Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
If you have someone that always gives you roses, ask them if they’d mind giving you rose water instead. While roses are surely beautiful to look at, we can harness their own beauty - and indulge in the luscious fragrance while we’re at it - when we use rose water.
Made by using steam to distill the petal of the beautiful flower, it’s been used since the Middle Ages for culinary, medical, and even skincare purposes. Here are the ways it can benefit your skin!
Calms away irritation
In addition to calming the physical irritation your skin might undergo, rose water is a superb agent for reducing redness on your skin. With antibacterial properties, it’s a great ingredient to look for when trying to tame redness from acne, not to mention clearing up your skin. As it’s anti-inflammatory, it can help keep puffiness at bay and lead to a calmer and unified complexion.
Provides protection through antioxidants
Studies have shown that the antioxidants found within rose petals and rose oil are potent enough to protect your skin cells. This prevents further damage and keeps skin healthy.
Fights the signs of aging
Rose water is a wonderful ingredient to look for in your skincare products because it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It helps plump skin up with hydration which gives you a more youthful complexion almost instantaneously!
Balances skin pH
Most water out of the tap wreaks havoc on your skin’s natural pH levels. Since rose water has a pH of 5.0, it can help correct any imbalance, leaving your skin primed and ready to soak up your other essential skincare ingredients.
Quenches and replenishes skin
Because rose water contains hydrosol, a natural hydrating compound from plants, it helps regulate oil production while infusing it with the proper amount of moisture. It works great for a quick pick-me-up when you spritz it on your face, morning, noon or night!
You can always make your own rose water the next time you get a bouquet of roses. Or you can simply shop for products that already come infused with it to see your skin really blossom. Look for cleansers, toners, serums, refreshing sprays, lotions, creams, eye creams, sheet masks, and plenty more to help feel as beautiful as a rose!
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.