Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, is known as the most beautiful women in the human history whose charismatic persona is being admired by people till now, even centuries later. Do you have any idea about the magical beauty secret this Egyptian beauty had had by her side? Rosewater! So, how can we not follow the footsteps of the world’s most legendary beauty queen?
I know what you’re thinking. We obviously don’t have an entire kingdom in our name to spend on our beauty treatments. But girls, you don’t even need one. Just an affordable bottle of rosewater is enough to help you get a cool, bright and flawlessly clear complexion. Moreover, you can also try it a bit differently to create wonders on your hair. As a cherry on the top, it’s heavenly aroma will make you smell dazzling all the time. This amazing magic potion is making its mark on this summer’s must-have beauty list. Let’s scroll down and see what makes it such a brilliant beauty buy!
Best makeup remover
Tried and tested, no other product is going to rub away the harshest of long-wear make-up as efficiently as rosewater does. Just add a few drops of coconut oil to rosewater on a cotton pad and cleanse your face. The mixture works wonders to wipe off makeup and nourish your skin deeply at the same time, leaving it silky soft and hyper-hydrated. It’s so gentle that it causes no irritation in the skin and the eyes. [Read: Best makeup removal tips!]
Acts as a cleanser and a toner
This all in one product can be used a cleanser on all skin types. After washing your face with a mild face wash, all you have to do is add a few drops of glycerin to 1 tbsp rose water and apply it on your face. Rosewater is particularly effective at treating rosacea or acne-prone skin, due to its bacteria-busting agents, so it keeps the skin clear. Once your skin is thoroughly cleaned, wet a soft cotton ball with chilled rose water and dab it all over. Its mild astringent properties help tighten the pores and gently tone the skin. Its soothing texture decreases skin redness and calms irritating flare-ups.
Say goodbye to puffy eyes
Who doesn’t hate to wake up with those swollen, inflamed eyes after a tiring late night schedule. Soak a cotton pad in chilled rose water and apply it over the dark, puffy eyes to soothe and de-puff them in a flash. Those panda eyes will never bother you again and the revitalizing, cooling sensation of rosewater would also wake you up!
An alternative to perfume
A simple splash of rosewater can save you from spending a fortune on those expensive perfumes. You can also mix a few drops of this stuff in your bath to keep yourself smelling like roses the whole day. Plus, you’ll also feel fresh in this prickly heat. [Read: Best perfumes to try this year!]
A great hair conditioner
Using a cup of rose water as a final rinse post shampooing works far better than any harsh chemical. It helps condition the hair deeply, adding a healthy, lustrous and super-soft shine, you just can’t resist.
Many makeup artists suggest that spritzing rosewater on the face after you’re done with your daily makeup routine helps in making the makeup last longer. The best way to do so is by storing rosewater in a spray bottle and spritzing it on a regular basis to enhance the radiance of your skin. [Read: 6 Common makeup mistakes!]
Add 2 tbsp gram flour and a few drops of lemon juice to rosewater and make a paste. Apply it over the tanned areas of your body for 15 minutes and see the magic. The cooling effects of rosewater will also relieve you from summer rashes.
So girls, it’s high time that you let this all in one magic potion be a part of your beauty regime. Ditch those harsh chemicals and say hello to healthy skin, healthy hair and a fragrant body!
Sumedha is a young, ambitious girl of 19 who has a flair for writing and believes that one needs to be a genius to contribute to literature. She is inspired by Shakespeare and loves to pen down what girls of her age adore reading.