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7 Ways To Use Rose In Your Skincare And Wellness Routines This Summer

7 Ways To Use Rose In Your Skincare And Wellness Routines This Summer

Wake up and smell the rose..rose water that is. Roses, traditionally, have long acted as a symbol of love and the hallmark of Valentine’s day. However, did you know that these beautiful petals have so much more to offer when simmered and transformed into rose water?

The use of the ingredient dates back centuries. In fact, it is rumoured that Cleopatra bathed in pure rose water. With hydrating and soothing abilities, as well as natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antibacterial powers, it’s one of those ultimate beauty powerhouses – which explains why high-end brands use it as the base for many of their products. If your budget won’t allow for a fully rose-infused skincare regimen yet (because hey, all those streaming subscriptions add up), a simple bottle of rose water can still transform your skin, hair, and makeup routine. Here are some of the best rose-infused DIYs to try the next time you’re in the mood for a DIY beauty remedy.

7 Rose-Infused DIYs We Wish We’d Known Sooner

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Bath Mix To Soothe And Hydrate

You’ll need: 

  • ½ Cup of rose petals
  • Mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp of lemon juice

Method: 

Step 1: Mix half a cup of rose petals with a handful of mint and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. The bath helps remove excess oil. If you find lemon irritating, you can substitute the citrusy treat with white vinegar. 

Anti-Inflammatory Face Mask

You’ll need: 

  • ¼ Cup of mashed rose petals
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • 4 Tbsp of rosewater
  • 2 Tbsp of sandalwood powder
  • 1 tsp of turmeric

Method: 

Step 1: Mix the sandalwood powder, mashed rose petals, rosewater,  and a tablespoon of honey into a paste.

Step 2: Next, apply this mixture to the face and neck like a mask. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. For additional benefits, replace the honey with turmeric, as it is said to remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin, and reduce discoloration.

DIY Mask For A Lit-From-Within Glow

You’ll need: 

  • ¼ Cup of mashed rose petals
  • 2 Tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp of chickpea flour
  • 2 Tbsp of rosewater

Method: 

Step 1: Mix the rose petals with chickpea flour, yogurt, and rose water to make a thick paste. 

Step 2: Apply to the face. Then, let the mask dry and rinse with milk, followed by cold water. 

Step 3: Shine bright like a diamond!

Soothing Facial Cleanser

You’ll need: 

  • 8 to 10 rose petals
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 to 4 Spoons Distilled or filtered water

Method: 

Step 1: Soak 8 to 10 petals in 4 tbsp of filtered water for three hours. 

Step 2: Mash the petals into the water and then add 2 tablespoons of honey. 

Step 3: Mix and apply to the face. Leave on for 20 minutes, and then rinse with cool water. 

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub

You’ll need: 

  • ¼ cup rose petals
  • ¼ cup of oats
  • 1 tsp of water
  • 1 tsp of milk 

Method: 

Step 1: Add rose petals and organic oats to your blender and mix the duo until they make a fine, gentle texture. 

Step 2: Next, place the mixture in a bowl, and add water or milk until the mixture is gentle enough for your skin. You want to avoid a texture that is too grainy. 

Step 3: Lastly, gently scrub this mixture onto your face and neck using circular motions and rinse. 

To Nourish Dry Skin

You’ll need: 

  • 4 – 5 drops of rose water
  • Argan oil, avocado, or coco milk oil

Method: 

Step 1: Mix a few drops of rose water with any of the three oils listed above. 

Step 2: Massage onto the face in the morning and before bedtime to heal and nourish dry skin while this also works wonders on a scar or burn.

A Revitalising Hair Rinse

You’ll need:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Rose Water
  • Vitamin E Tablets

Method:

Step 1: Take 1 cup of rose water and add it to a jar.

Step 2: Add a few drops of jojoba oil and 1 capsule of Vitamin E to the mix.

Step 3: Mix ingredients together and apply to wet hair and scalp. Massage for at least 10 minutes and follow it with a shampoo.

This DIY is a great de-frizzer and those with curly or thick hair can rely on it to add shine and reduce fuzzy bits.

Get your glow game on point!


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14 Jun 2022

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