Glycerin and rosewater together have been used in many beauty products for centuries. While glycerin is an amazing oil-free moisturizer, rosewater has many valuable skin nourishing properties. Glycerin & Rose water magical combination application works miracles on your face to provide healthy, beautiful, soft and glowing skin.
Let’s first look at their individual benefits.
Glycerin acts like a humectant, meaning that it enables the skin to absorb moisture and water from the air, thereby keeping the skin hydrated, soft & supple. It does so without making the skin oily. It also works as emollient creating a barrier on the skin that protects the skin from the pollutants present in the environment. Other main glycerin skin benefits include: (i) maintaining water balance in the skin (ii) filling in the tiny cracks that helps reduce wrinkles & fine lines.
Rosewater has astringent, anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties that make it an all weather facial cleanser. Also, its exquisite scent will please your soul, another reason why it has been used in facial cleansers since centuries.
Whereas rosewater is easily available in the most supermarkets & pharmacies, you can also make rosewater at home.
Glycerin And Rosewater Benefits
When rosewater & glycerin have such incredible toning and moisturizing properties individually, just visualize how much their combination can benefit your skin. If they are not a part of your present skin care routine, you are missing out on the great rose water-glycerin benefits. Read on here for their combination main skin benefits:
(i) Moisturizes Skin: The rose water and glycerin combination primarily works as an incredible moisturizer, which can keep your skin hydrated, soft, supple, smooth and healthy.
(ii) Treats Skin Disorders: Because of their ultimate moisturizing properties, glycerin and rose water combination can prevent and treat rough, dry, itchy, scaly skin and skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis. Moreover, it also helps in calming skin inflammation, irritation, and redness. Glycerin & rose water work well on oily skin too, which make them a great treatment for oily skin problems, including acne and pimples. In addition rose water’s natural antiseptic & astringent properties (Source), make it an useful remedy for removing pimples, acne and blemishes.
(iii) Balances pH Level: Both rose water & glycerin balance skin’s pH level that helps to keep your skin healthy (Source). Moreover a well-balanced pH level averts various skin disorders such as acne, eczema and also helps in keeping blemishes away, providing your skin a glowing and healthy complexion.
(iv) Rejuvenates Skin: When glycerin and rosewater are combined together, they become an effective potion to ward off the signs of skin aging. They rejuvenate skin and delay occurrence of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots & skin aging signs. Glycerin & rose water help nourish & maintain your skin smooth, soft and supple.
Glycerin And Rosewater Uses
Rose Water And Glycerin Moisturizer
Try this Glycerin-Rosewater skin hydrating serum recipe. It will not only moisturize your skin, but also rejuvenate and leave your skin with a refreshing and pleasing scent of rose water.
For every day use, mix well 1 part glycerin and 10 to 20 parts rosewater. Mix the ingredients well into a glass dropper type bottle, close the lid and keep in a cool, dark place. Shake well before use, and just take only 2-3 drops per application, apply and pat over your skin every morning and night as needed.
For an extra strong skin-hydrating potion, use a higher proportion of glycerin.
Rosewater And Glycerin Toner
Rosewater has soothing properties for dry or irritated skin. That explains why it’s used as an ingredient in several commercially available toners. Rosewater glycerin toner not only helps skin to retain moisture, but also restores skin’s pH level and refreshes skin.
The proportion of ingredients used depends on whether you have oily, dry, normal or combination skin.
For oily skin, you need: 1 part rosewater, 2 parts witch hazel & 1/8 teaspoon of glycerin per 8 oz. of toner.
For dry skin, you need 2 parts rosewater, 1 part witch hazel & 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin per 8 oz. of toner.
For normal or combination skin, you need: 1 part rose water, 1 part witch hazel & 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin per 8 oz. of toner.
Measure the ingredients according to your skin type, and mix them well in a suitable size glass bottle. Close the lid and shake well to combine. Your toner is ready. You may use it as a spray on or with a cotton pad.
Glycerine & Rose Water Facial Cleanser
Mix well 4 to 8 oz. of rosewater with 1 to 2 teaspoons of glycerin in a clean jar or bottle. Adjust the amount of glycerin a little bit more or less to get the blend of your desired consistency. Shake the mixture for 5 to 10 seconds until thoroughly combined to make a natural facial cleanser.
Make sure to shake it well before each use. Soak a cotton ball with the cleanser. Gently wipe your face with the cotton ball to get rid of makeup, dirt, and other impurities, etc. and unclog your skin pores. Make this ritual a part of your nightly skin cleansing routine to make your skin look beautiful & radiant.