By Seabuck Staff , published May 16, 2018
Sunshine and lounging at the beach are some of the pleasures of summer. Sunlight can offer a lot of vitamin D, a vitamin that many people are low in- so it’s important to get some sun. Unfortunately, if you get carried away and neglect your skin, there are consequences. Wearing sunscreen and protecting your skin is essential when you spend hours outside.
Too much exposure to ultraviolet sun rays over time causes destruction to skin cells. Sun damage can cause reduced elasticity, and the skin may start aging early. UV rays don't only damage the outer layer of your skin. The sun rays can pass through to deeper layers, where they can harm or kill skin cells.
Rose water may help relieve symptoms of sun damaged skin. It's anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness of irritated skin. Rose water can even get fight acne, dermatitis, and eczema.
Spritzing the water on your skin may also help reduce the burning sensation of the sun. It even has antibacterial properties aid in healing scars, cuts, and wounds. Powerful antioxidants can strengthen skin cells and help regenerate skin tissue. Best of all, rosewater contains vitamins A, C, E, and B.
Using sunscreens and exposing your skin to various elements can throw off its pH. Rose water has a pH of 5.5. Applying it to your skin helps bring your skin’s pH levels back to normal. The pH of rosewater also makes it a great toner.
Omega fatty acids, like those found in sea buckthorn oil, are essential for the health of the skin. Sea buckthorn seed oil is an amazing, lightweight oil that contains omegas 3, 6 & 9.
More than simple beauty support, omegas 3 & 6 play a crucial role in the health and function of skin cells. Omega 6 is great at supporting the skin’s barrier function- making it the perfect support for summer sun.
Plant-based omega 3 is an essential nutrient for skin because our bodies cannot make it on their own. Omega 3 &6 provide nourishment, anti-inflammatory support and functional health to the skin. Omega 3 has may lessen UV-induced photodamage (from the sun) when used topically.
Studies on Omega 3 & 9 to see their effect on wounded skin- and both were able to support the healing process.
Taking a sea buckthorn supplement daily is another great way to support your skin. This is especially important in summer or winter. Take an oral supplement along with topical sea buckthorn oil for best results.
Spending more time outside this summer means that you must give your skin some extra TLC. Sea buckthorn oil and rosewater create a cleansing, yet hydrating combination.
*While sea buckthorn and rose water are great for your skin- they cannot protect your skin like sunblock! Always use a sunscreen when spending time outdoors-no matter what your complexion is. Check out this guide from Skin Cancer Foundation to help find the perfect sunscreen.
Create your own rosewater spritz oil to give your skin the best of rosewater and sea buckthorn seed oil. Whether you're on the go or hanging out in the yard, this spritz will keep your skin cooled and refreshed. Let's get started.
Add the roses to your pot
Pour in just enough water to cover all of the roses or petals
Boil the roses for about 20 minutes or until they’ve lost most of their color
Using a strainer or sieve, filter the water from the flowers and pour it into your spray bottle
Next, add a few drops of sea buckthorn seed oil
Close the bottle and shake well between uses. You’ve just made your very own rosewater spritz!