Rose is one kind of flower that has its own charm since long time ago. Known as flower that people usually give others as symbol of love, rose is also believed to have many benefits for our health and beauty. Facial treatment with rose is very popular to maintain the moisture level in our skin and also it will leave rose scent on our skin.
This is one of the reasons why many beauty products have released varieties of skin care with rose as its main ingredients such as toner, mask, scrub, and others. Rose scented aroma therapy oil has also become many women’s favorite fragrance to buy for natural way of calming busy thought.
In this article we would like to share with you specifically about rosewater and what are its benefits for our skin. Can it be used for skin lightening?
ROSEWATER BENEFITS FOR YOUR SKIN
When you ask can you use rosewater for skin lightening, the answer is yes you can. This is due to rosewater when use regularly they can help to reduce the oil level on your skin that can cause acne which then when not treated properly, they can cause blemish on your skin and eventually uneven skin tone.
Rosewater also very suitable for sensitive skin as it keeps your skin hydrated. Hydrated skin can have natural glow and this can also result in brighter effect on your skin. Fine lines or aging lines on your skin can also be reduced with rosewater.
Rose toner can also enhance the exfoliation of your skin. This means that it can helps to remove the dead skin cells on your skin. Routine exfoliation on your skin can make your skin appears to be a grade or two grades lighter that if they are not constantly exfoliated.
Home-made rosewater that is not added with alcohol can help the moist on your skin stays and not evaporated. This is also one of the reason why rose water is good for skin lightening especially it does not contain chemical that can ruin your skin in long term use
ROSEWATER FOR SKIN LIGHTENING – HOW TO USE IT?
Many women who live in the tropical countries usually wish to have a lighter skin color and most of the times they prefer to buy beauty product of skin whitening from the counter. Not that all of these products are harmful, however some of it might contain chemical compound that can bring side effect for our skin. Hence, it is always best to opt for natural based product such as rosewater when available.
There are many organic stores nowadays that sell natural rosewater. However, some people have their own satisfaction when able to make something on their own. Rosewater is not something that is too difficult to make and once you have mastered the art of making the rose water based, all you need to do next is to add other ingredients to take the benefit of this rosewater to the next level.
MAKING YOUR OWN ROSE WATER
To make a perfect home-made rose water, all you need is about a handful or two rose petals only. It is important to make sure that you choose the right type of rose. You want to choose the bright pink roses that have sweet fragrance and they are still very delicate when you touch them. This type of roses is usually known as damask roses
Even though it is originated in Iran, but nowadays it has been grown in America, Europe, as well as Asia. This rose has been depicted as edible. If you buy the rose at a florist, make sure you tell them the type of rose you want and the purpose of the rose. Otherwise they might misunderstood and give you the regular rose.
Once you get the right type of rose, make sure that you make the rose water on the same day to avoid the rose become slightly wither. Remove the petals from its stem and wash the petal clean and dry them with clean soft material. This steps must be done very gently as rose petals are very fragile.
After all the petals are clean and dry, prepare clean water in a vessel and place your rose petal in the vessel with the water. Make sure the water level is enough to immerse all of the rose petals. Afterward, bring this to boil in low heat. After sometimes, the rose petal will turn slightly whiter and the water’s color will become pinker.
Once the above result is achieved, remove the vessel from heat and strain the rose petal, place the rose water only in a clean spray bottle and it is now ready to use. Make sure that the rosewater is completely cooled down before placing them in a spray bottle, especially the plastic spray bottle to avoid any reaction from plastic and heat.
Since it is 100% natural rosewater, always store the rosewater in your refrigerator so that it will lengthen its life shelf. The rose water might have residue after several months, however, as long as the rose water is still pink in color and smell fresh, they are still good to be used. You should discard the rosewater once the color has slightly turned to darker color.
ROSE WATER AND LEMON JUICE
To make your skin lighter, adding lemon juice into your rosewater has also been believed for its ability to remove blemish from your skin and also tighten your pores as well as removing acne breakout. Hence, mixing lemon juice and rosewater can enhance the benefits that the rosewater have alone in making your skin color more even and brighter which means can also resulted in lighter skin color. By mixing rose water with lemon juice can also decrease the irritated sensation that you might experience if you use the lemon juice alone.
However, due to the different type of skin, you might want to check whether you have allergic reaction to rose water by applying just a small amount first and leave it all night. If you are fine, then you can continue the use of your home made rosewater.