Rose, a classic ingredient in skincare products, has been a popular DIY remedy in countries like Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and India – and for good reason. The essence of the flower is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can hydrate and calm the skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties work against acne and irritation. Plus, rose water and rose oil can refine skin texture, making it a safe alternative to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Added to these benefits, rose water also has a calming effect on the mind.
I put together five DIY recipes to help you imbibe the goodness of rose water into your skincare and haircare routines.
A Calming, Anti-Inflammatory Mask To Fight Acne
Rose, turmeric and honey make for a strong combination of acne-fighting ingredients, since they all have powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The addition of rose water lets the mask ease irritation and restores moisture to the skin. Mix crushed rose petal with some turmeric, adding rose water and honey to make a paste. Apply to the face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water to reveal calmer, soothed skin. If you suffer from acne or rosacea and are searching for a natural treatment, rose water could help.
A PH Balancing Toner Spritz
Rose water calms, tomes and purifies the skin while restoring hydration and the skin’s pH levels. Witch hazel is a natural astringent, so it helps control oil production and reduces the appearance of pores. Combine rose water and witch hazel in equal proportions, soak a cotton pad with the mixture and lightly dab it across the entire face. Follow it up with a moisturizer for long-lasting hydration.you can use it as a hydrating toner or put it into a spray bottle, spritzing it on after you put your makeup to add a lit-from-within glow to your look.
A Gentle Face Scrub For Dull Skin
Rose petals, ground and yogurt can gently exfoliate the skin without irritating the skin barrier. Yoghurt’s lactic acid will lightly slough off dead skin cells, grime and leftover makeup. Oats and rose petals contain powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. Soak the petals in water for 30 minutes, then crush and mix them with the ground oats and yoghurt. Gently massage the mixture onto your face, and rinse off with water.
A Spot Treatment for Active And Scars
Considering rose water assuages angry skin, it can be mixed with neem and turmeric to heal inflamed zits. Neem leaves balance oil production and stimulate collagen synthesis to reduce post-acne scarring. Mix turmeric to the elixir to promote healing, and dab the paste onto acne-prone areas.
A Revitalising Hair Rinse For Dull, Lifeless Strands
A combination of rose water and apple cider vinegar makes an exfoliating yet balancing rinse for an irritate scalp. While rose water replenishes moisture and act like an anti-inflammatory agent, apple cider vinegar removes residue and oil from product build-up. Once the build – up is cleared, hair is not only shinier, but also healthier at the toot. Mix apple cider vinegar and rose water and apply generously to your scalp and ends, and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with water. Use this after your shampoo for a detox, or as a daily rinse to get rid of the dirt your hair accumulates by the end of the day.