Take a look at why this symbol of beauty has become a staple skincare ingredient
Roses have been a representation of love and femininity for centuries, so it’s no wonder that it has become a major ingredient in many beauty rituals throughout the years. If you’re big into natural beauty, then Rose water is the way to go. Not only does it smell great but it has amazing benefits for your skin, containing plenty of good for your skin antioxidants, Rose water works like magic when it comes to giving you that radiant glow.
Different types of roses can be used to make rose water, but the most sought after one would have to be Rosa Damascena (or “Bulgarian Rose”). Rosa Damascena is a staple ingredient in many natural rose water products; it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, thus helping soothe skin, minimize pores, and reduce fine lines, to help you get the healthy skin of your dreams. But we’ll get into that in a second…
The antioxidants in rose water protect your skin cells against damage caused by pollutants, UV rays, and other free radicals in the environment. Think of it like you’re very own body armor against all the bad things you come into contact with everyday. These same antioxidants can also be used for an anti-aging effect by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
But wait, there’s more: rose water can also be beneficial in helping treat serious skin conditions like eczema and rosacea; it’s anti-inflammatory properties have a naturally soothing effect for irritated skin and helps reduce redness and itchiness.
The antibacterial and disinfectant properties of rose water mean that it can even help improve wound healing time by keeping them sterile and fighting off any potential infections. You can use them on burns, cuts, scrapes, and scars. Useful for preventing and treating infections.
Rose water is not only good for the skin, it’s great for your entire body. If you want to hear more about how rose water can be beneficial for you health, check out this article that lists all the miraculous effects of rose water on the body and mind.
Rose water can serve lots of different purposes in your skincare routine, it all depends on how you would like to use it. Take a look at a few of the most common ways rose water can help in your skincare practice.
Rose water has hydrating and moisturizing properties, making it a great skincare cleanser. It can even replace your current facial cleanser. In fact, you might even consider replacing your current cleansing product with a rose water cleanser and boast the effects of natural ingredients in skincare.
Here are some great natural rose water cleansers:
Rose water is a gentle alternative to toners and can be used daily without worrying about causing irritation. It will prep your skin by tightening and reducing the appearance of your pores. If you want to go store bought, you can find rose water toners for pretty cheap. You can take a look at this Rose Petal Facial Toner by Thayers.
That’s right! You can get rose water even in face mask form. If you would like an even more invigorating treatment to brighten your skin, why not try out FOREO’s Bulgarian Rose face mask. In combination with UFO, you’ll be getting all the benefits of rose water combined with thermo therapy and light treatment provided by the smart mask device. It’s a lot to get into right now, but you can check out just why we love the UFO smart mask treatment
Lastly, for a revitalising treat, you can spray some rose water onto your face throughout the day. All those antioxidants can help get your skin glowing. My personal fave would have to be facial spray with aloe, herbs and rose water by Mario Badescu.
After this little crash course, it looks like you’re more than ready to step into the world of rose water skincare and beauty. Try it out and don’t forget to leave your comments in the reply box – let us know what a little flower power did for your skin!
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