Often, people who suffer from acne, scars, pigmentation, etc. look for less processed, chemical-free products, more natural products, for their skincare or make-up. They look for ingredients that don’t irritate their skin and also give relief from acne.
Rosewater is one of those ingredients. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties which help people with this condition. It is an extremely versatile ingredient. It has the goodness of water and rose oil infused in it.
It has multiple skin benefits from hydrating your skin, maintaining your skin’s ph, healing acne, etc. We are here to tell you how you can use rose water to help you reduce your acne without irritating the skin too much.
6 Ways To Use Rose Water For Face Acne
There are many reasons that acne occurs. Factors like genetics, clogged pores, hormones, stress, allergic reaction, friction (could be from wearing a mask), etc cause acne. Listed below are a few ways, where you can reduce inflammation and soothe your acne-prone skin.
1. Use It As A Toner
Toning your skin is one of the important steps of your skin-care regime. Using a toner right after your cleanser helps to maintain the pH level of your skin. It also helps in controlling excess oil and sebum production, which if not done, can often lead to acne breakouts.
There are many toners available in the market, which contain some percentage of alcohol in it. Alcohol tends to over-dry your skin.
Pure rose water has ph balancing properties, and it also hydrates your skin. Use it daily or at least 3 times a week to see visible results.
2. Use It As Facial Mist
The facial mist helps with tired and dull skin. If you are a person, who is out or on travel most of the time, and want something to give you a refreshed look and feeling on the go, rose water facial mist is the thing for you.
Rosewater facial mist has a hydrating and refreshing effect. It will soothe your skin and also hydrate it, giving a beautiful glow.
3. Rosewater As A Cleanser
Rosewater helps to eliminate the dirt and dust on your skin, but can it replace your regular market cleanser? Yes! Of course, it can.
All you have to do is, mix some fuller’s earth (also known as Multani mitti) with rose water. Mix it until you form a smooth mixture. Apply it on your face with clean hands and massage it gently. Focus a little on the oily regions on your face. Let it sit for about a minute or two and then wash it off very gently.
Multani mitti or fuller’s earth helps in removing excess oil and sebum from the pores and rose water helps with the inflammation if it occurs.
4. To Remove Makeup
People who have sensitive skin might find it difficult to use the makeup remover available in the market. Those makeup removers also contain some alcohol percentage. As mentioned earlier, it can dry out your skin and irritate your skin.
To remove makeup using rose water, add some facial oil like rosehip or squalene. Adding oil to the rose water will help you to break down the makeup and don’t over-dry or irritate your skin.
5. As A Moisturizer
Another great use of rose water is to use it as a moisturizer. We got just the right DIY for you.
Mix some rose water along with some honey. Honey has an excellent moisturizing and antioxidant property and rose water helps in soothing down the skin. Leave this mixture on for a few minutes, around 5 to 10 minutes. Then wash it off.
6. DIY Face Packs
We are going to list down a few DIY pace packs with rose water, that would not only help you with acne but will also help to clean out those pores, oil, and sebum production.
1. For Dry Skin
Take one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of rose water. Apply this mixture on a clean face with washed hands.
Honey seals in the moisture while aloe vera and rose water help with the inflammation and irritation caused to the skin.
Leave this mask on for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
2. For Normal Skin
Take 2 tablespoons with gram flour, 1 tablespoon of greek yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of rosewater. Mix all these ingredients well, until a smooth mixture is formed.
Apply the paste on a clean face with well-washed hands. Once done with applying, massage the mixture gently with your hands. While the gram flour provides exfoliation, the yogurt hydrates and mildly exfoliates due to the lactic acid present in it, and the rose water soothes and hydrates the inflammation.
After massaging your face, keep the mixture on for 10-15 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
3. For Oily Skin
Take one tablespoon of either kaolin/bentonite/fuller’s earth, one tablespoon of fresh cucumber juice or orange juice, and 2 tablespoons of rosewater. Mix it until a smooth mixture is formed.
Kaolin/Bentonite/Fuller’s Earth will help you to get rid of excess oil production from the pores, and will also help in cleaning out the sebum in there. Rosewater helps in hydrating and cucumber juice helps in soothing the overall skin.
Keep this mixture on for 15 minutes or until dry, and then wash it off using lukewarm water.
Remember – The above-mentioned tips or suggestions do not show noticeable results in one go. Give at least 3 to 4 weeks of regular application to each suggestion.
Benefits Of Rose Water
From skin to hair to eyes, this ingredient is an extremely versatile product and has many health benefits.
1. Soothes Inflammation
Rosewater has a soothing property, and hence can be applied to irritated skin. It is also great for skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
2. Reduces Eye Puffiness And Dark Circles
Dip a cotton ball into rosewater or you can also spray some on a cotton ball. Gently glide it over the puffy region of the eye. You can also soak two cotton pads in rose water, lie down and keep those pads on your eye.
3. Has Antiseptic And Antibacterial Properties
Rosewater has antibacterial properties and can be used on skin regularly to avoid acne or pimples. It helps to remove dirt, oil, and sebum.
It can also be put in the eye, to clean them, if irritants enter the eye.
Make sure to use rose water which doesn’t have any additives in them, which if present, can cause more irritation than being useful.
4. Contains Anti-aging Properties
Rose oil, rosewater contain antioxidants. These antioxidants help in neutralizing free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are responsible for cell damage, which can result in hyperpigmentation, premature aging, etc.
5. Helps In Wound Healing
If you have got a scar, then try using rose water. Take a little amount of rose water on a cotton ball and dab it on the cut or wound. Use this at least 3 times a week.
Rosewater helps in speeding up the wound healing process. Also, if you won’t get rid of old wound marks, applying rose water can help there too.
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Rosewater is extremely beneficial for your skin. From preventing inflammation to cleaning your pores, with its antiseptic, antibacterial properties, it does it all. Especially for acne-prone skin, it can be used in so many ways. Not only does it soothe the acne inflammation but also, removes sebum and oil to prevent future breakouts.
We have tried and experimented with every suggestion listed above, and can definitely see a difference. Let us know if you tried anything listed above. Did it work for you?