Get The English Rose Look: DIY Home Beauty Spa
Rose is a unique flower. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I love all flowers - but I have a soft spot for roses. Maybe it's the wide variety of wonderful hues roses come in, from crimson red to pure white. Perhaps it's their resilience, as they flower from spring to winter. Or is it the lush, thick, velvety petals and the rich, intoxicating fragrance? No wonder that the rose is the national flower of England, and that the Rose Garden is the centrepiece of many Royal Parks in London.
Roses symbolise love, passion, beauty and sensuality. Medicinally, roses are astringent, contain vitamins A, C and E and essential fatty acids.
Here are 3 easy ways to benefit from roses and get the English Rose look. When sourcing any ingredients for home remedies, ensure that they are grown without any herbicides - i.e., certified organic, if possible.
- Steam: Add a handful of rose petals to a bowl of steaming water, position your face above it and cover your head with a towel for 5 minutes to create a mini face spa. This will increase circulation and open up your pores.
- Scrub: Put a handful of dry rose petals and a handful of oatmeal in a blender and run on pulse for half a minute. Apply right after you've steamed your face, while your pores are still open and your skin is wet. Gently rub, avoiding the eye area. Rinse well with lukewarm water.
- Mask: Mix a handful or fresh rose petals and half an avocado in a blender until smooth. Eat the other half! ☺ Put some relaxing music on and lie down with a towel handy, as it may get messy. Spread evenly across your face, right after you've scrubbed it, as your skin is now deep-cleansed and ready to absorb all those delectable nutrients. Enjoy for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
Finish off with a splash of rose flower water and a moisturiser rich in rose and rosehip oils, like the MuLondon Organic Rose, Rosehip & Rosemary Moisturiser, which will give you a healthy glow and a rosy shimmer.
You'll be fresh as a rose in no time!