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If there’s one skincare product that almost every woman can agree on, it’s rose water. A deceptively simple product, rose water is both hydrating and cleansing. Use it on your facial skin, your hair, or as a body spray – it works for practically everything, and it also happens to smell lovely.

Rose water has been around for centuries now. Cleopatra herself is rumored to have taken baths with goat’s milk, honey, and roses. Now that modern women have caught on to the magic of rose water, you can find it in everything from face masks to toners.

But you don’t have to buy an expensive product with rose water to reap the benefits. You can simply buy a bottle of plain rose water at your local health store, or make your own. One bottle goes a long way, and there are seemingly endless ways to use it!

Here are 7 ways that you can use rose water in your skin care routine.

Daily hydration.

It’s summer time, which might mean your skin is especially parched. When your face gets dry throughout the day, reach for rose water over a moisturizer. Rose water offers tons of hydration, and it absorbs quickly into the skin without any residue. It feels refreshing, too.

Remove makeup.

Who needs makeup wipes? Rose water combined with coconut oil makes for the ultimate makeup remover. Your skin will feel soft and smooth afterward.

Tone your facial skin.

Because rose water is antibacterial, it renews the skin without drying it out. After you wash your face, spray your skin with rose water, or pour some on a cotton pad and wipe it across your face.

Calm red spots.

Rose water is anti-inflammatory and it contains antioxidants, which makes it great for those who suffer from acne or rosacea. Goodbye, irritation.

Nourishing baths.

For a skin treat, add some rose water to your next bath. You’ll smell great, feel ultra-relaxed, and enjoy soft skin afterward. Cleopatra did it, so it must be divine.

Soothe razor burn.

Rose water is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It’s gentle, so instead of irritating your razor burn further, it will cool and soothe your skin.

Smell like roses.

Let’s not underestimate one of the main benefits of rose water – it makes you smell like roses! Spray your body with it or add it to your laundry, and enjoy the smell of roses all day.

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Traveling To Mexico? Here Are Six Authentic Mexican Dishes You Need to Try

Mexico is an exceptionally diverse country with a cuisine that reflects the many different cultures that call this Latin American nation home. Interestingly, though, many of Mexico’s most interesting dishes share common ingredients (including tortillas, beans, cheese and salsa) and cooking techniques (baking and frying). These six dishes go beyond typical tacos and quesadillas to showcase the many ways that Mexican cooks put a creative local spin on their food.

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are one of the most iconic Mexican breakfast dishes, and a must-try on your next trip to Mexico. The base of the dish is quartered corn tortillas that have been lightly fried and then simmered in spicy red or green salsa, or traditional mole sauce. Before serving, the soupy tortilla pieces are topped with a combination of thinly-sliced onions, crumbed queso fresco, sour cream and fresh cilantro.

Flautas

Sharing a name with the Spanish word for flute, flautas are rolled, crisp-fried corn tortillas with a distinctive cylindrical shape. Common fillings include beef, chicken, beans and cheese, and flautas are often served with salsa or guacamole heaped on top. Flautas are usually larger than their common counterpart, taquitos, but may also be listed as “tacos dorados” on the menu.

Molletes

Hailing from Mexico’s far north, molletes are basically just Mexican toast. To make molletes, a fresh, crusty bun is cut in half horizontally and slightly hollowed. The inside is filled with refried pinto beans, cheese and sliced hot peppers, and then the dish is broiled until the cheese melts. It’s also possible to find molletes dulces (“sweet molletes”) which are topped with butter and sugar instead of beans and cheese.

Sopes

Originally from the city of Culiacan in central Mexico, sopes are an indulgent appetizer or street food. About the diameter of a tennis ball, sopes start with a thick base of masa (corn dough) that gets pinched at the sides (to form the perfect scoop-like shape) and thoroughly fried. The base is then topped with refried beans, cheese, salsa, lettuce and onions. The most common meat topping is chicken, although you’ll find crispy fried grasshoppers are a popular topping as you head further south. Sopes are commonly served as a plate of three or five.

Tlayudas

Exclusive to Oaxaca and its surrounding region, tlayudas are one of the healthiest tortilla-based dishes in Mexico. Every authentic tlayuda starts with a large wheat tortilla, which is baked (not fried) until it is crispy. Then, a thin layer of refried beans are spread all over the tortilla; these act as an anchor for the rest of the toppings. Fresh lettuce, salsa and cilantro are common toppings, as are grilled vegetables and meats.

Totopos

Mexico has its own unique flatbread: totopos. To make totopos, masa is treated with a process called nixtamalization, which improves its flavor, nutrition and storability. The dough is then rolled into a circle ranging from three to thirty centimeters in diameter, sprinkled with salt and decorated with small holes before being baked in a clay oven. Baked totopos can be stored for weeks and are usually eaten like crackers.

One of the best things about Mexican food is the wide range of regional dishes that can be encountered throughout the nation. If you don’t see these dishes on the menu, feel free to ask your host or server to recommend something similar.


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