Organic rose cell extracts fight skin dullness
Imageman/shutterstock Even if a bouquet of roses makes you sneeze every once in a while, you’ll want to add them to your skin-care routine since they can protect your skin against pollution. Jane Iredale, founder and president of Jane Iredale explains, “Rose compounds condition the skin in a way you can feel as soon as it’s applied. They work to moisturize, brighten and protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss and airborne pollutants.” She recommends her BeautyPrep High-Performance Moisturizer, which uses organic rose cell extracts, an ingredient that helps keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Rose water is a treat for your skin
Gulsina/shutterstock “The sugars and natural oils found in rose petals trap moisture in your skin, making your skin look smoother and softer—just like the beautiful rose petals themselves,” write Deepak Chopra, MD, and Kimberly Snyder, Certified Nutritionist in Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself From the Inside Out. The authors suggest picking up some rose water from health store and adding a few drops of it to your usual cleanser and moisturizer; the fresh scent will help relax your nervous system while the rose water’s antiseptic properties help restore your skin’s pH levels.
A rose mask can ease rosacea symptoms
KMNPhoto/shutterstock If you suffer from rosacea, the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of rose water and oil can help ease your flare-ups. “Lush Cosmetics Rosy Cheeks Mask, is the only mask that actually helps to calm my rosacea, rather than aggravate it,” shares Kristy Law, the brains behind Rose Gold Glamour, a beauty blog.