Rosewater and glycerin are used topically to prevent and treat dry, scaly, rough or itchy skin as well as minor skin irritations such as radiation therapy skin burns or diaper rash. It is an emollient that is used to moisturize and soften the skin by forming an oily layer on the surface of the skin that traps water in.
Some rosewater and glyericin topical products must be shaken before being used. The product should be applied to the skin as needed, as directed on the label or as directed by one's doctor. Sensitive areas should be avoided, such as the eyes, inside the nose and mouth and the groin area. The product should be applied after showering or bathing while the skin is still damp. Rosewater and glycerin topical products usually have no side effects, but a doctor should be consulted if one experiences burning, redness, stinging or irritation. A doctor should be told immediately if serious side effects, such as unusual changes in the skin, signs of skin infection or an allergic reaction occur. Some ingredients in the topical solution may make one more sensitive to the sun, so precautions should be taken. Rosewater and glycerin topical products may be harmful if swallowed.