Six ways that rose essential oil can help beautify your complexion

We already instinctively entwine roses with notions of love and beauty. So it seems fitting then that roses actually do offer beauty-enhancing benefits. This iconic flower specifically does beauty wonders on the skin!

 

Throughout history, people have used rose essential oil for its highly-valued cosmetic, medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Today, I’m going to tell you how this oil can help you achieve a flawless complexion. Read on!

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Six ways that rose petals can help you achieve beautiful skin

#1: By treating acne or acne-prone skin

Rose essential oil boasts serious antibacterial properties, which can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with its cleansing properties, this beautifying oil makes an ideal ingredient in face washes and cleansers.

#2: By reducing skin redness

While you might think of roses for their iconic deep red colour, rose oils can actually help reduce swollen spots or redness on your skin. Its wonderful calming properties can also help sooth rosacea and eczema.

#3: By feeding skin antioxidants

Rose essential oil is rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. This important vitamin can help protect skin cells from damage, such as from staying out in the sun for too long. Some evidence also suggests that the oil may help prevent sunburn.

#4: By keeping skin hydrated

Rose essential oil can help lock moisture into your skin, leaving it feeling luxuriously soft and smooth. It’s especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin because the sugars in the oil create a delightful soothing feeling.

#5: By relaxing skin

When used aromatically, rose essential oil calms and soothes the mind. In fact, the oil is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm. This characteristic can help your skin look fresher and brighter.

#6: By toning skin

As a natural astringent, rose essential oil helps tighten pores and restore suppleness for a glowing complexion. Unlike conventional alcohol-based toners, rose oil leaves skin feeling moisturised and smooth, not dried out.

This is why you should be drinking infused water

One of my favourite weight loss topics to talk about is infused water!

 

Studies show that drinking water naturally boosts your metabolism, and drinking infused water for weight loss can be an easy way to increase your water intake. Infused waters are wonderfully refreshing, inexpensive to make, and have almost zero calories – what’s not to love?

 

But here’s something you might’ve not known: Infused waters aren’t only good for weight loss. They’re good for a number of different aspects of your health too.  Today I’m going to let you in on what these tasty flavoured waters are good for apart from weight loss.

 

All you’ll need on hand to make on is a jug of filtered water, ripe fruit and fresh herbs. Read on!

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Gain better health with infused water

Besides tasting great and helping you drop kilos, infused waters have many additional health benefits, including:

  • They can improve your mood
  • They can flush toxins from your body
  • They can fill you up and avoid unhealthy snacking
  • They can help your body release fat cells naturally
  • They can help food move through your system
  • They can help keep your organs healthy while you’re sweating
  • They can help reduce muscle fatigue while you’re working out
  • They can help you recuperate after a workout

And now you’re wondering how to mix one up, right? I’m going to share some of my favourite infused water combinations with you…

Making your own infused water

When I make infused water, I like making a big batch at once so I have some to leave in my fridge at all times. It’s also a lot easier making a big serving than a single glass.

I find that when I make a batch of infused water, I tend to drink a LOT more water. Simply because it’s tasty and readily available.  When I go out I just decant some from the jug I leave in the fridge into a water bottle and take it with me to work, the gym or wherever I go.

Some of my favourite infused water combinations include:

  • Lime, mango and cilantro
  • Peach and lemongrass
  • Melon, mint and basil
  • Lemon, cucumber and mint

You can use just about any fruits and herbs in an infused water. I usually pair one or two fruits with four or five leaves of herbs. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Also, I suggest refrigerating your water overnight before drinking it for best results in terms of flavour. Oh, and don’t be shy to eat the fruit after you’ve slurped it up!