10 uses of rosewater you didn’t know about

Hiba Nauman Oct 21 2015
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Just like its petals, rosewater has also been used for numerous purposes, beauty being the primary one. Here are the 10 major reasons you need rosewater in your life.

1. REDUCES PUFFY EYES

No one like puffy eyes, however, we often end up with puffy eyes, either due to stress, dehydration, crying or the likes. Spraying some cool rose water on the eyes, or leaving cotton pads dipped in rose water on your eyes will reduce the tenderness around the eye area.

2. WORKS AS A CLEANSER

Applying rose water on a cotton pad and cleaning your face with it will remove the dirt from your pores and give you an antiseptic effect along with the moisturizing properties of rosewater. You will be left with a glowing and clean skin.

3. CAN BE USED AS A BASE FOR YOUR FACE PACKS

Rosewater can often be used as the base for your DIY face packs. Gram flour and rosewater make a great face pack for oily skin without over drying as with plain water. Multani mitti and rosewater also make a great face pack for an ‘after a long day’ relief pack. Both things cool your skin and give you a vibrant face with clean and tight pores. You can also add rosewater to aloe vera gel and make a mask for dry skin.

4. EVENS THE SKIN’S OIL LEVELS

Spraying your face with rosewater after washing it can prevent the tight and itchy feeling often felt when the skin over dries. Rose water moisturizes the skin without making it too oily. It gives you the perfect soft skin you have been looking for.

5. NIGHT TONER

Mixing a tea spoon of rose water with a tea spoon of fresh milk and dabbing it on the face and hand with cotton will make your skin tone even. It also removes tan and dark spots if used consistently.

6. WORKS FOR DRY SKIN

As mentioned before, when mixed with aloe vera, you can get a deep moisturizing face pack. Besides that, spraying your face throughout the day with rosewater will also moisturize it if you have dry skin. Rosewater hydrates the skin.

7. ANTI-BLEMISH TREATMENT

Mixing curd, cucumber and sandalwood powder with rose water helps in removing all kinds of blemishes. Those caused by tan, dark spots after acne, and red scars as well.

8. POST-SHAMPOO

Shampooing can make hair dry. Spraying rosewater to your roots after a shower will condition and moisturize them naturally. It will also play an anti-dandruff role for your scalp.

9. ANTI-DANDRUFF

Apply rose water with glycerin and fenugreek powder on the scalp to cure dandruff. Rosewater is laden with the goodness of vitamin a B3, C, D and E, which helps to cure fungal infection of the scalp.

10. ADDED WITH FACE-WASH

Mix rosewater in your usual face-wash for better results and a fresh glow due to goodness of roses.

Roses can be pretty useful. Make sure you have a bottle of rosewater on your dressing table as the effects of it are innumerable and should not be missed out.

Hiba Nauman

Hiba Nauman:

'Hiba is a dental student with a flair for writing. She takes caffeine very seriously, and loves experimenting with art. She strives to be a dental surgeon someday who not only performs surgeries but also spreads health awareness and free smiles.