Substitutes of Rose water in face masks | Use these Instead for clear skin
At least one in your life time, you might have run out of rose water in your home. But never thought of using other substitutes of rose water ? Isn’t it? These Substitutes of rose water are actually far better than just using rose water. You will know how.. Read on..!
1. Cucumber water
Cucumber soothes and lightens the skin naturally. It is highly useful in treating the sun burns and sun rashes in summer.
How to Prepare Cucumber water at home:
Collect some fresh juicy cucumber. Wash them and grate half a cucumber and squeeze the water out of the grated cucumber using a strainer or wash cloth into a spray bottle. You can add few drops of essential oils like Tea Tree essential oil or peppermint essential oil for extra freshness and benefits. Store the bottle in fridge. You can use it for 2-3 days but not more than that.
Use the water to just spray it on your face after returning home from a hot day under sun or mix it in your face masks to form a paste and apply it on your face to calm your skin from rashes or sun burns if any.
2. Apple cider vinegar
The goodness in apple cider vinegar toner actually heals your skin from within. Raw apple cider vinegar is a by product of fermentation of apples. Apple is an amazing skin food. whether applying it externally on your face or taking it internally have profound benefits on your skin
How to Prepare ACV Toner at home:
I have actually written a separate in detail post on how to use the apple cider vinegar for skin in this post here- How to use Apple cider vinegar as a Toner
In this post I have also mentioned how acne and acne scars can also be cured using Apple cider vinegar in your daily skin care routine. You can also mix apple cider vinegar in face masks just like rose water. It cleans the pores and balances skin’s pH level. It gives clear skin that you always wanted.
3. Home made Hydro-sols
Hydrosols are Flower or herbal water that are steam distillate of the end product. Hydrosols are high in mineral content and highly beneficial to skin.
How to Prepare herbal Hydrosols at home:
Hydrosols can be prepared with either flowers like Calendula and lavender or medicinal herbs such as Tulsi (Basil) or Neem. Just take few fresh flowers of lavender and using the process of distillation, extract the Hydrosols into a bowl. This can be done by the following method
Take a Milk boiling pan and put some fresh herbal leaves or flowers for which you want the Hydrosol. Now add some distilled water into it.
> Now put a small empty cup in the middle of the same pan in which you have just added water and flowers. Make sure the bowl you keep is higher then the water level in the pan and is standing still.
> Close the lid of the pan upside down and put few ice cubes on top of the lid. This will allow the steam to get collected into the small bowl that you have kept in the pan.
> After 15 minutes, off the stove and let the hydro-sol in that small bowl cool at room temperature. You can now collect this water into a spray bottle and can be used in all the recipes just like rose water.
4. Lemon water
Lemon water is a natural skin lightening agent used especially to treat acne and acne marks for oily skin. It lightens the skin tone and makes it brighter and shiny. If you have extremely dry skin, it is better to skin using lemon water in your skin care routine as lemon may dry out your skin more.
How to make perfect Lemon water for skin care:
Take a fresh lemon and cut it into two equal halves. Now, squeeze half a lemon into a bowl and add one cup of fresh water into it. It is very important to dilute lemon before using it directly on your face. This will avoid skin sensitivity and dryness.
Store the solution in a spray bottle and keep in the fridge for not more than 2 days. It is always better to make fresh lemon water just before you want to use it. That way you can maximize the benefits that you get to your skin and avoid contamination.
Buttermilk is a natural skin exfoliate. The lactic acid in the curd will remove the dead skin cells from your face and gives you softer, smooth skin in just one use.
How to make the Best Buttermilk for your skin:
Take one cup of fresh creamy curd and mix two cups of water in to it. Whisk it well until there are no lumps. Use the mixture in you face mask or as a toner after you wash you face.
6. Aloe water
Aloe Vera is one stop solution for all your skin problems. Acne and pimples are no exception. In fact Aloe Vera is known to be the best remedy to treat acne naturally. One applying directly regularly on your skin, it decreases the acne and also fades away the ugly scars and blemishes that the acne has left behind.
How to make Aloe Vera water at home:
To prepare Aloe Vera water, Take few pieces of fresh Aloe Vera leaf and extract the gel out of it. Blend the gel and few spoons of water very well until there are no hard lumps. Now, collect the water into a bottle and use it in face masks or as a toner. Aloe Vera water should be used within a day, otherwise there is high chance of getting your Aloe Vera contaminated.
7. Green Tea
Green tea has an excellent skin exfoliating properties which can effectively remove the dead skin cells and even blackheads. It has many anti oxidant anti bacterial properties that fights with the problem causing acne bacteria on face. A perfect green toner is a must to include in your skin care weekly routine. Here’s how you can prepare one..
Steep one Organic Green Tea bag in a cup of hot water. Let the bag soak in hot water for at latest 10 minutes. Next, Cool the water at room temperature and store it in a spray bottle. use it within 2 days. You can use it as a face toner, or mix it in your face masks.
Hope you have learnt something new today. Care for your skin the right way, because it reflects what you give to it. 🙂
What you generally mix in your face masks if you run out of rose water that day? Comment them, and let’s see who is more creative here.. 😉
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