Rose water has been used for many years to treat a number of skin concerns in ancient beauty and health practices. This iconic skin care ingredient contains various advantages that can be tailored to target your specific skin needs.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re curious about adding rose water to your skincare routine (which you should!).
The benefits of rose water:
Excess sebum and external factors often clog pores and cause inflammation and redness, but rosewater can easily take care of these since it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Thanks to these anti-inflammatory properties, it may even help reduce the signs of rosacea and eczema.
It also has anti-oxidative properties which mean that it protects you from cell damage caused by oxidative stress.
Besides that, some studies show that rosewater has antiseptic and antimicrobial effects. This means that it can fight off bacteria and speed up the skin’s process of self-healing.
How to integrate rose water into your routine:
You can incorporate it into your routine as a:
A skin toner is a product that is used to remove any excess debris left on your skin and to restore its pH balance. Since rose water is very mild on the skin it can be used as a toner. It can stop the overproduction of sebum, which contributes to undesirable breakouts, blackheads, and clogged pores.
If you put rosewater in a spray bottle, you can use it every time your skin feels like it needs a little bit of refreshing. Our skin endures a lot throughout the day from the moment we wake up, so it’s no wonder that it may feel a little gross, dirty, or oily.
Rosewater does have some moisturizing ingredients, so use it to boost and seal in hydration. It will soothe the skin, hydrate it and give it a radiant look.
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About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
Dr. Vata has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.