It’s no secret that we all want to look the best we can and our skin is a major issue for many of us.
I’ve tried almost every hyped cosmetic out there, that I could get my hands on, in a desperate attempt to clear up my skin.
And I’m sure you know the feeling too.
You don’t want to feel like you have to hide your face behind your hair or that you have to wear makeup just because of your skin.
If you’re going to go out and be yourself, you deserve to feel confident!
You shouldn’t have to worry if that huge pimple that appeared out of nowhere on your forehead is still visible, despite the layers of concealer you put over it.
Or if your dry skin is looking worse and worse as you go about your day.
Thousands of people use rose water 🌹💧 to give themselves the best skin they can get, so I tried it too.
With the long list of benefits this one cosmetic has, everyone should give this natural ingredient a chance!
(Note: Do you want to get the most out of your skin care routine? Get your natural rose water to enhance the cosmetics you already use, whilst knowing what you’re putting on your skin.)
And don’t forget you can take this short quiz to find out what your skin type is or if you’re just wondering how rose water can benefit you.
This is a regular staple in my beauty routines, so if you’re considering it too, let me explain exactly what ‘nature’s magic potion’ can do for your skin. 😃
Rose Water Benefits For Skin
Rose water has a whole list of benefits for beauty and health, but it has tons for your skin alone!
It’s great for clearing up acne, moisturising dry skin, calming down oiliness, it’s gentle enough for sensitivity, balances out combination skin types and is anti-ageing.
Is there anything else you could ask for?
And what’s even better, is that adding this into your daily routine is so easy!
So easy, that you can benefit from it with just a few sprays before moisturising, every morning and night.
Let me tell you exactly what rose water can do…
- Calms excess oil production
- Balances and maintains the pH of your skin
- Strengthens skin cells
- Works as a natural toner and tightens pores
- Kills bacteria on your skin
- Moisturises dry skin
- Reduces redness and irritation, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties
- Reduces acne
- Antioxidants in rose petals reduce signs of ageing
- Works great for all skin types
- Calms sunburn
- Fades acne scars
These are only 12 of the benefits, so feel free to read the other 105+ benefits of using rose water for health and beauty or the benefits of using rose water for your hair!
But let’s say you want to use rose water for acne.
What exactly do you do?
Let me explain…
How To Use Rose Water For Acne
Acne can be a huge confidence breaker and it isn’t always easy to get rid of.
I’ve had a (very long) history with acne and it really did feel like it was the end of the world!
Being so young and starting to have breakouts before all my friends, meant I was always the one that got asked questions.
“What’s that on your face?”
“Why do you have so many spots?”
“Don’t you clean your skin?”
“Why does your face look orange?”
(Long story short, I didn’t know much about makeup and tried tons of orange concealer to hide it.)
But I shouldn’t have had to deal with that… and nor do you!
So let me tell you the best way to use rose water for acne: 😃
Rose Water Acne Face Mask Recipe
- 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons of rose water
- 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
Bentonite clay has a whole ton of benefits and is popular for those with acne, which is why I’m including it in this recipe.
You also want to go ahead and pour in rose water 🌹💧 (for the reasons I’ve already mentioned) and then add in sandalwood essential oil.
Why essential oils and why sandalwood?
Essential oils are highly concentrated forms of plants and we all know they each hold a ton of benefits.
Sandalwood is hydrating, it reverses signs of ageing, fades scars and helps treat acne.
Perfect for this, right?
You can read more about essential oils for your skin in this complete guide.
Anyway, back to the recipe!
Mix those ingredients up and smear an even layer all over your face.
Wait until the clay is tacky on your skin – not dry!
If it starts to dry up, it pulls moisture out of your skin and that’s the last thing you want.
So when it’s tacky, wash the mask off with warm water and spray your face with a mist of rose water (you can make your own rose water at home using this easy DIY recipe).
Finish it off with a water based moisturiser, or my personal favourite, aloe vera gel.
So now you know what to do for acne, let’s say you just want to improve your dry skin?
This next section is perfect for you.
How To Use Rose Water For Dry Skin
Dry skin is a pain and it can happen, not only on your face but, anywhere on your body.
I know how much I hate it, when the tip of my nose has to look like a flaky mess that just gets worse the more I try to hide it.
Makeup makes it look more noticeable, slathering it in layers of moisturiser only lasts so long and scrubbing gives you a sore nose!
So why should you go through that too?
Rose water is great at moisturising your skin, so all you need to do is spray your face before and after you apply your makeup, or before you moisturise.
But do you want something more hydrating?
Try out this simple DIY hydrating face mask using rose water and other, moisture-rich ingredients:
Rose Water Dry Skin Face Mask
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
- 1 ½ teaspoons of coconut or olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of rose water
Vegetable glycerin is a common ingredient in a lot of hydrating face masks, to help heal and soften your skin.
It’s all-natural, chemical free and is the base of this facial with coconut oil (or olive oil) to help your skin glow.
All these ingredients are super easy for your skin to absorb and it will help your skin feel so smooth, you’ll want to be using this recipe all the time!
So to make this facial, just combine these ingredients together into one mixture and apply it to your skin.
You want to leave this on your face for about 20 minutes so it can soak up all that moisture and get rid of any dryness you have.
Do this once or twice a week (depending on how dry your skin is) after cleansing but before toning, spraying your face with rose water and moisturising.
So let’s say you have the complete opposite problem and your skin is too oily.
Let me tell you how to balance out any oiliness.
How To Use Rose Water For Oily Skin
Oily skin can make you look shiny and sweaty within only an hour after washing your face, but it can also be a nightmare for causing acne and enlarged pores.
Skin tissue works to replace any lost moisture with it’s own natural sebum.
So what this means is, if your skin is oily, it’s your body’s way of trying to fix the dry tissue on your face.
What you need to do is hydrate your skin without using any ingredients that can strip your natural oils (because we’ve got enough dry tissue, already)!
The best way to treat your skin is to do a facial once a week that will pull impurities out of your pores, and leave your face feeling extremely soft and hydrated – not oily.
Try out my all-time favourite face mask to say goodbye to oiliness:
DIY Rose Water Face Mask For Oily Skin
- 1 ½ teaspoons of witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay
- 1 ½ teaspoons of rose water
- 2 drops of lemon essential oil
Let me break down the ingredients for you.
Witch hazel is a skincare ingredient used to shrink enlarged pores and it treats acne effectively.
Adding this into your clay facial will help clear your skin and reduce acne breakouts.
Bentonite clay is the best clay to use for acne and oiliness, as it has a ‘magnet-like’ ability to pull impurities and sebum out, to help your skin look flawless.
Lemon is a common essential oil for reducing excess oil production on the skin, but this is entirely optional.
Either skip them altogether or pick and choose your favourites from all 94 essential oils.
So that’s it!
Mix these ingredients into a paste and apply it to your skin.
Wash it off before it becomes dry but after the wetness turns more ‘tacky’ than ‘sloppy’.
Do this after cleansing and use warm water to remove the mask.
Finish your skincare off with an exfoliating toner, a spray of rose water and a moisturiser!
Simple, really. 😃
But it doesn’t just work for oily skin!
Let me tell you how you can use rose water for skin that’s more sensitive.
How To Use Rose Water For Sensitive Skin
Sensitivity can be irritating! You have to work round products, ingredients and how much of each thing you use to avoid a bad reaction.
But don’t worry!
Rose water 🌹💧 is gentle enough to avoid causing a reaction on your skin, and can even soothe inflammation if you end up reacting from another product.
If you know you struggle with sensitivity, try keeping a bottle in the fridge so you can spray your face with a few mists to help keep your skin calm.
But if you’re interested in a skincare recipe using rose water that will improve your skin and help it look the best it can, try out this super easy recipe:
Rose Water For Sensitive Skin Recipe
- Bowl of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of rose water
- Your favourite essential oils
Steaming your face is a great way to open up your pores, help your skin soak up some moisture and infuse your face with any benefits of what you put into your facial steam water.
Apple cider vinegar is packed with vitamins and minerals, so adding this into your water is great for toning your face whilst improving the overall condition.
If you want to add essential oils, there are a few that are great for sensitivity!
- Manuka essential oil
- Jasmine essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Neroli essential oil
- Chamomile essential oil
- Basil essential oil
Read the full list of all 94 essential oils, if you want to find out more.
But any of these are great!
Find out what you like the scent of and try mixing these up for different benefits in your facial steam.
If I were you, I’d start off with finding my favourite oil and then adding a drop of another oil I like the scent of to see if the blend smells good to me (a blend may smell great to one person but make another feel ill, so you always need to experiment)!
But apart from that, it’s super easy to do. 😃
Just add all the ingredients into the bowl of hot water, give it a stir and then place your face 6 inches above the water with a towel over your head.
This is super gentle on your skin, so feel free to do this once or twice a week after cleansing but before toning, spraying your face with rose water and finishing off with a moisturiser.
But, what if you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, helping yourself look younger?
The next section is going to help you out loads.
How To Use Rose Water For Mature Skin
Fine lines and wrinkles are something we all have to deal with at some time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of them!
As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity and starts to wrinkle up.
This gives away our age and a lot of us want to look younger than we really are.
So what do you do?
Well, you need to start taking great care of your skin from a young age!
It’s easier to prevent wrinkles than to get rid of them, so great skincare means you can hold off signs of ageing for longer.
Rose water 🌹💧 helps prevents fine lines and wrinkles, as well as fading the appearance of any you already have, so what’s the easiest way to add this into your skincare routine?
I recommend everyone to spray their skin with a few mists of rose water before moisturising, but for something more intense, try out this DIY recipe for mature skin:
Anti-ageing Rose Water Recipe
- ½ ripe avocado
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon of rose water
Avocado and banana are great for moisturising your skin, and contain healthy fats that will reduce signs of ageing.
Mashing these together will create a thick mixture that you can easily put onto your face with rose water to enhance the benefits.
All you have to do is mix up this recipe, apply an even layer on your face and neck, leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off well with warm water.
Pat your skin dry, use an exfoliating toner, spray your face with rose water and then finish off with a water based moisturiser or aloe vera gel.
Your skin will be noticeably softer after each use and will look so much smoother.
So we know rose water works for every skin type and ageing skin, but did you know it’s popular for skin lightening too?
Let me tell you how it works.
How To Use Rose Water For Skin Lightening
Skin lightening doesn’t just mean ‘being pale’, it can also be for getting rid of discolouration, to even out your skin tone, to reduce dark spots and even lighten dark scars.
Rose water is great for lightening skin and it makes an easy, all-natural way to get rid of any dark patches.
Let me give you an example.
I hate getting dark patches that are glaringly obvious.
I don’t know about you, but a lot of my family on my Asian side have dark underarms, so if you have the same issue – you can see why you’d need this recipe in your life.
Just mix it up, slather it on where you like, leave it to dry and then wash it off – simple, really!
You can go ahead and use this recipe all over your body, if you want a lighter skin tone or you can just use this on any specific areas you’d like to be lighter (like me and my underarms).
DIY Rose Water Skin Lightening Recipe
- 2 teaspoons of gram flour
- 3 teaspoons of rose water
Mix these ingredients into a paste that is easy to spread on your skin.
If you find the mixture is too thick, add a little more rose water until it’s the best consistency for you.
If it’s too runny, then keep adding a small amount of gram flour until it thickens to a paste.
Apply this onto your skin and wait for it to fully dry – this will help lighten the skin and it won’t pull moisture out, as it isn’t a type of clay.
Wash it off well with warm water and pat dry.
Finish off with an exfoliating toner, a spray of rose water and a water based moisturiser or aloe vera gel.
You can use this face mask once a week, until you have lightened your skin to the shade you want. 😃
What are you waiting for?
Rose water 🌹💧 can do a lot for everybody’s skin and has a whole ton of benefits!
From being great for sensitivity and reducing oiliness, to moisturising and helping you look younger, this natural ingredient needs to be a staple in your routine.
I’ve used this in my skincare routine for a long time now and it worked for my skin, getting rid of my acne and helping it look super smooth, making me want you all to try it for yourselves!
Get the most out of your skin care routine and start right away by getting your own natural rose water!
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