Throughout the years, facial sprays have gained some serious traction in the skincare industry and they’ve come a long way from the continuous-mist aerosol cans simply filled with designer drinking water. But how does one bring their facial spray from drab to fab? Well, you may need to look no further than your very own backyard!
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Main Takeaways: Rose water provides numerous benefits to the skin, all of which can be effectively and efficiently delivered in an easy-to-use, fresh-i-fying facial spray!
Good to Know: Be sure to seal in all the benefits of your spray by following it up with a nutritious oil or high-quality moisturizer.
Recommended Products: Rose and Shine Toner.
What is Rose Water Spray?
Rose water spray is currently all the rage and has even been referred to by premier beauty bloggers as a “power drink for your face”. Filled to the brim with beautifying benefits, it’s no wonder why it has been garnering a ton of attention. While it can be jazzed up with various ingredients like other essential oils or botanical extracts, a true and highly effective rose water spray need only consist of two main ingredients. All that is needed to qualify a facial mist as a rose water spray is distilled or purified water and rose flower essential oil or rose hydrosol. That’s it!
One of our favorites is naturally Fleur & Bee’s Rose and Shine! This refreshing elixir is the perfect toner and an amazing alternative to harsh chemical astringents, which can often be found in traditional toners. It is also formulated for all skin types. But what else can this terrific tonic, and rose water sprays in general, do for your complexion? Let’s break it down; shall we?!
Benefits of Rose Water Spray
It helps to amp up hydration levels.
Rose water spray gives your skin an instant refresh as it hydrates from all angles. And when we dissect the ingredients therein, it is easy to see why. Rose flower essential oil possesses emollient properties, so it not only directly delivers moisture to the skin, but also reinforces its moisture barrier and protects it from future moisture loss. Rose oil is also rich in potassium, which helps maintain electrolyte levels. This preserves hydration from the inside-out and protects moisture balance. Pure distilled water, delivered in a fine mist, then chimes in to give your skin a boost, naturally pumping up hydration levels for a dewy and smooth look.
It soothes the skin.
Rose water spray is extremely soothing and can temporarily alleviate any visible signs of irritation or redness. Imparting calming and cooling effects, rose water spray is wonderful for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin.
It can temporarily minimize the signs of aging.
Would you believe us if we told you that rose water spray can help turn back the hands of time? With a high concentration of age-defying vitamins, rose water spray can actually smooth and tighten your skin’s appearance and temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also known to brighten the look of dark spots and even out skin tone!
It nourishes skin.
Truth be told, this isn’t news. Rose water has been used for centuries to help nourish the body and skin with the nutrients it needs to function and look its best. Want to dole out a dash of Vitamin A, B, C, E, and K? Power it with potassium and iron? Splash on some rose water and not only revive, but also fortify your skin.
Rose water spray offers natural cleansing properties without the damaging effects of harsh chemicals. It also helps to balance skin’s natural oils and control excess shine, further helping to keep pores clear of buildup and debris. Consequently, and in a super happy accident, the appearance of pores are then effortlessly minimized, bringing about a smoother complexion.
How to Use
Since it makes for an amazing toner, rose water spray is perfect to apply right after a gentle cleanse and is safe for daily use by all skin types at least twice daily. But, be sure to seal in all of rose water’s amazing benefits with a high-quality moisturizer with occlusive properties like our Crème de la Cream. These two products also offer a lot of overlap in terms of functionality, like their ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while delivering botanically based, nutrient rich hydration; so, they are totally a match made in heaven!
But rose water spray should not only be relegated to your morning and nighttime routines. It is actually the perfect product to carry on the go and use throughout the day. Rose water spray is great for a midday pick-you-up, post-workout, or whenever your skin is feeling slick or in need of some shine control. It can also do magical things when you consider its aromatherapy power and can be a great ally when seeking natural relief from moments of high stress. Basically, spritz on some freshly picked rose water at any time and score yourself a gentle, no fuss refresh!
Make Your Own Rose Water Spray
One of the greatest parts of naturalistic skincare is that oftentimes, you can actually craft your own formulas. And if you’re into DIY, it is a total cinch to whip up a batch of homemade rose water spray.
The simplest approach would be to get yourself some rose flower oil and add a few drops to a sanitized spray bottle of distilled water. But if you want to get fancy, here’s a recipe that will take you from petal to pump, courtesy of Captain Blankenship:
- The petals of one large rose
- 1.5 cups distilled or purified water
- On a low flame, simmer the rose petals and water in a saucepan until the pigment has completely faded (approximately 15 minutes).
- Transfer to a clean vessel and allow to cool completely.
- Strain the liquid into a sanitized spray bottle.
- Refrigerate to store and discard after one week.
We could go on and on about rose water and all its benefits. But enough already! Don’t just say it; spray it! Grab yourself some rose water spray and spritz your way to healthier, happier skin!