5 ways to use rose water in your beauty routine



Rose water is flavoured water prepared by soaking rose petals in water. Rose water comes with great benefits when it comes to skincare. It is suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin.
Rose water has been a popular beauty ingredient since ancient times and is often found in beauty products for its rejuvenating, soothing and calming properties. It also has antiseptic properties and is often used to impart glow to the skin.

Here are some ways you can incorporate rose water in your beauty regimen to get glowing skin.

5 Uses of rose water for glowing skin

1. Rose Water as Skin Toner

We are often told to follow a cleansing, toning and moisturising skincare regimen in order to keep the skin healthy and radiant. Toning is usually ignored but it is a significant step in skincare as toner removes oils, dirt and debris from the skin that  the cleanser has missed. Hence toner aids in cleansing the skin thoroughly while maintaining its delicate pH balance.

Pure rose water is gentle in nature and helps in maintaining the skin’s pH balance. It also possesses astringent properties which helps clean the pores of oil and grime toning the skin further. Regular use of rose water will keep the skin free of extra oil and help prevent problems like blackheads, whiteheads, acne and pimple. Using rose water as toner is better than using chemical based toners which might dry out the skin.

Rose water has soothing properties and can be used as an all-natural skin toner. Apply rose water on your face and allow it to settle in your pores. Your face will feel fresh and the lingering rose aroma will uplift your mood.

2. Rose Water To reduce under-eye puffiness

Under eye puffiness can be caused due to many reasons like allergies, stress, eye fatigue and lack of sleep. The puffiness or swelling actually means that the person has an accumulation of fluids under the eye area. As the skin around the eyes tends to be quite thin, the swelling and discoloration is prominently visible. The easiest way to combat under eye puffiness is giving it a cold compress or spray.

Rose water helps to hydrate, revitalise and moisturise the skin giving it a refreshed look. Also it has anti-inflammatory property which reduces redness in the skin. The gentle rose water can be used on the sensitive under-eye area without any worry. Puffy eyes will immediately perk up and look rejuvenated with a spray of rose water.

If your eyes are tired or puffy from lack of sleep, rose water offers a simple solution. Take a chill bottle of rose water (place the fridge for a while). Soak cotton pads in it and gently place on your eyelids. Keep on for as long as you want while enjoying the soothing feeling around your eyes. It will help reduce puffiness and give relief to tired eyes instantly.

3. Rose Water as Natural Makeup Remover

Makeup removers have permanently found a spot in our beauty bags. But often we choose to ignore the fact that many makeup removers contain alcohol and harsh chemicals which can dry out the skin excessively. Also, all makeup removers might not be suitable for sensitive skin. A natural and gentler alternative to makeup remover would be nice.
The soothing properties of rose water make it a gentle makeup remover for all skin types. When mixed with a natural oil, it can dissolve most of the makeup without being harsh on the skin. The skin will feel fresh and hydrated later and the sweet fragrance is an added advantage.

Rose water can help you get off that makeup in a gentle way. Mix 2 tsp of rose water with 1 tsp of coconut or almond oil to create an effective, natural makeup remover that will dissolve the most stubborn make-up with great care. Dip a cotton swab in this concoction and wipe away the layer of makeup and grime. Both rose water and coconut oil are good for skin and it is safe for removing eye makeup as well.

4. Rose Water as Natural Face Mist and Setting Spray

Face mists are multi-taskers. These help to cleanse tone and hydrate the skin along with restoring the skin’s pH balance. Apart from that these come handy when you need to freshen up on the go. Face mists usually come fortified with extracts of natural ingredients which are good for the skin. But in case you run out of the face mist, you need not fret. Rose water can act as your personal face mist and makeup setter and save you some bucks.

Keeping rose water handy in your bag can help you wipe of the sweat and dirt accumulated on the face while on the go. The best part is that it can be used in all seasons as it’s gentle on the skin and even hydrating. A quick spray of rose water on the face or sweaty skin will refresh it immediately and can be used as many times as required without worrying about the side effects or dryness in the skin.

spritz of rose water on your face after a long day can be quite refreshing. It can also be used to set make-up and give a dewy finish.

5. Rose Water Hydrating the skin

In our busy lives and routines we might not find time to hydrate the parched skin. Dehydration and dryness can lead to a lot skin problems like premature ageing, redness, tingling sensation and even rashes. Its best we keep the skin hydrated from inside as well as from outside. While drinking water is highly recommended, carrying a hydrating spray can be a saviour for your skin especially in hot and humid weather conditions.

One of the amazing benefits of rose water is that it can add a burst of moisture to the skin. The skin will feel cool, soft and soothed instantly. You can use it directly or mix rose water in your face mask, cream or lotion to add extra dose of moisturisation to the skin.

Rose water gives healthy glow to the skin and is good for boosting hydration. Mix a small amount of rose water in your moisturising cream and apply it on your face for a refreshing feel. The moisturiser will get easily absorbed in the skin hydrating it from within.

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