The Benefits of Rose Water

The Benefits of Rose Water

May 18, 2018

Rose water has been used for centuries and is still used in many different cultures today. Sounds like a customer favorite to me! It is no wonder why it has staying power because of its many benefits. Cleopatra, ruler of Egypt and known as a powerful and beautiful woman, used rosewater regularly. Rose water has been scientifically proven to be beneficial for our skin. Let's take a look at why authentic rosewater is a powerful beauty and personal care ingredient.

 

What is Rosewater?

Rose water is a beautifully fragrant liquid that is created by the steam distillation of rose petals. 

Rose water is antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It is also rich in vitamins A, C, and E. It is very soothing to the skin which make sit suitable for all skin types.

Benefits of Rose Water

1. Maintains a balanced pH

Using rose water as a toner after cleansing helps your skin maintain a healthy and balanced pH level. This is especially helpful if your face wash/soap causes your skin to be slightly acidic.

2. Cleanses your skin

When you use rose water as a toner, in addition to helping it have a healthy pH, it also helps cleanse your skin. Sometimes we don't get all of the dirt and oil off of our skin when we cleanse, so using rose water is a helpful step after cleansing. 

3. Hydrating

Having moisturized and hydrated skin is so important for anti-aging and for a nice, healthy glow. Rose water is very hydrating for the skin when used after cleansing. You can also spritz rosewater on your skin throughout the day.

4. Prevents and gets rid of acne

Rose water removes oils from your skin and gets it back to a healthy pH - which in returns discourages and heals acne. 

5. Anti-aging

Rose water is high in antioxidants which is so important because we come into contact with free radicals everyday. Antioxidants banish free radicals and is crucial to any anti aging skin care routine.

6. Brightens skin and improves overall skin tone

Rose water is rich in vitamins A, C, and E. All of these vitamins are powerhouses in brightening skin tone, decreasing sun, acne and age spots, and helping skin cell turn over by sloughing off dead skin cells in a soothing way.

7. Soothes irritated skin

Rose water is suitable for all skin types, especially those who are sensitive or have any skin irritations because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Rose water is hydrating and soothing for irritated skin. It also helps heal and soothe sunburns.

8. Softer Lips

Using rose water on your lips daily will help exfoliate and hydrate your pout. It is a great way to have healthy and beautiful lips.

9. Reduces puffiness

Rose water is very cooling to the skin and reduces puffy under eyes. It is anti-inflammatory, which aids in reducing puffy skin as well. Putting rose water in your refrigerator to become colder helps, but room temperature is cooling and soothing too.

10. Helps heals cuts, scars and burns

Rose water has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help heal wounds quicker. Rose water also helps clean and fight off infection.

 

Here are two of my favorite rose waters: Heritage Rose Water and Leven Rose Moroccan Rose Water.