Rose water, a by-product of rose oil, is found in every Indian home. The reason being, its beneficial healing properties for eyes and skin. Rose water acts as an important ingredient in a lot of beauty products like- face packs, face gels, moisturizers, and cleansers. It revives, exfoliates, and tones the skin. Rose water comes with great benefits when it comes to skincare. It is suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin. It easily gets absorbed in the skin hydrating it from within. So, embrace rose water as your beauty best friend this summer season for its benefit listed below-
Soothes Skin Redness and Irritation-
If your skin is sensitive to skin care products, you can hinge upon this amazing natural product “rose water”. Direct exposure to heat can destroy the outermost layer of skin (epidermis), which can consequently trigger redness, sunburns, itchiness and other skin allergies. Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness of the irritated skin. Use refrigerated rose water dipped in a cotton pad and dab it on the affected area to mollify the harsh sunburn or use a few drops while taking a bath.
A lot of home remedies to treat acne involve rose water as an important ingredient, in fact, rose water has antiseptic and has antimicrobial properties that alone can help reduce acne outburst and scars. A mixture of lemon juice and rose water, when used in equal quantity and applied directly to the acne scars for ten minutes, helps in lightening acne marks. One can also use a cucumber paste with honey and rose water, or fuller’s earth (Multani mitti) and rose water pack to keep acne at bay
Reduces Eye Puffiness and Dark Circles
Rose water reduces fatigue that one feels after a long tiresome day. Add a few drops of rose water on two cotton pads, eyes lie down in a comfortable position and place them on your closed eyes for ten minutes. I, personally, prefer to put 2-3 drops directly into my eyes. It helps in removing extra dirt, provides relaxation, reduces swelling and gives a very cooling effect to the eyes.
Natural Makeup Remover-
Removing makeup is an important skin care ritual. The skin needs to renew itself at night and these layers of makeup prevent our skin to breath and also clogs our pores. If you’re running out of your regular cleanser or toner rose water will act as either of the two. It washes away cosmetics, impurities, and dirt from the surface of your skin. You need not rub harshly, nor stretch your skin while removing makeup with rose water, just massage gently with a cotton pad dipped in rose water.When used in the form of a toner, it helps to prevent wrinkles, tightens pores, and leaves behind a wonderful glow on the skin.
Some of the low-priced rose waters available in Indian Market-
- Khadi natural rose water- INR 70
- Dabur Rose Water- INR 85
- Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water- INR 250
- Patanjali Divya Rose Water- INR 25