A BEAUTY STAPLE
For as long as I can remember I have incorporated roses into my beauty regimen. Whether I use infuse rose oil with some water to spray as a refresher in my hair, place petals in the bath to perfume the water, use as a boost to my mouth wash, or just simply spray directly onto my face as a dual moisturizer and toner, this iconic flower does beauty wonders.
I have normal to combination skin. There are areas on my face that tend to get dry, especially during the cold winter months. Whenever I use a heavy cream on my skin it causes me to breakout, so instead, I use rosewater. I can moisturize my skin without causing irritation. The soothing properties of rosewater also help counter any inflammation I may have. (Helpful hint: if you are combatting pesky under eye circles, soak cotton balls in cold rosewater *put your fave bottle in fridge over night* and place cool, soaked cotton balls under the eyes. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes. Any inflammation and swelling you may have will be reduced). Trust me, it works!
Here are my current faves:
1. Cocokind Organic Rosewater Facial Toner, Whole Foods, Paramus $13
I use this primarily right after I shower, before I even towel dry.
How to use: Spray face liberally and then spray entire body. Let the product do its magic and sit on skin for a minute or two before pat drying you body with a towel.
Tip: I also use this as a refresher for my hair in the morning (since I shower and dry my hair at night). It also helps eliminate frizz!
2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater, Ulta Beauty, Paramus $7
How to use: spray before applying makeup, during, after and throughout the day. It's that simple.
Tip: I purchased this spray in both the 2 and 8 fl oz sizes, so have the smaller size in my purse at all times for spraying my face during the day whenever my skin feels dull.
3. Multi-use Oil- Rose petals, Peony and Bergamot, Urban Outfitters, Paramus $28.
This is heavenly! The smell is so delicate and subtle and I absolutely love it.
How to use: I apply this oil to all my pulse points as a substitute for perfume. I also use it in the bath to add fragrance to the water and moisturize my skin.
During our shoot, Heather loved the smell of the multi-use oil so much, so bought it immediately!
Stay smiling! Jennifer