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11 Incredible Uses of Rose Water for Skin & Hair for Brides-to-be

Divya Arora, 24 Feb 2019

Created by soaking rose petals in water, Rosewater is unquestionably one of the most essential and highly beneficial health care product that should definitely be a part of every woman's life. Moreso, for its uncountable benefits and uses, a bottle of rose water should impeccably make it to every bride's makeup trousseau and there're no two thoughts about it. Right from being a prime skincare product to taking care of your gorgeous tresses, rose water is no less than a mighty savior.

If you're wondering as to what are the benefits of rose water and how as bride-to-be or a new bride you can reap those benefit, then hang on beauties! To let you know as to why rose water shouldn't be forgotten while you thoughtfully plan your bridal trousseau, we've enlisted all the rose water benefits and its uses to give you that perfect bridal glow. And well, even maintain that glow post-wedding. Take notes!

Reasons Why Rose Water Should be a Part of Every Bride's Trousseau

1. It soothes your skin

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, rose water is a great skin relaxant and curbs skin irritation and redness caused due to skin conditions. Not just that, it further soothes and heals sunburns and puffiness as well and if you're a bride-to-be, compromising on a flawless skin is a big no-no.

2. Controls acne & tones skin

Rose water helps in maintaining your skin's pH balance by removing excess oil and dirt which curbs acne breakouts and tones your skin by keeping it hydrated. Which is why it is essential to not skip the toning step from your daily CTM regimen. Keep your skin acne free and happily breathing for an ultimate pre and post bridal glow.

3. Delay your skin's aging process

Your skin tends to age faster because of varied factors like an unhealthy lifestyle, excessive use of products, stress, and exposure to UV rays & pollution. This generates free radicals which lead to your skin looking dull and old. The anti-oxidant properties of rose water help in fighting these free radicals which slow downs the aging process by reducing wrinkles & fine lines. Constant use of rose water would undoubtedly lead to a healthy and younger looking skin.

4. Healthy and happy hair

The benefits of rose water for hair health are numerous and it works wonders for hair growth as well. Rose water helps in getting rid of dandruff, it repairs dry & damaged hair by moisturizing them and controls the pH levels of your scalp too. A bottle of rose water should definitely make it amidst all the hair care products you stack in your trousseau.

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5. Use it as an astringent or aftershave

Of all the rose water benefits, the one that amazes us is how it can be used as an aftershave or an astringent. Known for healing scars and cuts, using rose water after shaving at home is nothing short of pure bliss.

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Varied Ways to Use Rose Water for a Healthy Skin & Lustrous Hair 

1. Rose water for face

To keep your face hydrated throughout the day, carry rose water in a spray bottle and use it on your face whenever you feel it dehydrated and dull. A great way of using rose water for eyes to treat puffiness is by leaving rose water-dipped cotton pads onto your eyes.

2. Rose water pack for treating dry skin

Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 3 tablespoons of rose water and apply it onto your face. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. Do it twice or thrice a week for better results and a happily breathing skin.

3. Treating your acne

For reaping the acne control rose water benefits, apply a paste of Multani mitti and rose water once every week. Believe us when we say that treating your acne would never get this natural.

4. Rose water on face overnight

Mix in 1 tablespoon of rose water with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and leave it overnight on your face. Wash it the next morning for a healthy glowing face.

5. Homemade and natural makeup remover

A mix of rose water and coconut oil makes up for an amazing and natural makeup remover which not only removes your makeup but hydrates your skin along with.

6. For softer & shinier hair

Giving your hair a final rinse with a cup of rose water post shampoo would leave your hair feeling softer and looking shinier instantly.

7. Tame frizzy & dry hair with a glycerine pack

Mix glycerine and rose water in equal parts and massage it onto your scalp for 15-20 minutes. Leave it on for further 20-30 minutes and then shampoo your hair as you do. Do this every week for better results.

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8. Lighten dark patches

Mix gram flour, yogurt and rose water to make a paste-like consistency and use that pack on a regular basis. It helps in lightening the dark patches leaving your skin glowing. This pack suits all skin types.

Note: Before trying any mentioned remedies above, DO NOT forget to do a small patch test on the back of your hand or on the jawline to test any allergies or irritation that might occur. 

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How would you use this miracle product for your pre or post-bridal skin & hair care regimen?