Jul 23, 2016

Treat Your Skin to Summertime Freshness with the Natural Delicacy of a Rose

Roses have been esteemed in popular opinion as a sign of love since forever. Shakespeare immortalized this popular sentiment in the very famous tower monologue in Romeo and Juliet, and supermarkets keep the love torch burning every February 14th, when roses overwhelm our senses. More recently, however, roses have migrated out of the realm of love and made headway into the beauty scene for more than just their marketing ability to extoll self-love. It turns out that products with rose extracts are naturally great for a variety of skin problems.

So, why don’t you give your skin a little love and add some roses to your beauty routine?

Skin Benefits

When using natural products, it is hard to get more basic or classic than using rose.
Roses run the gamut of skin benefits, and there is a long tradition of these flowers being used for everything on every type of skin. Among their benefits, roses have gentle anti-bacterial properties that help relieve redness and inflammation from the skin of even those who suffer from the most chronic acne.

At the same time, rose oil won’t dry out your skin, so if you tend to have dry skin, roses are also a good option for you. Furthermore, rose oil has been known to help soften signs of aging as well as be a quick eraser for those dark under-eye circles you get after a late night.

The menu of benefits that roses can offer to your beauty routine is unparalleled. Each flower is brimming with antioxidants and vitamins, so it is no wonder that it can soothe and cool sensitive skin, balance and unclog oily skin, or rejuvenate and even-out mature skin.

Rosehips specifically have a high concentration of vitamin C and essential fatty acids, both of which are critical to good skin health. Oil made from certain rose hips can contain up to seven percent of vitamin C. This makes roses the richest known source of vitamin C on the planet! (An orange contains only a meager .05 percent of vitamin C.)

However, most rose oil is made from more economical rose strains that have lower concentrations of vitamin C, but are rich in essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are responsible for strengthening your skin’s cellular membranes and regenerating even the most fragile skin tissue.

Simultaneously, deep hydration is the main benefit of rose-based skin products. The natural sugars that are packed into rose petals soothe and soften skin without over-infusing your pores with oil. Natural rose oil helps trap moisture deep into your skin, thereby smoothing its appearance and filling it out with an inner glow.

Using rose oil in your beauty routine can go beyond just simple moisture and maintenance. Beauty does, after all, stem from caring for your whole body inside and out. If your goal is to be healthy and beautiful through and through, rose oil can do just that:

It can fight off wrinkles and other signs of aging really well, since its essential fatty acids contract and uplift sagging skin.

It has antibacterial properties that can both cure infections and effectively treat acne.

It has a cooling effect that soothes sunburned and highly sensitive skin. It can also heal skin scars and blemishes. Regular application of this oil can even help restore uneven skin to its original color tone.

It can be used directly on open wounds and cuts. Used liberally, it will stop bleeding, and its antiseptic qualities will ward off infections.

If applied to stretch marks or scars, it can drastically reduce the lividity of their appearance.

It can be safely applied to many skin disorders since it is known to reduce skin inflammation and irritation with its antibacterial properties.

It is safe to consume rose oil, and it helps remove toxins from the blood.

 It helps maintain your body’s hormonal balance, which is a key factor in keeping your skin fresh and dewy.

It is extremely popular in aromatherapy, as well, where it works as an antidepressant for everything from work related stress to post-partum depression. When used in massage, rose oil is known to improve blood circulation, which heals and rejuvenates the skin.

Yes, Rose Oil is expensive

Of course, there is a catch, and you probably guessed it: rose oil is not cheap. This is because it takes about 60,000 roses to distil a single ounce of oil. This means there are about 60 roses in every drop you use.

However, never fear! Rose oil is rarely, if ever, used in a pure form. Although you can buy pure essential oil, several drops of rose oil are sufficient to infuse a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil. In its purest form, however, rose extract comes as “otto oil.”

If you choose to use undiluted oil, you can add the desired quantity to your own carrier oil or skin products, and learn how it can enhance the benefits already delivered in your skincare routine.

So, going back to Shakespeare (who usually says it best), “Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” The answer is NO. A rose is a rose and, therefore, must have its natural essences intact while they delicately care for your skin. Don’t shy away from the real-deal product just because of the price. You only need a couple of drops to deliver the historically revered benefits.

However, when selecting your rose products, do so carefully. Read the ingredients and make sure that true rose essential oil is being used, and not a synthetically engineered substitute. You want all of the natural benefits that roses contain, and only the natural product will actually deliver all the benefits to your skin.

As Antoine de Saint-Exupery said in The Little Prince, "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." If rose oil was good enough for royalty across the ages to spend time distilling and perfecting it as a beauty product, then it may be worth trying in your beauty arsenal.

With a simple mission of bringing customers quality products that are derived from all natural, pure ingredients while serving the community that provides those organic ingredients, Organca truly cares about its impact, as well as yours, on the world around us.

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