The Benefits of Rose Water

Posted April 15, 2016

There’s no time like the present to try natural skincare on for size. In New York, using natural and organic products is more than just a trend — it’s a lifestyle. For some of us, that means sticking to an organic diet, while for others, it’s a top priority to have anything that goes on our body be just as healthy as the things we’re putting in it — skincare included. One of the healthiest and gentlest ways to keep skin looking fresh and vibrant is through the use of rose water, a skin care secret that has kept complexions dewy and glowing around the world for centuries. While the first reported uses of rose water occurred over 1000 years ago, this nearly-perfect product has remained largely unchanged to this very day.

The beauty of rose water is its simplicity. Made from just rose petals and water, this delicately perfumed skin treatment is gentle enough to use on an infant’s skin, while being strong enough to tame some of our most pressing complexion woes. So what can this magic potion do for your skin?

Rose water is most often used as a toner, helping to gently eliminate impurities on the skin and remove makeup, but this versatile concoction can do so much more. As an ingredient in the Dorothy Mask, available at Flawless Skin Solutions in Manhattan, rose water helps soften skin while reducing inflammation and redness. Some women use rose water as both the first and final steps in their make up routine, spritzing it on their skin before they apply their foundation, again to give their makeup a dewy look, and once more at the end of the day when it’s time to take their makeup off again. Since rose water is so gentle, many people use it to reduce puffiness around the eyes, where many other products would do more harm than good. It’s not only women who can benefit from the many applications of this miracle product, however — rose water is also a pleasantly aromatic addition to a bath and can help treat ingrown hairs when used as an aftershave.

Some of the most beneficial skincare treatments aren’t created in a lab, but in nature. Incorporating just a bit of rose water into your routine can help you get the skin you’ve always dreamed of.

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