Rose Water For Dark Circles

Rose Water For Dark CirclesAs we age, the skin beneath our eyes becomes thin, allowing the blue veins beneath it to show through as dark, shadowy circles. Lack of sleep, stress, liver malfunction, illness, poor diet, and prolonged crying also contribute to under-eye circles.

But don’t worry, you don’t need expensive creams to get rid of them. There are natural, affordable, effective home remedies that help to reduce the appearance of dark circles once and for all. Ready to find out how it works and how to use it? Let’s get started!

How Rosewater Lightens Dark Under-eye Circles?

  • Rosewater soothes stressed under-eye skin.
  • It hydrates skin.
  • It restores the skin’s pH balance to reduce excessive pigmentation.
  • The anti-oxidants in rosewater strengthen and regenerate skin cells.
  • Rosewater is anti-inflammatory. It reduces swelling and redness.
  • Rosewater is antibacterial, so it detoxifies skin to keep it clear and bright.
  • As an astringent, rosewater tightens and refreshes skin.
  • Rosewater contains many vitamins and minerals, including A and C, which strengthen the immune system and keep skin healthy.
  • Rose water penetrate deep into the skin, opens the blocked pores and clears the dead cells.

How to Use Rosewater to Reduce the Appearance of Dark Circles

Rosewater can be used alone and in combination with other natural ingredients that keep skin healthy, smooth, and bright. Try all the methods below until you find the one that works best for you.

1. Plain Rosewater

  • Wash your face and hands.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply rosewater to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

2. Rosewater and Milk

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of rosewater with ½ teaspoon of cool milk.
  • Use cotton ball to apply to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

3. Rosewater and Almond Oil

Almond oil contains lots of vitamin K, which improves blood flow and restores the skin’s moisture balance.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of rosewater and almond oil.
  • Soak 2 cotton balls in the mixture and place them over closed eyes.
  • Leave on at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove cotton balls, rinse with cool water, and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

4. Rosewater and Almond Paste

  • Soak almonds in water overnight.
  • Puree almonds in blender.
  • Mix almond puree with 1 teaspoon rosewater.
  • Use cotton ball to apply paste to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on at least 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

5. Rosewater and Cucumber

  • Peel and dice a cucumber.
  • Puree cucumber chunks in blender.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of rosewater and cucumber puree.
  • Apply to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.
  • Or apply rose water on the dark circles and allow it dry.
  • Peel and slice cucumber and place on dark circles.
  • Leave on for few minutes and wash with water.

6. Rosewater and Glycerin

  • Crush fresh rose petals to make a paste.
  • Mix rose paste with ¼ teaspoon of water and ¼ teaspoon of glycerin.
  • Apply mixture to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.
  • For added benefit, include ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice.

7. Rosewater Ice Cubes

  • Fill ice tray with rosewater and freeze.
  • Use ice cubes to gently massage under-eye skin for few minute.
  • Or wrap them in a clean cloth and place on dark circles.
  • Repeat twice a day.

8. Rosewater with Sandalwood Powder

  • Mix ½ tablespoon of sandalwood powder with enough rosewater to make a paste.
  • Use fingertips to apply to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.
  • Note: You can use multani mitti (or fuller’s earth) instead of sandalwood powder.

9. Rose Petals and Mustard Seeds

  • Crush mustard seeds into powder.
  • Crush rose petals to make a paste.
  • Mix powder with paste.
  • Add water if necessary.
  • Use fingertips to apply to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat 3 times a week.

10. Rosewater and Aloe Vera

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of rosewater and 1 teaspoon of organic aloe vera gel.
  • Use cotton ball to apply mixture to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes or overnight.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Repeat twice a day for a week.

11. Rosewater and Lemon Juice

Lemon juice bleaches and detoxifies skin.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon rosewater with ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
  • Use cotton ball to apply mixture to clean under-eye skin.
  • Leave on 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water an pat dry.
  • Repeat daily.

12. How to Make Rosewater

  • Soak fresh rose petals in warm water until water turns pink.
  • Pour water and petals into blender and puree.
  • Strain through cheesecloth.
  • Store rosewater in lidded container in refrigerator.

Tips and Precautions:

For best results, follow the advice below when using rosewater to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles.

  • Use pink rosewater rather than clear rosewater.
  • For quicker results, use these methods twice a day.
  • Never sleep with eye makeup on.
  • If you work with a computer, close your eyes for 30 seconds every half hour.
  • Try not to rub your eyes.
  • Rosewater can be found at most health stores and organic grocery stores.
  • Rinsing is an extra step. For better results, leave rosewater on.
  • Drink water, organic fruit and vegetable juices, and herbal teas to stay hydrated.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Reduce stress through yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, and excess sugar.
  • If your dark circles do no begin to fade after 2 weeks, consult your doctor as they may indicate a more serious underlying health problem.

Have you tried using rosewater to reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles? Which methods worked best for you? Share your experience with us!

21 comments
    1. Yes, rose water has many properties (mentioned in the article) which will help to deal with the problem.

    1. Store brought rose water are not effective. For example just check the ingredients list of Dabur rose water, you will see a list of chemicals and added fragrances. Making rose water at home is very easy. So try to make it at home and use it for effective results.

    1. Separate the rose petals from the stem. Wash the rose petals with lukewarm water to remove any residue. Add washed rose petals into a pot and add enough distilled water to cover (don’t add more water as it can dilute the rosewater). Over medium to low heat bring the mixture to boil, simmer and cover. After simmering for 20 – 30 minutes, strain the water and let the water cool down. Pour the solution into a. airtight container or spray bottle.

  1. do we have to apply rose water under eyes or We have to place cotton balls under eyes for 15-20min?

  2. What if we use Vitamin E capsules mixed with Rose Water and apply the mixture overnight.. Will it work to reduce dark circles or not???

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