How To Use Rose Water For Dry Skin

Winter is here, and my dry skin is on the fritz again. However, with a little change in ingredients, I’ve been able to tweak my skincare routine to suit the weather. The tweaking involved introducing rose water to my beauty arsenal (read: stuff I find in my pantry).

If you have dry skin, I’m sure you can relate when I say keeping your skin hydrated is such a task. With your skin peeling or feeling stretchy about 90% of the time, figuring out a balanced skin care routine can seem almost impossible. And for most people with dry skin, this is a year-round problem. I found that the key to solving these issues lies in using ingredients that suit your skin type. And here’s what makes rose water an essential skincare ingredient for dry skin.

Is Rose Water Good For Dry Skin?

Rose water by itself is not going to do wonders for your skin, but in combination with other moisturizing ingredients, it helps keep your skin feeling hydrated for longer while also improving its texture. The reason this fragrant liquid suits dry skin is because of how efficiently it refines your pores without drying your skin out. Rose water is usually used as an additive in skincare treatments. It can be used by itself as a toner or in combination with other moisturizing ingredients for dry skin. Here, I’ve put together 4 rose water treatments that are keeping my skin feeling great this winter.

How To Use Rose water For Dry Skin

1. Rose Water For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method
  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Saturate a cotton pad with the rose water and dab it onto your face.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Once dry, moisturize your face.
How Often?

Twice a day.

Why This Works

Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your face is an essential part of any skincare routine. This rose water toner, unlike most toners available on the market, is extremely gentle on your skin. It helps get rid of residual dirt and grime without drying out your skin. In fact, it leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

2. Glycerin, Lemon, And Rose Water For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

2 minutes

Method
  1. Combine the glycerin, rose water, and lemon juice and pour the mixture into a clean bottle so that it can be stored. (Store the mixture in your refrigerator.)
  2. Take a coin-sized amount of the mixture and apply this onto your face and neck.
  3. Ensure that your hands are clean during application.
  4. Gently massage your skin in circular motions until the lotion is completely absorbed.
How Often?

Every night.

Why This Works

Glycerin helps hydrate your face and leaves your skin feeling extremely supple. The ingredient is easily absorbed and provides your skin with non-greasy, long-lasting hydration. Lemon, on the other hand, gives your skin a vitamin C boost and also helps fade any marks or scars with its bleaching properties.

3. Multani Mitti, Milk, And Rose Water For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method
  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Combine the multani mitti, milk, and rose water until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face.
  4. Wait for 20 minutes and then proceed to wash the mixture off of your face with cool water.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

While multani mitti is generally used to treat oily skin, this face mask contains the goodness of milk and rose water to help treat dryness. Milk contains lactic acid, which helps soften your skin while fading blemishes. The mask helps exfoliate, nourish, and soften your skin.

4. Sandalwood And Rose Water For Dry Skin

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You Will Need
Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method
  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Combine the sandalwood powder, oils, and rose water until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it is completely dry.
  5. Wash your face with cool water and pat dry.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Sandalwood helps mildly exfoliate your skin while nourishing it. When combined with the oils and rose water, it creates an excellent face pack for intense hydration. This face pack will help nourish your skin and get rid of dryness.

Rose water is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine. With that said, I cannot stress enough on how important it is to have a balanced skin care routine that varies according to skin types and changes according to the weather. Have you ever used rose water for your skin? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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