Roses’ affair with the Indian subcontinent is around 5000 years old since the inception of any civilization in the country. From the Harappa people to Mogul emperors to British men, all have shown their affection for roses, by using roses not just for garlands, but into many other forms like ‘Gulkand’, which is still used as a tonic and a laxative. Mogul emperors used to have rose liquor, which was prepared by distilling rose petals into liquor for aristocracy. Rose water and rose oils were used by queens and Maharanis of earlier times, to make their skin look clean and radiant.
Today, I am going to tell you the real benefits of Rose water for skin and face, which will not only polish your skin, but also make it shine like a crystal. Rose water is a byproduct of steam distillation of rose petals, in order to extract essential oils out of petals.
Roses are nature’s miraculous products that are rich in flavonoids, anti-oxidants, tannins, and essential vitamins such as A,C,D and E, and B3 that helps in rejuvenating the tired skin cells, imparting a youthful glow on the skin. Rose water, also called as Gulab Jal, is also known for its anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rose (water) is the only thing in the world that cleanses, tones, and moisturizes you skin simultaneously. When you are using rose water, you need not to keep a separate cleanser, toner, and moisturizer in your bag. Its fresh and delicate aroma makes you forget the worries of the day, and rejuvenate yourself.
Rose Water for Sensitive Skin
Being an anti-inflammatory, rose water soothes sensitive and irritated areas of skin instantly. Since roses have anti-oxidant properties, rose water helps to generate new skin tissues. If you have a rough or itchy skin, you can mix equal quantities of rose water and glycerin, and apply over such areas for a softer skin texture.
Rose Water for Dry Skin
People with dry skin can use rose water as a moisturizer. Roses have natural sugars in them, which not only cleanse and soothe skin, but also moisturize it from within.
Rose Water Restores pH Balance of Skin
Rose water is the best serum for any skin type. It helps to remove excess oil from oily skin, while hydrating the dry skin. It automatically detects the pH balance of your skin, and maintains the required pH balance. Balancing the pH of the skin is very important as excess oil can clog pores and stretch them.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, rose water can prevent acne, blemishes, dark spots, and wrinkles. Spraying rose water all over your face, thrice a day, can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Get Rid of Pimples and Acne with Rose Water
Rose water can even make you get rid of stubborn acnes and blackheads over your face. Mix rose water with lemon juice, and apply all over the face twice a week, and all of your acnes and blackheads will be vanished.
It acts as a soother on pimples as well. Spray rose water all over the face as it stimulates the blood vessels’ circulation on the skin. Because of its anti-bacterial properties, one can apply it after a bath or shower.
It can be useful in curing various other forms of dermatitis such as eczemas, inflammations, psoriasis, dry & scaly skin, and many more.
Protects You from Sun Damage
Some experts believe that rose water plays a vital role in protecting you from harsh UV rays of sun. It even cures sunburns and tans. After a prolonged exposure to sun, one can splash suffice quantity of rose water all over the exposed parts, which will not only soothe your skin, but also protect you from harsh sunburns.
Rose Water for Dark Circles
Rose water has proven to be a miraculous substance in curing the puffy eyes, and dark circles. Dip a cotton swab or cotton ball in cold rose water, and apply over your eyes, covering the dark circles for 15 minutes every day, and observe the splendid results.
Experts, through research, have found that roses and rose water have a positive and de- stressing effect on a person’s life. It creates an aura of freshness and zeal around a person, with its sweet and refreshing aroma.
I think, now there isn’t any skin ailment that can’t be cured by rose water. From hydration to glow, everything can be achieved with this cheap yet priceless skin tonic.
Go for it!