This will be the first of my Thrifty Thursdays series, where I will be sharing my DIY hacks and skincare tips that you can do on a budget. If you have any skincare issues then comment below and I can include my suggestions in my next blog.
I cannot rave enough about rose water! With rose water always being staple in my household I can vouch for this product. It is easy to get and can be used for many things. From anti- ageing to creating an eye soak, rose water is an affordable multi-wonder.
Here are my top five ways that I use rose water:
- As a refreshing Face Mask: Add 4 tbsp of rose water to half a cup of Greek/natural set yogurt. Apply to the face (including the lips, but avoiding the eyes) and let sit for at least 15 minutes. This is great to do before having an evening shower. After letting the mask sit, wash with lukewarm water and then a splash of cold water. Follow with your favourite moisturizer.
- As a Setting Spray: As inspired by Huda Beauty, simply mix 1 part rose water to 2 part mineral water in a spray bottle and spray a thin layer over your made up face.
- As a an Eye Soak: Rose water is fantastic for soothing the eyes and help to alleviate puffiness. Pop some rose water onto cotton pads and place them on the eye. This works best by chilling the rose water before popping them onto the cotton pads.
- As an Eye Mask: By combing the benefits of rose water and potato, you can use this mask to help mask the appearance of dark under eyes and puffiness. Start by grating a potato in a bowl and add 1 tbsp of rose water. Then make small patties in your hands and squeeze out any excess water, then place the patties on your eyes. You can re use this mixture by keeping in the fridge in a box. it lasts for about a week in the fridge.
- As a Primer: Just as the rose water and water mix can be used as a setting spray it can also be used as a toner to help your skin glow. Use after cleansing and leave to dry before you put on your moisturizer.
You can grab a bottle of rose water cheaply from world food stores or your local supermarket. I use the KTC brand of rose water, but you can grab whatever bottle you like.