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Six Ways to Use Rosewater

Rosewater can be considered beauty's magic elixir. The usage of rosewater goes way back to ancient Egypt, where Cleopatra used the natural product made of the distillate of rose petals in her beauty regime. As one of the beauty secrets of an iconic beautiful woman, the usage of rosewater is time-tested and praised by many, so here are six ways to use rosewater in your skincare routine.

1. A great way to use rosewater is by spritzing it on your face. 

Fill an empty spray bottle with rosewater and when you're done with your morning beauty routine, spray on rosewater to keep your face fresh, nourished and hydrated. Rosewater can also be sprayed over makeup to work as a makeup setting product, the mist will leave your face radiant.

2. Use rosewater to relax.

If you're spending the night in and want to pamper yourself by having a relaxing bath, then you better have a rosewater bath. After you fill the bathtub with warm water, add two cups of rosewater. Soak yourself in the water and your skin will be softer, you'll also be left with an amazing body scent. Make sure to rinse your hair and massage your scalp as well. Rosewater will leave you hair soft and moisturized, it's known for revitalizing its growth and decreasing any scalp inflammation working as a natural conditioner.

3. Reduce under-eye bags with rosewater.

One of the amazing ways to use rose water is that it can reduce puffiness under the eyes by placing cotton pads soaked in cold rosewater over your eyes. Just place a bottle of rosewater in the refrigerator for an hour, and then pour an amount in a small bowl. Dip the cotton pads in the bowl and place over your eyes, this will soothe the skin area around your eyes, help reduce the puffiness and keep you relaxed.

4. Use rosewater as a facial toner.

Rosewater is a main ingredient in most of the toners that you buy from beauty counters, so why don't you use it the natural way. Soak a cotton pad with rosewater and gently pat your face with it, this will help tighten the pores and keep your skin firm. Using rosewater as a toner will also help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

5. Use rosewater as an after-shave lotion. 

You're done with shaving, but there's an important step to get that job perfectly done, the after-shave! A great way to use rosewater is as an after-shave lotion, apply product on a cotton pad and massage your skin gently. It closes the pores, softens, cools down your skin and helps with any irritation caused. Bonus points, your skin will be left smelling so rosy.

6. Use rosewater as a makeup remover.

Did you know that rosewater can by used as an eye makeup remove? Make your very own natural makeup remover at home by applying rosewater to a cotton pad, add two drops of coconut oil and use to cleanse your face. Make sure you rub it gently against your face as you want to avoid being harsh to your skin.

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