Rose water (an emulsion of rose oil in water) is created as a byproduct of distilling rose petals. Since ancient times rose water is being used to treat acne and its spots. It stimulates the skin growth and increases oil production in the skin. Acne forms when the sebacius glands underneath the skin generate excess sebum. Rose water not only treats acne and prevents it but also fades away the scars which are left as a result of acne. It is a natural remedy that works on the skin gently and cures it.
Benefits of Rose Water
* Rose water possess antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This is the very reason why it cures pimples and acne and also fades away the wounds and spots on the skin left by acne.
*Even if the concentration is more, rose water is quite gentle on its own. Hence all skin type people can use it including the ones who have sensitive skin. Also, rose water unlike other chemical products, does not cause damage or redness to the skin.
*Other than curing acne, rose water has many other skin benefits as well. It helps in maintaining the pH balance of the skin naturally.
*Rose water also functions like a skin toner and tightens skin pores. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
Some Face Pack Remedies of Rose Water to Treat Acne
Sandalwood efficiently absorbs the sebum or excess oil from face and hence helps in curing acne.
Recipe: Make a paste of some sandalwood powder and rose water in a ratio of 2:1. Apply this paste to your face and let it dry for 10 minutes. Rinse it with cold water.
Fuller’s Earth Pack
Recipe: Make a paste of some fuller’s earth with rose water and apply to your face evenly. Leave it till it dries completely and then rinse it off.
Gram Flour Pack
Recipe: Make a paste of some gram flour with rose water. Apply this paste to your face and let it dry completely before washing it off.
Lemon Juice Pack
Lemon juice is equally efficient in curing acne and fading away the scars left by it.
Recipe: Mix equal proportions of lemon juice and rose water and apply on your clean face. Leave it for 10 minutes followed by rinsing it well. Leaving lemon juice on your skin for more time can irritate your skin and make it dry. However, one should always patch test this pack before applying directly to your face since few people can be allergic to lemon juice.
Cucumber and Honey Pack
If you are someone who is allergic to lemon, try using this pack instead.
Recipe: Combine some cucumber and honey with some rose water. Apply this all over your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it well.
We all go through phases of breakouts on our skin. And no one wants to deal with the agony of dealing these breakouts. However, if left untreated, these can leave behind incredible scars on the skin. Rose water is the easiest way to get rid of such eruptions on the skin and the scars they leave behind.
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