They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but with the rose, that's just not true. Roses are beautiful, fragrant flowers, that are as impressive as they look with regards to benefits for the skin.
Our adoration of roses begun long ago. Their original use dates as far back as Grecian and Roman times, when rose petals were used to perfume baths.
Since then, roses have been used in cosmetics, medicines and natural-remedies in various forms.
Besides smelling great, roses have many other properties that benefit skin. Here's how rose can enhance your beauty routine today.
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1. Rose helps acne-prone skin
Spots occur when pores become blocked. This happens when excess sebum is produced, which can happen for many reasons, and is unable to escape, causing bacteria to build up. this combination causes acne. For people that suffer from spots regularly, keeping bacteria at bay is essential.
Roses are highly anti-bacterial - they're capable of completely destroying Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that leads to acne. This is good news for blemish-prone skin.
Using rose water to tone skin or investing in a natural, rose-based cleanser, could really help you on your quest to clearer skin.
2. Roses promote younger-looking skin
Botox? They'll be no need when you start using rose in your beauty routine.
Roses are high in antioxidants, which protect skin from sun damage. Sun exposure is one of the main causes of ageing, so protection is vital. Additionally, antioxidants also work to soothe and calm stressed skin, helping it to regain that youthful firmness we all chase after.
3. Calm redness & soothe sensitive skin with rose
Many of us struggle with sensitive skin. While there are many beauty products on the market that offer a solution, Expert Home Tips are firm believers that natural is best.
Rose oil has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, and will work to soothe and calm skin naturally. This reduces redness and signs of irritation to leave the skin looking and feeling balanced.
4. Rose oil is intensely moisturising - ideal for dry skin
If you have blemish-prone skin, finding the right product can be hard. This is where rose oil steps in. Rose provides enough moisture for dry and damaged skin, but as it's 100% natural, it will not cause excessive grease.
What's even more magical, is rose oil's ability to make skin more permeable. This means any products you use, including moisturisers, are really able to sink deep into skin and work their magic.
5. Rose will tone & tighten your skin
One of the reasons rose features so much in toners is because of its astringent qualities. Rose water has a tightening effect on capillaries, which reduces the appearance of pores and makes the surface of the skin look more taught.
It's one of the best natural toners you can use, and will also get your skin smelling beautifully fresh.
6. Rose promotes mood-boosting effects
Rose has a sensationally stunning scent - it's no real wonder the aroma of rose alone can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety to produce a mood-boosting effect.
These are just the kind of feelings you want products to promote during your beauty regime. When we become stressed, our hormones get thrown out of balance. This can lead to an imbalance in levels on sebum production, and cause a breakout.
If you want more details on this, check out my article What are spots? How to prevent & treat a breakout.
Whether you have two minute or two hours, take a few minutes to be at one with yourself and feel utter relaxation by incorporating rose into your beauty regime.
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