Gulab Jal for Eyes: Benefits and How to Use It
If you have ever searched about skincare, you must have come across this magical ingredient- Rose Water. Rose water, or as well like to call it, Gulab Jal, is nothing but scented water that is made by boiling water with rose petals. Even though it sounds basic, the benefits of Gulab Jal are way too many to term it as basic.
Rose water is used in many skincare and cosmetic products. It is widely incorporated in all DIYs and even artificial products that are used for eye care. And not just for eye care in a beauty specific sense, but in a medical sense as well. Read on to know more about the benefits of rosewater for eyes and how to use rosewater for eyes.
Benefits of Gulab Jal (Rosewater) For the Eyes
Soothes Eye Irritation
People often wonder, “is rose water good for eyes?” And the answer is, yes. Gulab Jal works wonders for soothing eye irritation. Rose contains a number of natural terpenes, anthocyanins and flavonoids along with phenolic compounds which have anti-inflammatory properties.
This means that if you feel a little irritation in your eyes, one of the best natural solutions for the same is Gulab Jal. It leaves you feeling refreshed, and your eyes feel a lot less irritable.
Lightens Dark Circles
Who doesn’t go through the problem of dark circles due to stress, work or even with age? But the good part is, you can use rose water for dark circles as well. You can apply rose water on your tired and dull eyes that will help your eyes to brighten up again, thus making those dark circles less apparent.
However, if your dark circles are too dark, and do not seem to benefit a lot alone from Gulab Jal, it is recommended that you use it along with an under-eye cream. When used in conjunction with an effective under eye cream made for Indian skin type, rose water is known to work its charm to a farther extent.
May Help with Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis also called a pink eye, is basically infection or inflammation caused in the conjunctiva of the eye. This leads to making the eye look pinkish or reddish. It can be caused due to many allergies, bacteria or even viruses. Of course, the natural treatment for conjunctivitis lies in medications and relaxing.
But rose water comes effective in helping with the symptoms extremely since it has anti-inflammatory properties. The symptoms that Gulab Jal can help with are eye redness and itching, making faster recovery possible.
Yes, rose water can save you even for such everyday things that seem to have no cure at all. We all have been in a situation where a dust particle enters into our eyes, and no number of attempts with water seems to help. Well, Gulab Jal comes to your rescue here! All you need to do is to put a few drops of Gulab Jal in your eyes and rest.
However, it is recommended that you do not use store-bought rose water for this and stick to homemade rosewater only. This is because our eyes are a really sensitive part of our body, and we cannot afford to let any unknown component enter them.
May Help in preventing a Cataract
Cataract can be caused due to age or due to some other causes. But the issue is that it causes blurred vision, almost impairing you. And you may even need surgery to cure it. However, during the early stages of cataract, it is easy to slow the progression of this disease by taking self-care measures. These self-care measures can reduce eye blurriness and dryness. This is where rosewater comes into play. You can prevent and slow the progression of cataract using rosewater as it can help in preventing dryness in the eyes.
How to Use Rose Water for The Eyes?
For Lightening Hyperpigmented skin around the eye
Having seen so many benefits of Gulab Jal, it is time for you to know how to use the Gulab Jal for eyes. You can easily use it for lightening the hyperpigmentation under and around the eyes. For this, a home remedy works the best. All you need to do is to mix one teaspoon of sandalwood powder with some rose water and apply the paste around the eyes. Avoiding the paste getting in your eyes. You can leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off. This will work wonders for the hyperpigmentation.
For Dark Circles
Dark circles are one of the biggest problems in everyone’s life. And it takes so much time to reduce them. So, if you’re wondering how to use rose water to remove dark circles, let us tell it is extremely simple. You need to mix two tablespoons of cool milk and rose water each, dip two cotton pads in that mixture and then place the cotton pads on your eyes. You can leave them on your eyes for about twenty minutes. This will prove extremely beneficial for dark circles.
For Calming Tired or irritated eyes
After a long day of work, we’re barely left with any energy to do an elaborate face mask to make help with the irritated and tired eyes. If this is what happens to you too, then you must consider rose water for eyes. All you need to do is to dip two cotton pads in Gulab Jal and refrigerate them by putting them in a zip lock bag for about ten minutes. After this, you can put the cool cotton pads on your eyes for some time. This will have your eyes calm down.
For Preventing Dryness Around the Eyes
After having seen how to use rosewater for dark circles, you can be assured the rose water can help you with dryness around your eyes as well. To prevent dryness under and around the eyes, you can use Gulab Jal directly on the area around your eyes using cotton pads. You can even add a few drops of Gulab Jal to your eye cream to enhance the effect!
To ease redness and inflammation of the eye
If you ever feel redness or inflammation in the eyes, do not worry, Gulab Jal has got you covered here as well. To immediately reduce the redness and inflammation in your eyes, apply rose water to your eyes using cotton balls and let it dry for a few minutes. You can follow this by placing cucumber slices on your eyes for another ten minutes. You do not need to wash your eyes afterward.
Gulab Jal is a must-have at your home. It has many benefits from medical to cosmetic, and it is especially extremely useful for most things related to the eyes. Since eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body, it is suggested that you do not use Gulab Jal (or any other ingredient for that matter) directly in the eyes without consulting your doctor.
You can incorporate it in your regular skincare, though. After all, it is one of the best natural ingredients that are so versatile with their use and almost zero side effects.
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