One of the main benefits of rose water is that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing
irritated skin. Some people also use roses as a rich source of antioxidants, which can help
strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissue. These properties, proponents believe, make
rose water particularly beneficial to people with sensitive skin. Some experts even believe that
rose water or products with rose extracts can play a role in reducing damage from sun
exposure. Too much sun destroys elastin, the fibers that give your skin its ability to stretch.
When those fibers break down, they cause your skin to lose firmness and sag. There's some
evidence that rose water may help decrease damage to the skin's elastin fibers and prevent
wrinkles, but researchers are still testing this theory.
Wild Rose is a natural mild antiseptic and is recommended for acne and skin irritation, for
nourishing and hydrating the skin and face, and for nourishing the body after a shower or bath.
Rose stimulates the circulation in the tiny blood vessels beneath the skin, helping to reduce
the appearance of thread veins and broken capillaries. It stimulates the regeneration process
and has a calming effect on acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Regular use of rose
infused products, like Earth Tone, will help prevent these conditions from occurring and soothe
the skin when they do occur. "Studies were done in Japan that showed rose extracts help with damage to collagen and elastin," Dr. Colbert said. “Besides, the aromatic qualities of rose affect the brain’s limbic system, and your brain helps control your skin. Any positive association ( such as the rose scent being soothing) will help your complexion.”
Since rose has anti-inflammatory properties, using rose extracts can help in reducing the redness from irritated or over-heated skin. We use wild roses that we've picked from the mountains in Montana and have infused Apple Cider Vinegar with the buds to make our Earth Tone, herbal skin toner.
It is a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt accumulated in clogged pores. Thus preventing acne and pimples.
It has astringent like properties, which is why it is awesome to use after washing-up to close open pores. Applying rose after steaming tightens capillaries, reduces redness and blotchiness.
The aroma of roses is said to be a powerful mood enhancer. It rids you of feelings of anxiety and promotes emotional wellbeing, thereby making you look relaxed. Since it is de-stressing, it helps you sleep better which means you will wake up feeling fresh.
The use of the rose is far and varied. It has a long history in its use in folk remedies, especially in the area of skincare. It is suitable for all skin types, but it is especially valuable for dry, sensitive or aging skins. It has a tonic and astringent effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface, which makes it useful in diminishing the redness caused by enlarged capillaries.
The best way to use it is to apply it at night. It helps clear all impurities that your face has collected through the day.