Interesting Ingredient: Rosewater
IF YOUR PROBLEM IS... An irritated, inflamed face.
THEN HERE'S YOUR SOLUTION... Soothe it by liberally misting rosewater all over. Not only is it incredibly aromatic, the essence of rose—produced by steam distallation of rose petals—is well-known for its hydrating, purifying, calming and anti-inflammatory effects on skin. Use it as a tightening toner after cleansing, or alone after a day spent in the sun. And if you have dry skin, mist it on your face before applying your makeup for an added boost of moisture.
Of course you could purchase one, like Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($34) or Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spray ($10.97), or you could simply make your own in under an hour.
-A bouquet of fresh roses (ask your florist for a low-peticide/pesticide-free variety)
-A gallon of distilled water
-A large bowl
-A boiling pot
-A spray bottle
Here's how you do it:
1) Boil the distilled water while genly picking rose petals off of the stems. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly under the tap to remove any dirt and dust residue.
2) Place the petals into a large bowl and pour the boiling water over top. Be careful—there should be just enough water to cover the roses to avoid accidental dilution.
3) Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and allow the mixture to steep for 45 minutes.
4) Strain the mixture into a small spray bottle and store it somewhere cool, like inside of your medicine cabinet or in the refrigerator.