What’s this pink drink we’re talking about? It’s rose water. Yes, the good old rose water is one the oldest consumable beauty ‘potion’. A lot of today’s product contains rose water to infuse the formula for its hydration and the antiseptic properties. Rose Water contains vitamin A, B, C, and E which can help to provide that lit-from-within complexion, balances your skin’s pH level, aid troubled skin caused by ageing and sun exposure.
Apart from getting its benefits from other products, there’s a rise in drinking the pretty pink water. There’s not exactly a lot of studies out there that actually solidifies the benefits of drinking rose water but people have been doing it for centuries to reduce stress, help with digestion, improve moods, inflammation and also for the beautiful skin. Unless you’re allergic to it, then drinking it won’t be a problem.
Here are four reasons why you should try out this old school fragrant tonic:
1. Reduce acne, eczema, and redness
Is your skin problem inflammation? Perhaps drinking rose water can aid you. Sipping it can help to reduce any redness, puffiness, eczema and dermatitis, as rose water is a good anti-inflammatory agent for people with sensitive skin. If you love going for facials, rose water can help with any sore spots and also calm the skin. Besides that, it also has great antibacterial properties that can help to kill lingering bacteria on the surface of your skin, which is what causes acne.
To get that perfect glow on the surface of your skin, let the hydration work from within you. A well-hydrated skin is the result of a well-balanced water intake. To get that plumpness, a sip of the pink drink can restore water to dry skin. You can add a few drops of the rose water into your daily eight cups of water intake to get the full benefit.
3. Youthful touch
Rose water have anti-aging properties in them which can help with reducing your wrinkle lines, lighten any dark spots and tighten the pores. You can thank its antioxidants like vitamin C and E and flavanoids for that. The Egyptians were major beauty junkies, they not only bathe in milk for baby smooth skin but they were also rose water drinkers who consume it to get that youthful complexion.
4. Easy DIY drink
Honestly, all you need is just two ingredients – Fresh rose petals and hot water.
Step 1: Using fresh roses, pluck all the petals and rinse them to get rid of any residue. You can use fruit or vegetable wash if you want it extra clean.
Step 2: Place the petals in a glass jar and let the petals steep for around six hours for that mild gentle rose water perfect for drinking.
And that’s it, you can drink a glass of it every day and see results in a week’s time. If you want it a bit stronger continue reading…
Step 3: Fill a pot with rose petals and distilled water and let it simmer over a medium to low heat for 20 to 30 minutes. Until the petals are pale pink in colour.
Step 4: Strain the petals and pour the now pink to red water in a jar once it’s cooled.
You can refrigerate this and store it for up to one week.