8 Reasons Why Rose Oil Needs to Be in Your Beauty Routine
What smells like sugar and spice and is all around nice? All things rose, of course.
We're obsessed with rose everything–from delicious rose perfumes to rosy sunglasses and makeup–you can't deny that roses are having a moment. But did you know that rose oil is not only an aromatic delight, it's also a total beauty savior? Read on to find out all of the beauty benefits of this deliciously sweet scented oil.
Moisturizes Dry Skin
Rose oil is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it highly emollient (aka moisturizing) and wonderful for hydrating tired, dry skin. You can buy rose essential oil and mix in a few drops with your regular face lotion to get all of the benefits!
Helps Fight Acne
Yes, you read that right. Rose oil contains many antiseptic and astringent properties that can help treat acne-prone skin. Rose oil helps balance out your skin's pH levels and leaves it super clean, treating acne along the way, making it a wonderful toner. It also helps reduce excess oil and tighten large pores.
Is Key for Aromatherapy
One sniff of rose oil and you'll know why it's fantastic for aromatherapy. It's known for its calming and soothing properties, and studies have shown that it can help reduce anxiety and even help alleviate depression.
Helps With UV Protection
Rose oil is full of antioxidants that fight off free radicals, which helps reduce UV damage. Now don't go using this instead of sunscreen, but you can add it to your sunscreen for added natural protection.
Used as Natural Perfume
Like we mentioned above, we adore the smell of rose oil, which is why it makes such a lovely perfume! You can purchase one of the many out there, or you can even make your own by buying a carrier oil (like almond oil or jojoba) and a roller ball applicator. Then add a few drops of rose essential oil—and voila, natural perfume!
Used as Hair Conditioner
We're all about keeping our silky strands healthy, and rose oil is known for making the hair super soft! You can add it directly to your conditioner or just put a few drops on your ends after showering.
Reduces Dark Spots and Acne Blemishes
In addition to clearing up your acne, rose oil also helps reduce dark spots and acne scars. It helps brighten your complexion and helps fill in acne scars.
It Makes for Luxurious Baths
We all deserve a little pampering, and what better way to do that than with a rose oil bath? Add a few drops to your nice warm bath and soak up all the sweet skin benefits. Want to be extra? Add milk, too. Milk + rose baths were Cleopatra's beauty secret.
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