When it comes to skincare, we're all about keeping it simple. Sometimes, the remedies for your skin woes are closer than you think: the kitchen. Now, we don't mean you should swear off laboratory-made skincare products and we aren't saying that chemicals are bad. No, sometimes there are a few solutions to common problems that can be found in your home. With Valentine's Day being synonymous with roses, we're sure everyone is wondering what to do with the influx of roses in our homes. Don't worry, we've got a solution: DIY skincare.
Roses are well-known world over for their health and skincare benefits. A recent study even showed that rose essential oil can help heal wounds and simply smelling it helps reduce stress hormones. These flowers are known for their antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent powers that work well for people with acne-prone skin, redness and inflammation.
What you need: 4 tablespoons of rose petals + 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder + 1 tablespoon of honey + a few tablespoons of milk
Make a paste using the rose petals, honey and milk in a mixer. Then, add in the sandalwood powder and more milk to get a mask-like consistency. Apply and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off.
How this works: Sandalwood absorbs the excess oil from skin without drying it out, milk is super moisturising and honey is great for calming irritation.
What you need: 4 tablespoons of rose petals + 1 tablespoon of curd + 1 teaspoon of oats + a few tablespoons of milk
Make a paste using the rose petals, oats and milk in a mixer. Then, add in the curd and mix well. Apply and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash your face in circular motions to gently exfoliate skin.
How this works: Oats treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells and yoghurt contains lactic acid, a very gentle AHA.
What you need: Rose petals + Water
Grab some rose petals and wash them with cold water. Put them in a vessel and add enough water to cover them. Put your stove on the lowest heat setting and cover the vessel. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then let it cool. Your rose water is ready! Simply pour it in an ice tray and use these cubes after cleansing your face.
How this works: Boosts circulation, tightens skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, calms and soothes skin and reduces puffiness.
As always, when it comes to any kind of skincare, DIY or otherwise, it's always advised to a patch test before slathering it on or just consult your dermat.
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