The use of rose in beauty has been prevalent since ancient times in India. Did you know Indian rose or rosa damascena has antibacterial, antioxidative, relaxant properties? Using rose water by itself or adding products infused with this ingredient in your beauty routine can brighten the skin and relax your senses with its fragrance.

Rose is also cooling in nature. Consuming or applying rose water on your skin can be a very calming and soothing experience, especially during summers when the temperature is soaring. Here are four reasons and ways to use rose water for your skin and body this summer.

 

01. Hydrating

Hydrating

The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of rose water strengthen the skin's barrier and prevent transdermal water loss, which means it locks moisture into the skin. To get long-lasting hydration, you can use a rosewater infused product during summer. The Vaseline Rose Water Moisturizing Gel is infused with the goodness of roses to restore moisture into the skin and brighten it. The water-based formula gets absorbed into the skin quickly to give you smooth and fresh skin.

 

02. Soothing and relaxing

Soothing and relaxing

Summers can be pretty harsh for your eyes. The hot and humid weather can make your eyes burn, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Those who spend a lot of time in front of the screens can also face dry, burning eyes. Rosewater is soothing and relaxing in nature and can offer relief from this problem. Place cotton pads dipped in chilled rose water on your eyes and relax to reduce irritation.

 

03. Cooling

Cooling

Rose water is cooling for the body, which is why it is added to many summer drinks. You can prepare your rose water beverage at home to stay cool this season. Mix diced watermelon, rose water and rose petals and transfer to ice trays. Add the cubes to your glass of water to cool your body from within.

 

04. Brightening

Brightening

Rose water is a gentle ingredient suitable for all skin types. Regular use of rose water can remove excess oil from the skin and keep problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne at bay. It also corrects uneven skin tone and makes it appear brighter. One of the easiest ways to clean your skin with rose is by using the Pond's Vitamin Micellar Water Brightening Rose. It removes dirt, makeup and other impurities while charging your skin with the goodness of rose to make it clear and bright over time.