Pretty Natural


by any other name
September 14, 2010, 21:17
Filed under: anti-aging, beauty, moisturizing, refreshing, rose, scrub | Tags: , , ,

Roses are everywhere: at grocery stores in neon colors, on TV, in films … the list goes on. And understandably so. Roses (especially the red variety) have always signified the love aspect of human nature and often represent something or someone truly unique.

The smell is at once uplifting calming and even drinking rose hip tea is rejuvenating. I myself have bought the same lip balm for four years, addicted to its light, rose scent and healing properties.

These tips are as simple and as elegant as the flowers they stem from.

Rose water

As simple as boiling rose petals in water for as long as it takes to distill water. The water can be stored in a cool dry place for as long as you use it. Rose water is a simple astringent used for cleansing the skin of dirt and oil. It is also moisturizing, making it perfect for the dry weather soon upon us.

Rose at-home spa

After you’ve made rose water on the stove and before you bottle it, use it to steam your face and proceed with spa treatments: cleansing, exfoliation, massage and finally whatever creams and serums you use on a daily basis.

Rose exfoliator

Crush rose petals and mix them into a store-bought exfoliator or any home-made one.

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