How To Use Rose Water For Dry Skin

Come winter, and all those skin issues start peeping out again. Don’t you think your skin needs to be prepared for winter’s arrival? That is why you need to incorporate rose water for dry skin in your skincare regimen. Yes, to prepare your skin to face the harsh winter, you need to give it extra care and protection.

Your skin hydration plays a crucial role in achieving fresh and healthy skin. If you have dry skin, you need to be extra careful with the products you choose and how you care for your skin. A balanced skincare routine is all you need to be tension-free during the winter. Wondering how to use rose water for your dry skin? Well, we can help you. This article discusses the benefits of rose water and how you can use it. Keep reading.

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Is Rose Water Good for Dry Skin?

Rosewater by itself is not going to do wonders for your skin, but in combination with other moisturizing ingredients, it helps keep your skin feeling hydrated for longer while also improving its texture. The reason this fragrant liquid suits dry skin is because of how efficiently it refines your pores without drying your skin out. Rosewater is usually used as an additive in skin care treatments. It can be used by itself as a toner or in combination with other moisturizing ingredients for dry skin. Here, I’ve put together 4 rose water treatments that are keeping my skin feeling great this winter.

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1. Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp pure rose water
  • Cotton pad
  • Towel
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

5 minutes

Method

  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Saturate a cotton pad with the rose water and dab it onto your face.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Once dry, moisturize your face.
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How Often?

Twice a day.

Why This Works

Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your face is an essential part of any skincare routine. This rose water toner, unlike most toners available on the market, is extremely gentle on your skin. It helps get rid of residual dirt and grime without drying out your skin. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

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2. Glycerin, Lemon, And Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 3 tbsp glycerin
  • 3 tbsp pure rose water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Clean bottle for storage
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

2 minutes

Method

  1. Combine the glycerin, rose water, and lemon juice and pour the mixture into a clean bottle so that it can be stored. (Store the mixture in your refrigerator.)
  2. Take a coin-sized amount of the mixture and apply this to your face and neck.
  3. Ensure that your hands are clean during application.
  4. Gently massage your skin in circular motions until the lotion is completely absorbed.
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How Often?

Every night.

Why This Works

Glycerin helps hydrate your face and leaves your skin feeling extremely supple. The ingredient is easily absorbed and provides your skin with non-greasy, long-lasting hydration. Lemon, on the other hand, gives your skin a vitamin C boost and also helps fade any marks or scars with its bleaching properties.

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3. Multani Mitti, Milk, And Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Multani mitti
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp pure rose water
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Combine the Multani mitti, milk, and rose water until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste onto your face.
  4. Wait for 20 minutes and then proceed to wash the mixture off of your face with cool water.
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How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

While Multani mitti is generally used to treat oily skin, this face mask contains the goodness of milk and rose water to help treat dryness. Milk contains lactic acid, which helps soften your skin while fading blemishes. The mask helps exfoliate, nourish, and soften your skin.

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4. Sandalwood and Rose Water for Dry Skin

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp sandalwood powder
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp almond oil
  • 1 tsp pure rose water
  • Facial cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Wash your face with a facial cleanser and pat dry.
  2. Combine the sandalwood powder, oils, and rose water until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your face as you would a face pack.
  4. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until it is completely dry.
  5. Wash your face with cool water and pat dry.
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How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Sandalwood helps mildly exfoliate your skin while nourishing it. When combined with the oils and rose water, it creates an excellent face pack for intense hydration. This face pack will help nourish your skin and get rid of dryness.

Rosewater is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine. With that said, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a balanced skincare routine that varies according to skin type and changes according to the weather. Have you ever used rose water for your skin? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

How To Add Rosewater into Your Skincare + The Benefits

This Buzzy Skin Care Tool Just Got An Acne-Fighting Upgrade

If you’re serious about your skincare routine, you’ve likely got a few tools lying around. Whether a jade roller is proudly displayed on your bathroom shelf or you’ve invested in something a bit more high-tech, these handy devices are meant to provide luxurious experiences as well as address certain skin concerns. With brands becoming more and more innovative, it’s now possible to get spa-like treatments at home, and the number of options is only growing larger by the day. Case in point: SolaWave’s brand new blue light upgrade to their buzzed-about skincare wand.

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The original Red Light Wand is designed as a four-in-one tool that delivers microcurrents, red light therapy, facial massage, and therapeutic warmth to help with things like fine lines, wrinkles, and overall radiance. The new SolaWave Blue Light 3 in 1 Wand, which launched somewhere in August, takes a more targeted approach to skincare — specifically, to acne. The portable (and chic) tool uses blue light to fight breakouts and kill acne-causing bacteria. The wand’s warmth function also helps your products better absorb into your skin 2x as effectively while using less product. The SolaWave Blue Light Wand also reduces redness, brightens dark circles, combats blemishes, while the vibrating capabilities de-puff, promote circulation, and boost the skin’s radiance.

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While the Blue Light Wand isn’t cheap, it typically retails for less than the original wand ($139 versus the Red Light Wand at $149) — and currently, it’s on sale for $119. If you’re looking for acne-fighting solutions and have been curious about skincare devices, now’s the time to dip your toes in.

The aluminum alloy tool has a razor-like shape and a form that’s easy to clean and recharge. Safe for all ages, the wand is best used on hydrated skin and it comes to life thanks to smart-touch activation. Perfect for use on the forehead, under eyes, cheeks, jaw, neck, and upper lip, the wand can be used in one of two positions.

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Primp Tips:

  • SolaWave can be used on most areas of your face: forehead, under eyes, cheeks, jaw, neck, and upper lip.
  • The SolaWave Wand forms two distinct positions: (1) the vertical “I” orientation and (2) the rotated “T-bar” position.
  • When using the wand, glide across your face in an upward and outward movement.
  • Clean your SolaWave Wand by spraying a dry cloth with water or disinfecting spray and wiping down the head.
SolaWave Blue Light Wand

SolaWave Blue Light Wand, $139 $119

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How to Find the Right Face Mask for YOUR SKIN

It’s easy to think that all face masks are good for us. They’re a treatment, right? How can special treatment be bad? But depending on the weather, or our skin type, or even just our skin’s current #mood, the wrong mask could do us dirty.

If we have super dry skin, steer clear of harsh pulling clays or even exfoliating acids, which can be hard because we want to dissolve those dead skin flakes. However, we need to nurture our skin barrier and be kind and cognizant of our skin’s current condition before slapping on a face mask and considering it a favor.

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On the other hand, if we have oily skin, we don’t want to get eight hours of REM under an emollient sleeping mask or overdo it with hydrating facials. It’s all about balance and assessing what our skin’s needs are.

Ahead we’re sharing our favorite powder face masks to add to your skincare routine.

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Tools

 

Ritual Set, $15

For easy application, use this bowl and brush set to blend the formula and water. Lee also likes to add a drop of this honey mask and a few shakes of this rosemary reset powder to her mixture.

For Dry Skin

Forma Rosea, $45

If you’re feeling itchy, flaky, sallow, or dull, you’ll want to go straight for a hydrating mask and skip the harsh stuff. Colloidal oat kernel, chamomile flowers, carrot seed oil, coconut milk, jojoba, rose, and a few other key players nourish deeply while providing moisture. It’s the ultimate pink drink for our skin.

For Blemish-Prone Skin

Forma Viridi, $45

When we are stressed, PMSing, or maybe letting our diets get a little out of hand (hello holidays), we need to balance and clarify. This is when we should be reaching for a clay mask, and this one with mineral-rich French green clay does the trick without over-drying. Neem, lavender, and spirulina are anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and mineralizing for a soothing plan of attack for current and brewing breakouts.

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For Irritated Skin

Forma Floris, $45

Sometimes our skin is not quite dry, not quite oily, but it’s clearly upset. This can happen in harsh climates, or when we’ve overdone it with skincare (over-exfoliation … please don’t, but OK, it happens). Soothe and calm freaked-out skin with hibiscus, marshmallow root, aloe, calendula, and chamomile to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation. 

For Dull Skin

Reborn Mask, $60

Rhassoul, rosehip, turmeric, gotu kola, sea buckthorn, and a few other superstars will restore a glow and some color to your cheeks while gently pulling out impurities. These ingredients soothe while fighting future breakouts and inflammation, and at the same time boost circulation for rapid healing and instant radiance.

Papaya Bright Superfood Face Mask, $34

This brightening mask is made with 100% pure, edible superfoods. Plus, it’s highly recommended by our BeautyLeeBar Community. “It’s a powder formulated with clean, good-for-you ingredients; add a few drops of water and it turns into a gel-like paste. I use this bowl and brush to apply—self-care at its finest. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off to reveal healthy, glowing skin. Like using the Paris filter but IRL!”

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For All Skin

Clean Greens, $34

When you’re not quite suffering active breakouts, but feel bogged down by blackheads and an overall lack of luster, time to give your skin the ultimate smoothie. Chlorella, spirulina, and mango juice help to nourish the skin and dissolve impurities. This mask is so nutrient-dense and yet so gentle, that we go back on our word with this one exception. Use this baby any time for a healthy glow.

CATEGORY IS FACE. Comment below where you from and the skincare product that has been saving thy face!

How to Treat Cracked Skin on Your Feet, Hands and Elbows

Dry skin is uncomfortable and can be hard to treat. When your skin is dry and cracked, though, it can be even more challenging to deal with. Because the skin on your hands, feet, and elbows is thick, it can be prone to these skin issues, especially during the winter. To learn how to prevent it from happening and how to heal cracked skin in these areas, keep reading. 

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What Causes Dry, Cracked Skin?

Environmental factors like cold temperatures and a lack of humidity (hi, winter) can cause the skin to become drier than usual and lead to cracking. Other causes include hot water (so stick to lukewarm showers and baths), harsh cleansers, and skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis. 

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How to Address Dry, Cracked Skin on Your Feet, Hands, and Elbows

Keep Your Showers Short

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that keeping showers and baths short, using a mild cleanser, and opting for a warm instead of a hot water temperature can help prevent dry skin.

Pay Attention to Skin-Care Ingredients

The AAD stresses that those with dry, cracked skin should pay close attention to the ingredients in their skin-care products. Avoid products that contain dehydrating and potentially irritating ingredients like alcohol, fragrance, and harsh sulfates. 

Use a Humidifier

Humidifiers can benefit your skin all year but are particularly helpful when your skin needs extra moisture in the fall and winter. The AAD suggests using a humidifier to add some much-needed moisture into the air to help relieve dry, cracked skin.

Moisturize Your Skin Regularly and Use Healing Ointments

Moisturizer or lotion can help replenish and lock in moisture. The AAD recommends applying hand cream after you wash your hands. We like the allergy-tested La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Hand Cream because it not only moisturizes with shea butter and glycerin but also helps soothe damage from cold weather and frequent hand-washing. When it comes to your feet and elbows, hydrate the areas as needed, especially after taking a bath or shower while your skin is still slightly damp. 

If you’re experiencing cracked or chapped skin and your go-to cream or lotion isn’t doing the trick, reach for a soothing balm like the CeraVe Healing Ointment. Formulated to relieve irritation and extreme dryness and restore the skin barrier. 

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