Rose water is not just fancy for the sake of it—rose water has stood the test of time because of its one-of-a-kind skin-healing benefits. Here are six things you never knew about rose water—and why it should be a part of your everyday skincare routine.
It’s full of antioxidants
Antioxidants are necessary to prevent damage to our skin caused by oxidative stress. When used in skincare, rose water will help our skin combat harmful free radicals and damage caused by UV rays, pollution, and stress.
It could help with acne
Because rose water has antimicrobial properties, it could serve as an all-natural treatment for acne. We recommend to choose a mist or serum because they are super-concentrated with rose water and allows for better penetration in the skin, whereas creams can be diluted with emollients and humectants.
If you have eczema or rosacea, rose water will help soothe redness because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s hydrating for both the skin and hair
Rose water doesn’t just soften your skin when used in skincare; it can also hydrate your hair without adding extra weight. Add a few drops of rose water into your shampoo or conditioner for an added boost of moisture. If you’re not a fan of DIY, choose a shampoo and conditioner duo with rose extracts already included.
It reduces stress
The reason rose is in so many fragrances is because it just smells delicious—but that scent can actually have mood-boosting benefits. Inhaling rose water is known to reduce stress and help promote a calmer and more relaxed state. According to studies, breathing in rose water lowers the amount of cortisol (a.k.a. stress hormones) in the body.