Rose water has long been used all across the globe as a secret beauty tool. Often referred to as the magic potion of the beauty world, rose water deserves a place on every beauty-lover’s shelf - or just anyone who wants to give their skin a real treat.
The origin of the Rosa Damascena or the Damascus Rose is Middle Eastern. It was initially discovered in Persia, through the cultivation of various fragrant flowers for obtaining perfumes. Rose water is created by distilling rose petals with steam (yes - it really is that simple!).
Is Rose Water Good for Skin?
Rose water is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial powers. It’s also anti-inflammatory and has hydrating and soothing abilities, making it a skincare staple. No matter what type of skin you have - oily, dry or combination - rose water can benefit your skin in a number of ways, from soothing irritation to helping keep the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at bay. What if we told you that it has health benefits too, such as enhancing your mood and helping you sleep?!
Benefits of Using Rose Water on Skin
If you’re not already sold, let’s take a look at some of the ways rose water can benefit your skin:
Soothes skin irritation
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, rose water can be used to help treat both internal and external ailments. Soothing, hydrating and revitalising, rose water can help soothe skin irritation, such as eczema or rosacea. It can help to reduce redness, combat acne and cleanse the skin, enhancing your overall complexion.
Refreshes and hydrates the skin
Looking to achieve that fresh, glowy look? Rose water can help with that. It balances and hydrates the skin, helping to moisturise and revitalise. Rose water also has anti-ageing effects; when applied topically, it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, promoting firm and youthful skin.
Helps to heal cuts, scars and burns
The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of rose water can help to clean and fight off infection of cuts and burns, helping wounds and scars to heal faster. The antioxidant properties of rose water also helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues.
At Herbal Essentials, we’re big fans of rose water. If you’re looking for a way to instantly hydrate your skin after cleansing, try out our hydrating Refreshing Toner containing Rose Water and Cucumber Extract.