Science life hacks: Use rose water as a natural toner and acne-fighting agent

Science life hacks: Use rose water as a natural toner and acne-fighting agent
Gently apply rose water to your face using a cotton pad or cotton ball after washing to tone and fight breakouts (chatelaine.com)

Gently apply rose water to your face using a cotton pad or cotton ball after washing to tone and fight breakouts (chatelaine.com)

You’ve probably heard the line that to live a happy, balanced life, it’s important to take the time to “stop and smell the roses” every now and then. Interestingly enough, the key to happy skin isn’t all too different. Roses, or rather rose water, can be an incredible tool when it comes to taking care of your skin. Including rose water in your daily skincare routine can be the perfect way to achieve an even, clear, and beautiful complexion.

 

Rose water is created when rose petals are distilled in water. The number of properties that make rose a great natural toner and acne-fighting remedy are innumerable. For starters, rose water’s antimicrobial elements and ability to work as a natural antiseptic make it helpful in cleansing the skin and combating blemishes.

 

Rose water is also effective in maintaining skin’s optimal pH level, reducing redness to even out skin tone and working as an astringent to tighten and reduce the appearance of pores. In some cases, it may even help to reduce scarring from previous acne breakouts.

 

A great natural rose water toner can be purchased at your local LUSH store or online! (lush.nl)

A great natural rose water toner can be purchased at your local LUSH store or online! (lush.nl)

Perhaps, the best thing about using rose water as a natural tool to fight acne and improve complexion is that it is gentle enough to work on most skin types, regardless of sensitivity. Of course, we at MUIPR know the value of a product or a message that can reach and impact audiences on a wider level. It’s for that reason that when we find a solution that can impact our audience while also staying true to our love for natural remedies, we can’t help but feel like we may have hit the jackpot.

 

To use rose water as a natural toner and acne treatment, simply dab a bit of 100 percent natural rose water (or a specially formulated natural rose water, like this one from LUSH Cosmetics) onto a cotton pad, and gently apply to your face after washing. Allow the rose water to dry before moisturizing or applying your makeup as usual.

 

Have you tried rose water as a natural toner and acne remedy? If so, share your experience with us below, or tweet me @tamarahoumi

Tamara Rahoumi

Tamara Rahoumi is a third-culture kid of Egyptian descent who was born and raised in New Jersey. She loves experiencing new things, and is in a constant state of wanderlust. She has spent a year studying in Switzerland and another teaching in Albania. Tamara graduated from Rutgers University, where she studied political science and cultural anthropology. She reports on a variety of stories for MUIPR. Follow Tamara on twitter @tamarahoumi.

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