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Rose Water for Healthy Skin: Benefits And How it is Applied

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Rose water is an ingredient present in a large number of cosmetics due to its numerous properties for the skin.

Used since ancient times as a beauty trick to rejuvenate the skin, the current boom in natural cosmetics puts it back at the forefront of effective skincare products.

Besides being able to find it in different cosmetics such as tonics, creams, or mists, you can make your own rose water very quickly and thus benefit from all its virtues.

Rose Water Benefits: What is it best for?

Rose water has great benefits for the skin due to its high concentration of vitamin C and the anti-inflammatory, soothing, regenerating, and decongesting properties make this product the perfect ally for treating the skin.

If, until now, you only used rose water to refresh and calm your face, you should know that it also acts on the signs of aging, protecting you from the action of free radicals.

Read on to discover all the benefits rose water has for your face.


One of the most widespread uses of rose water is as an anti-wrinkle treatment because it has an antioxidant activity upon expression lines and wrinkles, helping you fight the signs of skin aging.

Among its benefits is the stimulation of collagen production, which improves elasticity and tone and protects the skin from the action of free radicals.

Regulates oily skin

Although it’s suitable for all skin types, its sebum-balancing and cleansing effects make it the perfect product for oily or combination skin.

If you have oily skin, rose water will regulate sebum production, and in combination with its antimicrobial properties, your face will stay clean and free of impurities.


Rose water is an excellent ally against bags and dark circles under the eyes due to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that manage to attenuate and deflate them.

How can this be achieved? It’s very simple — you only have to soak some cotton discs in rose water and apply them to the area of the dark circles. Leave them on for 10 minutes.

Remember that to achieve visible effects, you must be constant, as with any beauty treatment. Include this step in your daily beauty routine, and you will notice your look rejuvenated and without signs of fatigue.


Rose petal water is also a potent antioxidant capable of mitigating the damage caused by environmental pollution, stress, and solar radiation thanks to its high concentration of vitamins C, B, and E.

Improves acne and rosacea

Among the uses of rose water for the face, the healing one stands out, so it’s a highly recommended product if you have acne or rosacea skin.

Besides having a considerable soothing and refreshing power, it reduces redness and acne marks thanks to its healing properties.

How to Apply Rose Water on the Skin

You already know its benefits, but it’s crucial that you also know all the uses of rose water to get the most out of this beauty elixir.


Next, you’ll find out six ways to apply rose water on your face so you can take advantage of its full potential.

6 Uses of Rose Water for a Healthy Skin


One of the essential steps in face cleansing is the application of the tonic. If you want your skin to benefit from the many properties of rose water, use it as a toner on your complexion.

Its astringent action is perfect for any type of skin, helping close pores, and mattifying the skin. Moisten a cotton ball with rose water and apply it to the whole face, let it dry, and proceed to apply the next product of your facial routine.

Pre base

As you know, skin preparation is fundamental before makeup to achieve a better result. If you apply rose water before makeup you will get a clean complexion with a moisturized look that will be ready for the application of makeup base.

We recommend that you spray the rose water on your face with a spray bottle.


If you want to enhance the effects of your moisturizer, add a few drops of rose water and multiply your results.

These drops will provide greater hydration to the face giving it a healthy and hydrated look.


If your skin is sensitive or easily irritated, the soothing properties of rose water will help to mitigate redness or irritation.

We recommend filling a spray bottle or atomizer and applying it as a mist. You will immediately notice a fresh and calm feeling and decongested skin.


To give a boost to your usual mask, you have to add a few drops of rose water to the mixture.

Apply it before, as a base, and this will help the mask to penetrate better and more profound. You will notice the difference.

Makeup fixer

Use it to spray on the skin, thus extending the duration of the makeup when fixing it.

For best results, it’s recommended to dilute one part glycerin to 3 parts rose water. You only have to apply it about 10 or 15 centimeters away from the face.

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How to make homemade rose water — step by step

Rose water is a product with simple preparation, so you can easily make your own rose water to enhance your usual cosmetics.

If you have sensitive skin that reacts quickly to beauty products, rose water is a perfect choice as it contains no components that can irritate facial skin.

As you will see below, the preparation is simple and with natural ingredients. Follow this recipe to learn how to make rose water:

Ingredients and materials

  • 1/2 kg of rose petals.
  • 1/2 liter of distilled water.
  • A pot or pan with a lid
  • A glass bottle or container with an airtight seal

Preparation of the rose water

Select the petals and make sure they are clean. Pink and red petals have a better fragrance, so they are an excellent choice for making homemade rose water.

Add the water to a saucepan and add the petals, and set the pot on high heat.

Once it reaches boiling point, lower the heat to a medium temperature. Keep the pot covered so that no steam escapes, as this is where the essential oils are concentrated. Keep cooking for 10 minutes.

Turn off the heat and leave it to stand for 1 hour without uncovering the pot, as the mixture needs to infuse. Once it has rested, filter the contents with a strainer into the pot in which you will keep the rose water.

Remember that once the roses have released their essence and properties, you only need the liquid. Store the jar in the fridge when it’s at room temperature. Let it rest until the next day, and it will be ready to use.


As you can see, this is a simple recipe that you can make at home. What are you waiting for to make your rose water?

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Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake is a passionate woman sharing experience as a beauty advisor and content writer for over 5 years. Merging all the passion with much work, she established Women's Concept community, a place where women can seek and share everything about beauty and personal care.
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