A Bed of Rose

 On Rose Day we take a look at the many ways in which roses benefit the skin and senses.

A staple symbol of romance and love, the beautiful rose has become synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Roses since ages have been entwined with beauty, love and romance and have been widely valued for their versatility and the numerous benefits they have for the skin. The flower was highly regarded by royalty and the legendary ‘Cleopatra’ too soaked herself in a bath full of roses. While you might be using this beautiful, sensual flower to woo your lover, learn how to woo your skin and senses with them. Read on to find out numerous ways to include the rose into your beauty and self-care regime.

  • As aromatherapy: Roses have a calming, soothing, light and delicious fragrance. A few drops of rose essential oil can be added to a diffuser for an uplifting ambience. You will feel energized and refreshed in the morning. For a restful night’s sleep simply mix it with a few drops of lavender oil and apply it to your pillow cover. It can also be added to your bath water for a relaxing bath.
  • As facemask: Instead of disposing those wilting rose petals, use them for a diy facemask. Take a handful of rose petals and place them in the sun so you can crush them into powder. Add coconut milk and a few drops of olive oil to the powdered petals. Apply the mix to your skin for 30-40 mins. Rinse for glowing skin.
  • As body moisturiser: Roses work as a great moisturiser and hence using rose oils and creams for your body works as a great skin rejuvenator and hydrator. Regularly applying rose oil or cream provides dry, lacklustre skin with a boost of circulation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles gives it a youthful glow.
  • As lip care: Your lips next best friend, roses work excellently well for lips. A beautiful smile is not just about a pearly white set of teeth but also about plump, pink, soft lips. The high level of vitamin-c and proteins found in roses help to deeply nourish, hydrate and moisturise skin. It’s just what dry and chapped lips need. Blend a few rose petals with honey and glycerine to make a lip balm of your own, on your own. Apply for perfectly smooth and soft kiss-worthy lips.

It’s time to bloom just like a rose!

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