FUNCTIONS: REFRESHING, MOISTURISING, SOOTHING, CLEANSING, TONING
Rosa Damascena Mill also known as Damask Rose is originated in Middle East and was first cultivated in Persia. It is used for religious ceremonies, fragnance, flavor and even medicine. After crushing and distilling rose petals, an essential oil is produced that is then separated from water. The remaining substance is the rose water, a by-product of rose oil. Legend has it that rose water was discovered by a Persian scientist in the 10th century and was later brought to Europe’s attention. In the Middle Ages, they would use rosewater to clean one’s hands before eating and physicians would prescribe it to strengthen organs and protect the heart.
WHAT CAN ROSE FLOWER WATER DO FOR SKIN & OVERALL HEALTH
Rosewater is very mild and therefore suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones.
Soothes skin irritations and reduces redness.
Its anti-ageing properties reduce the appearance age spots and smoothen out wrinkles.
Helps wounds and minor cuts heal faster.
It is an excellent toner that balances the pH levels of your skin and prepares it for the treatments that are about to follow.
Cleanses your skin and removes residual dirt while controlling oil production.
Hydrates, refreshes and revitalizes your skin.
Its invigorating flower scent boosts the mood.
Reduces the morning puffiness of the face especially the area under the eyes.
Removes excess oil from your scalp and restores the natural shine of your hair.
HOW TO USE IT
Facial toner: Spray rosewater onto your face until its wet and leave on to dry. Use ideally every morning and night.
Makeup setter: Spray pure rosewater all over your face and neck after having applied your make up and let it dry. It will set your make up and keep it fresh for a longer time.
Moisturiser: Mix 3 tbsp pure rosewater with 1 tbsp coconut oil and apply on dry skin.
Eyes: Soak cotton pads in rosewater and place them over puffy, swollen eyes to soothe them.
Hair: Add rosewater to your last hair rinse every few days for soft and shiny hair.
Bath: Add two cups of rosewater in warm water for soft, moisturised skin.
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