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.
You can DIY a relaxing quick petal steam
Alesia Berlezova/shutterstock After plucking the petals off of your wilting bouquet, mix them into a small pot of water and let simmer until the color of the petals turn completely white. As the water cools down, you can hover over it to let the steam breathe into your pores. You can also deposit the remaining water into a clear plastic dispenser for splashing onto your skin whenever you need a refreshing pick-me-up.