Rose water also called as ‘Gulab Jal’ in India is a boon to mankind. First of all it can be used on any skin type and in the preparation of any face pack. That’s right, no doubts here, just add rose water into your favorite moisturizer, face pack, just spray over your face regardless of which skin type you are, isn’t that really cool?
It can easily be prepared at home from fresh roses (If you want me to do a separate post on how to make rosewater at home then do mention in the comments below) as well as is easily available in stores. Due to its ease in availability and budget friendly nature it is a staple in every Indian home especially when it comes to beauty. It is even used to flavour certain Indian sweet dishes.
Rose water is power packed with benefits and is versatile when it comes to concocting any face pack. Due to its multi beneficial nature it can serve more than one purpose when it comes to providing sufficient care to the skin.
[Related: You can find rose water included face packs in some of previous posts which I have listed below:
Just add a few drops in any face pack that you wish to prepare or adjust the amount based on the consistency you wish to obtain for the particular pack
It can also be included in face scrubs
You can even add it to your favourite moisturizer
You can use it as make up setting spray
You can use it as refreshing mist
You can buy this without making a hole in your pocket. It also serves as a setting spray after makeup and refreshing spray during travels (as mentioned above). So, basically many of my needs are met with this one product which makes me save up a lot not just in the product itself but also replaces the other products which would otherwise cost a lot.
It is suitable for all skin types and especially benefits dry skin.
Handles CTM (Cleanse Tone Moisturize)
Rose water cleanses, tones and moisturises hence on those days that I stay indoors and when my skin doesn’t require any extra cleansing I just stick to rose water which completes the CTM procedure in one go.
It can easily be carried around in a small travel size spray bottle. I carry it with me whenever I do long travels. It’s a great way refresh your face.
Is this something to be said in particular? Of course it smells amazing! Its made from roses y’all!!
WAYS IN WHICH I USE ROSE WATER
After cleansing my face I like to apply rose water to tone my skin rather than store bought toners which are not only chemical laden but also can be harmful to the skin in the long run.
Not only is this easily available and affordable but is also great for the skin by providing much more benefits than usual toners.
Dip cotton ball in chilled rosewater and rub over face (recommended)
Splash rose water onto face and wash face with the rose water (this can lead to wastage of more rosewater than required and hence I don’t fancy this much)
Pour rosewater into a spray bottle and spritz over face. Take care it covers you entire face and use clean fingers to spread all over face.
I don’t rely on moisturizer religiously especially during summer. However I also need to provide my skin with the required moisture it needs. Rosewater is my solution on days like these leaving my skin soft, supple and hydrated with the required amount of moisture.
In case you are dry skinned and cant skip the moisturizer whatsoever but also want the goodness that rosewater provides then you can mix few drops of rose water into your moisturizer before applying on your face.
Rose water stored in a spray bottle can be used to spritz the face with, in order to provide the necessary cleansing and refreshing. Spritzing the face with rose water helps get rid of dirt from pores. This spray bottle can be stored in the fridge for further use and can also be carried along to be used on the go.
Pour rose water into an ice cube tray and place in freezer. When you want to cleanse your face just rub the ice cube over the face for instant freshness and cleansing.
As facial mist
Method 1(refreshing facial mist):
This is similar to method 1 mentioned above in Rose water as a cleanser. Spritzing the face with rose water helps get rid of dirt from pores. This spray bottle can be stored in the fridge for further use and can also be carried along to be used on the go and serves as a refreshing facial mist.
Method 2(moisturizing facial mist):
Pour 4 parts rose water with one part glycerine and store in a spray bottle. Spray on whenever your face requires that extra jolt of moisture.