A few weeks ago, I asked you guys for some skincare suggestions relating to my ongoing battle with blemish-prone skin and acne. Y’all had some ruddy great ideas and I’ve really enjoyed trying and testing them out as part of my skincare shake-up. Some have definitely worked better than others, some haven’t really worked at all, but without a doubt the one product addition that I think has made a really noticeable difference is rosewater.
Now I’ll be honest, rosewater toners aren’t something I had ever really considered previously. I’ve had the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (c/o £16.50) in my stash for a while now (and I actually took it with me on my New York trip earlier this year because it was the smallest spritz-y toner that I had available) but for some reason have never really reached for it on a regular basis. Until now that is.
Having read all of your rosewater raves, I decided to look into the product in a bit more detail and discovered that it has all kinds of beauty benefits that I was totally unaware of – late to the party as per. In addition to being a natural anti-inflammatory, which means it calms any skin irritation and soothes redness, it’s also incredibly rich in natural anti-oxidants which help your skin to regenerate and heal, which is ideal for anyone (me!) who suffers from those sore scarring spots which tend to linger long after they’ve first popped up.
Now I’m not going to claim that the use of rosewater has completely eradicated the blemish issue because, sadly, it hasn’t. But what it has helped to do is really calm any and all redness on my face – which if you remember from my bad skin day base routine is a pretty big issue for me – while helping to soothe any of those painful under-the-skin spots that I suffer with quite a bit.
And having motored my way through the Jurlique Rosewater Mist in record time – using it as my second step toner morning and night – I’ve already invested in a second rosewater alternative, the Lush Eau Roma Water (£7.50) which is an amazing blend of rosewater – to soothe redness and calm irritation – and lavender which helps to moisturise and nourish your skin at the same time. While the spritz on this bottle is a little wet – if you know what I mean?! – I absolutely love the product itself and feel like it’s really making a whole heap of difference *happy dance*.
So thanks, guys and gals. I couldn’t be more grateful for all your advice. Do feel free to keep it coming!