3 Rosewater DIYs to Close Open Pores, Firm Up Skin

Sheetal Rawal, Founder, Apsara Skin Care

Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Home remedies by Sheetal Rawal

Rosewater has become one of the hottest trends as of late. The sight of rosewater alone makes it Instagram-worthy, and it has appeared on the ingredients list of countless beauty products, especially all-natural products that can firm up the skin. However, rosewater is no secret in Ayurveda. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda to tone the skin and help it look soft and hydrated. That’s because rosewater is brimming with nutrients that help you get glowing, youthful skin in no time.

If your pores are starting to look more noticeable or your skin is starting to sag, rosewater is a fantastic natural ingredient to use to minimize these skin issues. Continue reading to learn 3 homemade rosewater remedies that can close open pores and firm up your skin. We encourage you to try at least one of the remedies the moment you get a chance not only because rosewater is incredibly skin-friendly, but also because it is deeply aromatic. Using rosewater on your skin can be quite uplifting and leave you in a great mood all day.

1. Rosewater Is a Perfect Skin Toner That Minimizes Open Pores

Rosewater is made when rose petals are distilled into water. This natural ingredient has become an essential component of many skin care products, even Apsara’s very own facial toners. Even if you use rosewater by itself, it can still tone your skin like no other natural ingredient. Because rosewater has astringent properties, it helps close the appearance of open pores and tighten up your skin. Regardless of your skin type, rosewater can also eliminate any excess oiliness so your skin isn’t greasy and hydrate your skin cells sufficiently so it isn’t dry. And if that wasn’t enough, rosewater is an excellent skin balancer, preserving your skin’s natural pH so that your skin stays healthy and protected against pollutants and impurities. Just a quick spritz or dab of rosewater will do to get a softer, plumper, dewier, and more youthful complexion.


4 drops of castor oil

1 tbsp. of rice flour

Rosewater, as needed


Mix the castor oil and rice flour together. Add enough rosewater to the mixture until you get a thick paste.

Apply the mask and leave it on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash the mask off with warm water. Follow with your toner, serum, and lotion.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.


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2. Rosewater Can Firm Up Your Skin & Keep It Youthful

Rosewater is also an anti-aging natural ingredient, and it can be used to firm up your skin. In addition to its pore-tightening properties, rosewater is rich in antioxidants that help your skin combat free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that damage your skin cells; they may be responsible for your sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Antioxidants undo the damage done by free radicals so that your skin continues to look youthful and firm. Some important antioxidants found in rosewater include Vitamin A and C, both of which have been studied to slow the rate of aging and encourage collagen production.

Plus, rosewater is antibacterial; as rosewater hydrates your skin and keeps it looking youthful, rosewater cleanses your pores and minimize acne breakouts. As a result, using rosewater on your skin can leave it looking ageless as well as spotless.


⅛ tsp. of baking soda

1 tbsp. of fuller’s earth clay [Multani mitti]

Rosewater, as needed


Mix the baking soda and fuller’s earth together. Add enough rosewater to the mixture until you get a thick paste.

Apply and leave the mask on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash the mask off with warm water. Follow with a daily skin care routine based on your skin type. Click here to find out what your skin type is.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

3. Rosewater Can Calm Your Skin Down & Promote Relaxation

Even when your skin experiencing any form of stress, rosewater is there to calm your skin down. Rosewater is highly anti-inflammatory, and it can diminish any redness, irritation, and swelling. Some people have even found success with rosewater to soothe skin conditions like rosacea.

Using rosewater on your skin can feel uplifting, and that’s not a coincidence. Rosewater is capable of soothing you mentally, and many people attribute that to rosewater’s signature scent. (Would it surprise many of you that rosewater is commonly used in aromatherapy?) Stress wreaks havoc on your skin and it can worsen your complexion. Whether you use it in the middle of a hectic day or at the end of a long one, spritzing yourself with rosewater is a chance for you to center yourself, beautify your skin, and make it look more youthful.


½ tsp. of aloe gel or juice

1 tbsp. of oat flour

Rosewater, as needed


Mix the aloe and oat flour together. Add enough rosewater to the mixture until you get a thick paste.

Apply and leave the mask on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash it off with warm water. Then, use your toner, serum, and lotion.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

Here is another home remedy that contains rosewater. This easy DIY can diminish the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

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