Most people tend to opt for chemical beauty products when it comes to fairness, but these chemical skin lightening beauty products aren’t as good for the overall health of the skin. Compared to these artificial skin whitening products, natural remedies such as rose petals or rose water are twice as effective, do not harm the skin at all. In fact, coupled with a fair skin, you also get the benefit of clear, glowing, flawless skin. Rose petals and water are useful for all skin types and, therefore, should be a beauty staple.
Fairness with rose petals
Rose and Milk
Rose is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, which reduces signs of premature aging and sun damage, and lightens your skin complexion. Milk removes blemishes and pigmentation. Combine the two and you have a power packed skin whitening face pack. Simply crush up a few rose petals with milk to form a smooth paste. You can use cream if you have a dry skin. Massage the rose and milk facial pack for a few minutes and let it sit for half an hour for enhanced fairness and glowing skin.
Rose and Sandalwood
You can also add a tablespoon or so of sandalwood powder to the above mixture of a quarter cup of milk and a handful of rose petals to form a thick paste. Apply it on to your skin and let it rest for 15 minutes or so. Then rinse and pat dry. Sandalwood is antibacterial and is functional in cleaning our excess sebum from the follicles. Together the three ingredients will give you a supple, fair and flawless skin.
Rose and Yogurt
Yogurt contains lactic acid which deters the growth of acne causing bacteria and lightens the hyper pigmented areas of your facial skin. Rose on the other hand lightens and brightens the skin by removing sun damage, dark circles, dark spots, and acne. Blend a few tablespoons of natural yogurt with a few rose petals to make a thick face pack. Apply it thoroughly over your face and, if required, over your neck as well. Rinse after half an hour and pat dry. Prolonged use of this pack will give you a clear skin and glowing face. In fact, you will notice the difference from the first day itself.
You can make an amazing skin toner with rose petals, and it involves no special machinery whatsoever. Simply soak up a few rose petals in water overnight and strain it. Use the rose infused water as you would a normal skin toner. Always remember to use circular motions while applying the skin toner; it enhances the blood circulation on the face and makes the skin glow.
Fairness with Rose water
Rose water toner
Simply using the rose water as a skin toner has its fair share of benefits. It restores the pH balance of the skin and makes it healthy. Due to its astringent properties it removes excess sebum from the follicles and tightens them. Rose water toner can give you fair skin overnight.
Blotchy skin often makes your skin complexion appear a few tones darker. Spraying rose water on your face tightens the capillaries; that along with its anti-inflammatory properties reduces redness. You can spray it on to your face after your night-time skin care routine, and you will wake up with a flawless skin and glowing face. Surprisingly, you can also use the rose water as a setting spray. It will make your skin look radiant and fresh. The sweet scent of the rose will also soothe your nerves in case of anxiety inducing social encounters.
Rose water and Glycerine
Glycerine is a wonderful way of keeping the skin hydrated without making it too oily. Mix a few drops of glycerine with a little bit of rose water and massage it on to your skin using a slow circular motion before going to bed. Rose water regenerates skin cells and is rich in antioxidants. It also heals blemishes and acne scars, and any kind of redness or inflammation. Use this skin cleanser regularly for a fair skin complexion.