The extraction of essential oils is one of the most common uses of roses. Made from the steam distillation of rose petals, rose water was used in beauty rituals in ancient Egypt, by Mughal queens in their baths, and the Romans.
Rosewater, or more popularly known as Gulab Jal has been a much-loved beauty ingredient for ages in India. It has calming, anti-inflammatory, and rejuvenating properties which makes it perfect for skincare and stress relief.
All these qualities make rosewater a natural toner. It works beautifully on the skin, helps smoothen and prep the skin for better absorption of products. There are several other benefits that makes it suitable for daily skin routine:
- Because of its astringent properties, it works powerfully in removing excess oils so that the skin doesn’t have breakouts. Rosewater not only cleanses the skin but also helps in hydrating and moisturizing the skin.
- Chemically produced soaps and cleansers disrupt the pH balance of our skin, making it prone to bacteria that cause various skin conditions like rashes and acne. Rosewater has a mild pH level of 5.5 which is suitable for skin.
- Natural properties in rosewater help fight bacteria on the skin. This enhances and boosts the skin from recovering from existing acne and helps clear breakouts faster.
- Rose petals are packed with antioxidants that protect your skin from damage and fine lines caused by UV rays and pollution, making rosewater a valuable addition to any anti-aging skincare routine. It helps make your skin look more youthful, glowy, and healthy.
One can definitely agree on how rosewater is the ultimate toner for beauty. It is simple yet super effective. The application is also very easy as one just needs a cotton ball and rosewater to cleanse the face. It is in fact Mother nature’s gift to skincare and needs to be a part of your daily routine.
We often get caught in complex ingredients and unethically sourced products for skincare. But the answer to beauty has been given to us by nature long ago. We at Ayurmeans bring you the purest of products with authentic certifications and sustainable sourcing methods.