Rose Water VS Witch Hazel
ROSE WATER VS WITCH HAZEL
I love me a good toner! I think my face would rip apart and turn to sand dust after a shower without it. My toners are simple- Rose Water VS Witch Hazel – those are always my 2 choices. They both moisturize and restore pH levels instantly (meaning your face no longer feels like a dried-up, stretched scrunchy…)
But what’s the difference between these two plant extracts (rose water VS witch hazel?)
Considering I have dry skin in the winter and oily skin in the summer- what the heck should I be using for what and when?
WITCH HAZEL = FOR OILY/ACNE PRONE SKIN
Witch hazel is an astringent. Astringents in a nutshell, suck toxins and dirt from your pores… So if you’re prone to dry skin, witch hazel might not be for you. On the flip side, if your skin is oily, this is the toner to reach for!
Splashing this spray on the daily is a winner for acne sufferers (helps soothe stubborn pimples and loosens blackheads…) Witch hazel shrinks pores, gets rid of redness, and removes dirt/oil from your pretty mug.
If you get a nasty sun burn, witch hazel mixed with aloe vera will be your best friend- when applied it instantly cools (you’ll be wanting lots of that)! It helps keep your skin from turning into a red lobster, shrinks healing time and puts a stop to itchy, gnarly peeling.
Witch hazel clearly is the toner for those with thick, oily or acne prone skin…
ROSE WATER = FOR DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN
Rose water can magically cleanse skin somehow without drying it out. Consider it a toned-down version of witch hazel… So for peeps who suffer from combination, dry, fussy skin- rose water is your buddy. It’s pure and natural- enough so you can drink the stuff (people have been cooking with rose water for centuries)
Rose water settles skin, rids dryness and can be sprayed all over your birthday suit.
Known to kick butt when it comes to wrinkles, rose water also tightens pores, tones, and calms skin. This liquid flower power is safe on cuts, dermatitis and eczema.
Rose water inserted into your skin care routine can literally replace loads of other products- becoming your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer!
You’ll also come out smelling like a rose- where as witch hazel doesn’t really have a scent. Add rose water to your bath, facial masks, and after shower routine your skin will soon be showing you some thanks for it!
THE VERDICT IS…
Witch hazel is the champ for oily skin sufferers, while rose water is the winner for dry, sensitive skin. Both instantly restore pH levels and are great for treating sun burns and stubborn skin issues. When applied they soak-in instantly, lock-in moisture and leave your skin feeling clean, plump and fresh.
From stories of Cleopatra soaking in rose baths to witch hazel being used by Native Americans to treat skin ailments centuries ago, they both do your body good. They’re pure, organic, and sincerely there’s nothing better than splashing these natural sources on your skin. I hope I’ve made some sense of the confusion that is- rose water VS witch hazel!