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7 Simple Ways To Use Glycerin And Rose Water For Your Face And Skin

7 Simple Ways To Use Glycerin And Rose Water For Your Face And Skin Hyderabd040-395603080 May 27, 2019

Flawless skin is not an overnight miracle. But it’s not an impossible dream, either! You need two ingredients to get the skin of your dreams – glycerin and rose water. It sounds way too simple, but a blend of glycerin and rose water packs a punch when it comes to healing your skin and keeping it healthy. Scroll down and find out how rose water and glycerin can transform your skin.

Glycerin And Rosewater: What Are The Benefits?

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Let’s look at each ingredient in detail.

Glycerin can help your skin in many ways:

1. It Protects The Skin Barrier

Glycerin is a humectant that keeps your skin moisturized. The transepidermal water loss or TEWL (loss of water from your body through the epidermis) is a factor that reflects the normal function of your skin’s barrier. Regular application of glycerin helps to prevent TEWL and keeps your skin hydrated and the skin barrier intact (1).

2. It Prevents Skin Dryness

If you have dry and dehydrated skin and issues like atopic dermatitis, your skin will love glycerin. As already mentioned, glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture from the atmosphere and binds it to your skin and prevents dryness (2).

3. It Improves Skin Permeability

Human skin has a low permeability. This means it is tough for foreign substances to penetrate the skin layers. That’s why you often wonder why certain skin care products are not working for you. Glycerol (commercially known as glycerin) can help improve the skin’s permeability (3).

Rosewater comes with its own set of skin benefits:

1. It Is Good For Sensitive And Aging Skin

If you have dry and aging skin that is sensitive to products, rosewater can help keep it healthy. It has anti-aging benefits, and when applied topically, it has an astringent effect on your skin. It instantly soothes the capillaries right beneath your skin layer and prevents redness (4).

2. It Has Anti-inflammatory Effects

Rose flowers contain tannins, anthocyanins, and essential oils. Rose extracts have anti-inflammatory properties and also protect the fibroblast cells (cells responsible for collagen synthesis) from damage (5).

3. It Calms Down The Skin

There is no denying that applying rose water on the skin has a calming and soothing effect. It has a hydrating effect on your skin and is exceptionally beneficial in rejuvenating your tired skin at the end of the day and soothing sun damage.

Commercially available rose water may contain other chemicals, which may not give you the same benefits as homemade rose (water that has pure rose extracts).

Now that you know what these two ingredients can do to your skin, let’s check out how you can use glycerin and rose water for your face.

How To Use Glycerin And Rosewater For The Face

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1. Rose Water And Glycerin Toner

You Will Need
  • 4 tablespoons rose water
  • 2 teaspoons glycerin
  • Airtight spray bottle
  1. Combine the ingredients in the spray bottle.
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Spritz it on your face whenever it feels dry.

2. Rose Water And Glycerin Makeup Setting Spray

You Will Need
  • 4 tablespoons glycerin
  • 6 tablespoons rose water
  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • ½ teaspoon tea tree oil (optional)
  • Spray bottle
  1. Pour all ingredients into the spray bottle using a funnel.
  2. Give it a gentle stir.
  3. Replace the cap and roll the bottle between your palms to mix the ingredients (don’t shake too hard).
  4. Shake it gently and spray on your face.

3. Rose Water And Glycerin Facial Cleanser

You Will Need
  • 1 ½ cups rose water
  • 2 tablespoons unscented Castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 airtight glass jar
  1. Pour all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Whisk for a few minutes to mix them well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the glass jar.
  4. Use it every day to wash your face.

4. Rose Water And Glycerine Facial Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 2-3 drops serum (pick your favorite)
  • 1 disposable cotton sheet mask
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Soak the cotton sheet mask in the mixture.
  3. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove it and massage the extra fluid on your face.
  5. Use this recipe three times a week.

5. Rose Water And Glycerin Moisturizer

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 4 tablespoons rose water
  • Glass dropper bottle
  1. Combine the ingredients in a glass dropper bottle.
  2. Close the lid tightly and shake.
  3. Pour two to three drops on your face and massage well.
  4. Use it two times every day, once in the morning and once at night.

6. Rose Water And Glycerin Serum

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon rose water (organic)
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • ½ tablespoon argan oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 1 glass dropper bottle
  • 1 funnel
  1. Pour the ingredients in the glass dropper bottle. Use the funnel to avoid spilling.
  2. Cap the bottle and roll it between your palms so that the ingredients are mixed well.
  3. Store this DIY serum in a cool place.
  4. Before hitting the bed, take a few drops of the serum, rub it between your palms, and massage on your face.
  5. Use the serum every night or as per your convenience.

7. Rose Water And Glycerin Face Mist

You Will Need
  • ¼ cup rosewater
  • 2 tablespoons glycerin
  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • Spray bottle
  1. Pour the distilled water in the spray bottle.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and swirl gently to mix.
  3. Spritz it on your face and pat it until it is absorbed.
  4. Use it throughout the day whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up.

Both the ingredients are harmless to the skin. However, if you are allergic to them, it is better to avoid them. Here are a few tips to consider before using these DIY remedies.

Tips To Consider While Using Glycerin And Rose Water For The Face

  1. Do a patch test before using glycerin on your skin. You may consult a dermatologist to do an allergy test for glycerin and rose water.
  2. If you have oily or combination skin, use the remedies not more than two times a week. Using them too often may make your skin greasy.
  3. Use pure rose water (homemade) and organic glycerin to avoid any skin reactions. Commercially available rose water may contain other additives and preservatives that may harm your skin.
  4. Always dilute glycerin with rose water before using and wash it off before going out. The viscosity of undiluted glycerin may attract dust and pollution and clog your skin pores.

Try these DIY remedies and get baby soft skin. We hope you liked the article. If you have any questions, post them below, and we will get back to you.


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Ramona Sinha

Ramona has a Master's degree in English Literature. She believes that beauty begins with a good skin care regimen and is on a mission to eliminate all toxins from her routine. She helps readers select products and ingredients specific to their skin type and gives out tips to keep their skin healthy in a natural way. When Ramona is not working or experimenting with a new skin care product or ingredient, her books and a passion for music, good food, and traveling keep her busy.