants
The sun, pollution and dirt can cause decay in our skins radiance. The antioxidant qualities in rose water protect the skin from all types of stress. It purifies and removes dirt and oil to keep your pores minimal.
It also stimulates blood circulation to support new skin cell growth. Antioxidants contain potential lipid peroxidation inhibitory effects that help with regenerating and protecting cells.
Aging skin can get dried out easily which magnifies the visibility of wrinkles. Rose water can prevent water loss and keep your skin bouncy. It can be found as an ingredient in many anti-aging products. It boosts the collagen content and tightens the skin to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
You are well aware of the damages to the skin caused by the sun, pollution and an unhealthy lifestyle. All the factors aid in producing free radicals that cause aging skins to become visible, rose water neutralizes the free radicals and keeps your skin glowing.
It’s PH balancing Qualities
The outer layer of your skin has a protective acidic film and if the acidity levels are not maintained. That layer can be compromised which results in acne and other inflammatory symptoms.
Rose water has a pH level of 5.5, and our skin is between 4.6-6.2. Our skin is more on the acidic side and the alkaline properties of rose water can balance it out to bring the pH of the skin back to normal.
Excess use of commercial products and cleansers can disrupt the pH balance and lead to bacteria growth. This can help prevent acne by removing the excess oils from your face. It can also be used to reduce present acne.
It’s pH balancing properties make it an excellent toner. It gently removes all dirt and oil from your face while hydrating it.
If you’re anything like me, I’m usually not motivating to cleanse and tone my face every night. So, the good news is, rose waters gently cleanses and tones the skin.
A study conducted in 2011 found that the rose petal extract relaxes the central nervous system which results in antidepressant and antianxiety effects.
Rose oil and rose water are frequently used in aromatherapy to soothe headaches and it’s due to the de-stressing effects of the scent. The olfactory (sense of smell) sends calming signals to the brain.
Next time you feel anxious and can’t seem to relax, just spritz a bit of rose water on your face and breath it in.
Rosewater is all natural, rich in antioxidants and contains no harsh chemicals. It has absolutely zero side effects and is packed with essential vitamins like A, C, D,E and B3. So, what are you waiting for, stock up on it now.