by Alexandra Samuel
Bill DiodatoHappy Valentines Day!! Whether you feel like celebrating or not, there are roses everywhere. And, while the stems aren't my all-time favorite flower, I secretly cross my fingers that I'll get a few because they are so ridiculously good for your skin. (Confession: If I don't get a dozen, I totally buy them during the post-Valentines sales.)
Roses are not only super soothing and super nourishing, but they've got built-in-toners to get you glowing. I mean, throwing them out when they start to wilt is like tossing out a gift certificate for a facial. Here's my secret to making the most of your bouquet:
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Drop a bouquet of rose petals into a big bowl, top with almost-boiling water, lean over the bowl and (carefully!) tent your head with a towel for as long as you can stand it, but no more than ten minutes or so.
Then, if I'm feeling extra decadent (because #TreatYoSelf, right?), I take those the water-soaked buds and make a