Summer season is all about wearing short dresses and flaunting your summer body. Summer has already arrived and people have already started going out for vacations at the beach with their family and friends. One thing which is very much disappointing about this summer season is that it gives you unattractive sun tan all over your face, hands and feet. Despite all the fun and happiness, a tanned body is not preferable. People use sunscreens for protection, but that is not enough to protect yourself from tanning. Quick solutions like chemical-laden cosmetic products are available in market that promises to remove tan instantly. Sometimes these products give side-effect in the long run and turn out to be harmful for your delicate skin.
In such cases, home remedies come to the rescue. Nothing is better than removing tan using the home remedies available. They provide nourishment t your skin as well as heal the damage caused due to sun tan. sun tan gives you skin problems such as acne, pimples, hyper pigmentation, dark spots, skin burn etc. as a part your beauty regime, rose water is believed to remove sun tan easily at home without making use of any other kind of chemical products.
Benefits of rose water
The anti-inflammatory property of rose water offers you a natural and healthy glowing skin. It is highly loaded with antioxidants which soothes the skin and keep it moisturised.
- The pH balance is maintained. Rose water is slightly acidic in nature.
- Best for sensitive skin.
- Soothes sunburns and provide refreshment.
Uses of rose water
Rose water can be used in different ways. Given below are some the examples.
- It can be used a toner. The astringent properties of rose water eliminate the excess oil and dirt from your face. For dry skin, you can combine it with apple cider vinegar or glycerine.
- It can be used as a cleanser. Pure rose water helps to remove the dirt that keeps on building on your face throughout the day.
- When used with alum, can be used as a purpose of hair removal.
Face packs and face masks made from rose water
Besan and Rose water face pack
For this face packs you need rose water about 2 teaspoons and 1 tablespoons of besan powder. Besan must be present in form of powder so that it blends easily without forming any kind of lump. Form a smooth paste by combining the two ingredients. If the paste formed is too dry, add few drops of rose water as per the requirements. Apply the paste all over your face just like a face mask and leave it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, wash off your face with cold water and pat it dry. Applying this for 1-2 times a week can help you to get rid of tan.
You all know that besan is one of the staple ingredients present in most of the households. Mother’s especially uses besan as a beauty arsenal. Besides removing tan, besan provides benefits such as it helps to reduce the facial hair if applied regularly. It also reduces acne and gives you an even complexion. This face mask is perfect to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Sandalwood and Rose water face mask
2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder and 3-4 tablespoons of rose water is enough to make your face mask. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients to get a smooth paste which is lump-free. Apply it onto your face and after 20-25 minutes when the paste is completely dry, wash it off with cold water. Apply this face mask for 2-3 times a week. Women with oily skin always swear by sandalwood powder. The mixture of sandalwood powder and rose water not only help to remove tan but also balances the oil production. This face pack can also be used to exfoliate your skin. It helps to get rid of blemishes leaving behind a young and healthy looking skin.
AloeVera and Rose water face pack
People are using aloe Vera as a skin care product since ages. It provides nourishment to your skin and at the same time keeps it hydrated. It improves the texture of your skin. Aloe Vera gel reduces the scars and acne. Aloe Vera gels are easily available in the market or you make one of your own at home by using the fresh aloe Vera leaves. For this face pack, you need 1 tablespoon of aloe Vera gel and rose water. Combine them together in equal amount. Apply this smooth paste onto your face. Leave this face pack for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Aloe Vera gel and rose water face pack is perfect for de-tanning.
Honey and Rose water face mask
Honey is one of the staple ingredients which come with skin lightening properties. It helps to eliminate tan as well as lighten scars and pigmentation. It also helps to seal moisture and keep your skin hydrated all day long. This face pack is especially used for skin brightening as it helps to remove sun tan. All you need is 3 tablespoons of rose water and 4 tablespoons of honey. When you combine these ingredients, you will get a smooth mixture. Use this mixture to apply onto your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Apply it like a face mask. Wash it off with cold water. This face mask shows results if used 1-2 times a week.
Multani mitti and Rose water face mask
Being rich in minerals, multani mitti provides nourishment to your skin and keeps it healthy. It helps you to get rid of tan as it acts as a great exfoliating agent. Mixture of rose water and multani mitti can give you soft and healthy skin. For preparing this face mask, all you need is 1 tablespoons of multani mitti and 2 teaspoons of rose water. Mix the ingredients together so that you get a coarse mixture. Before applying this onto your face, do not forget to cleanse your face. Apply it as a face mask. Massage it gently for a few minutes and leave for 10 minutes. Wash it off with cold water and applying it 2-3 times a week can show excellent results.
The above-mentioned face packs/masks can be used by people with oily skin, dry skin as well as normal combination skin. If you have oily skin, you can use the honey and rose water face mask. For dry skin, aloe Vera and rose water face pack is recommended as it not only removes tan but keeps your skin hydrated all day long. safeguarding your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun is one of the most important steps and using these face masks/packs makes the sun tan disappear in a faster way.