Ah, summer. Summers mean a lot of things including phenomenally warm weather, bonfires and longer days, but for a lot of us girls, it also means horribly dry or oily skin. You know what I mean, either your makeup is sliding off from the humidity or flaking into bits due to the dry heat. High-end primers have always been heralded as holy grails to prevent makeup disasters, but there's an easier, organic and more refreshing way to keep your makeup on and your skin happy.
The answer? Rose water. Rose water is a byproduct of steam distillation, the process used to isolate the plant's essential oils. Makeup artists have long been using misters and water spritzers to set makeup and create dewy skin, but rose water packs a two-punch by hydrating your skin while delivering powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe your irritated skin, making it a great post-chemical peel or facial care follow-up. The natural oils lock in moisture in the skin, thus serving as a great alternative to heavy creams and lotions for sticky summer days and nights.
And of course, nothing beats the pleasant aroma of rose water. Feel free to spritz away, your skin will love you for it.