Healthy-Skin
Rose Water For Glowing Skin: Boil 32oz of water and remove from heat. Add the peel of one orange and 8tsp fresh, but crushed rose petals. Cover the pan and allow to steep until the water is lukewarm or cool. In a separate pan, heat 6tbsp milk, 2tbsp rose water and 2tsp honey. Remove from heat. Add 4tbsp flour, and whisk everything together to form a thick paste. Apply the mix to your face and neck, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash the mask off thoroughly with the remaining rose-orange water and pat dry.

If you’re someone who has oily skin, there’s a good chance you steer clear of any creamy moisturizers, especially in the hotter months. In fact, water-based solutions are perhaps your go-to, over oil-based or milk-based skincare products. But, there is indeed a fourth category that is best-suited to your skin type, which will moisturize your skin, but prevent the greasy build-up.

First, understand that oily skin or not, you need to moisturize. The natural oils emitted from one’s pores are definitely not moisturizing, or hydrating in any way. They are merely protective. Haven’t you noticed how, after using face-wash, you find your skin tight and a little dry, but after an hour or so, it is oily again? That’s because the skin produces twice as much oil to compensate for the loss.

To combat the problem, we recommend you switch to gel-based moisturizers, skincare products, and makeup and cosmetics. While water content dominates their formulations, they are usually packed with hyaluronic acid, which soothes, cools, and calms the skin. And, because gel-based solutions are quickly absorbed by the pores, you will notice an instant plumping effect, unlike oil-based and milk-based formulas that weigh you down.

Lastly, they are lightweight which makes them great for everyday use, and they trump water-based solutions as they last longer and needn’t be reapplied every four hours.

PS: For solutions to suit your specific skin type, head to our Skincare section.
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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.