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Rose Water Skin Care
November 17, 2017
Store bought skin care products contain chemicals that claim to be all natural and healthy for your skin, but most of the time that is not the case. A majority of the time, natural herbs, flowers and spices are actually a lot better for skin care than something that can be purchased in store.
Rose water is one of the natural unharming substances that works well when it comes to skin care. Rose water has been used for generations, originating from Persia. It is not expensive, and it is fairly simple to make.
DIY rose water in 5 simple steps.
- Remove petals from a rose and rinse them in lukewarm water to get rid of any residue the roses might have on them.
- Place the petals in a pot with just enough distilled water for the petals to be covered in.
- Have the stove on medium low heat. When the water begins to simmer, cover the pot with a lid.
- Let the rose petals simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove the petals and discard them. Let the water cool down and then place the water in a reusable spray bottle.
Since rose water already is a natural fragrance, it is not necessary to add any artificial scents.
There are hundreds of uses for rose water. It is used in teas, perfumes and soaps. Rose water also controls the excess oils that the skin produces because it sustains pH balance. It reduces redness of irritated skin, gets rid of eczema, acne, dermatitis,and heals scars, wounds and cuts because of the antibacterial properties. The antioxidants in rose water also strengthen and regenerate skin cells and tissue,and rose water reduces puffiness under the eyes and hydrates skin. It also moisturizes and leaves hair shiny while it reduces and controls frizziness in hair, according to heathline.com.
Using rose water as an everyday part of your beauty routine will have many benefits, even from a few uses, and could have the potential use for anyone. Play around and have fun with it to see what benefits you gain from using rose water.