Roses are known as the symbol of love and beauty since ages. That is why, they have always been an essential part of the décor of most Indian weddings. But, the uses of this gorgeous flower are not just limited to expressing love or enhancing the beauty of a place.
As pleasing as roses are to the eyes, they are as gentle on a bride’s skin too. The calming effect of its oil, water, or just the petals, works wonder for a bride-to-be’s skin and scalp. And on top of that, there is also an infectious calming effect that this flower has on everyone, which makes it even more appealing. So, let us unveil some amazing beauty benefits of this lovely flower for our all soon-to-be brides.
#1. Works as a skin toner
Rose water as well as its petals are very effective as a natural skin toner. All you need to do is, soak some rose petals in water overnight. If you want, you can strain this water into a bottle or let the petals remain in it as well.
All our busy brides, who do not have time to prepare this solution, can simply buy any good quality rose water from the market. Now, all you have to do is, dip a soft cotton ball in this solution and wipe your face gently in circular motion. This will make your skin cleaner, brighter and smoother.
#2. Cures and prevents acne
Acne can be one of the biggest nightmares of any bride. But, you need not worry as rose petals prove to be an immensely effective remedy for this problem too. The antibacterial properties of this wonder flower also prevent you from various skin infections.
Make a thick paste by mixing sandalwood powder, crushed rose petals, rose water and a few drops of honey together. Now, apply this paste on your skin and leave it for around 10 minutes. After this, wash your face with lukewarm water and you will notice a considerable decrease in the redness caused by the acne and pimples on your skin.
#3. Removes dark circles
The hectic shopping sprees and various pre-wedding ceremonies might just leave you sleep deprived. And, as a side effect of this, you might even get dark circles under your eyes. While any bride would be sceptical of using a new chemical product on her face at the last moment, here is a natural remedy for this problem.
Just soak two cotton balls in rose water and place them on your eyes for 10 minutes. Do this every night before going to bed and the results will leave you amazed!
#4. Moisturises your skin
This is yet another incredible beauty benefit of rose petals for all the brides, especially the ones having dry skin. The natural oils present in the rose petals moisturise your skin from deep within.
One of the best options is to mix a small amount of rose water in your moisturiser. It will retain the softness and smoothness of your skin.
#5. Acts as a sunscreen
As going out in the sun without any protection is not something a bride-to-be can afford to do a few days before her wedding, rose petals have a very effective solution for them. Being rich in vitamin C, they are enriched with amazing sunblock properties.
So, to make a natural sunscreen lotion, here is what you have to do. Make a mixture of crushed rose petals, cucumber juice, and glycerine. And, there you go! Just apply this mix on your face and neck, at least 20-30 minutes before you step out in the sun.
#6. Removes dead skin
Rose petals can also enhance the radiance of your skin manifolds. While the accumulation of dead cells can make your skin look tanned and dull, roses can help you get your original glow back.
Here is how you can do so. Soak a few almonds and rose petals separately for entire night. Grind them separately the next day to make a fine paste. Now, mix both these pastes and use the mix as a scrub to get rid of the dead skin.
#7. Nourishes the scalp
Apart from flaunting radiantly glowing skin on your wedding day, you would definitely want your hair to be perfect as well. And, a flaky and itchy scalp is not something that will let this desire of yours to be fulfilled. Well in this case, how about providing your scalp with a ‘rose therapy’?
All you have to do is, rinse your hair with a mix of bathing water and rose water. Not only it will increase the blood flow to your scalp, but will also boost hair growth.
#8. Works well to uplift your mood
Amid so many wedding-related tasks, you might get quite exhausted both physically and mentally. So, why not use some lovely red roses to relieve you from all the tiredness?
You just have to add some rose petals in your hot water bath tub and relax in it for a while. Not only will the rose petals give you a soothing effect and reduce anxiety, but will also detox your mind and body.