Thermal water, as the name suggests, comes in cosmetic jars from hot springs. They strike from the very depths of the earth, where they heat up and come out to the surface of the earth - mineralized and enriched with many useful trace elements: for example, calcium, magnesium, silicon, biocarbonates. We can say that thermal water is a substance that has taken the best from the wealth of the earth. How to transfer it into your skin and not lose a drop of precious benefit, says Ekaterina Turubara, medical expert of the VICHY brand.
What's so special about her
Thermal water differs from other facial sprays primarily in its composition. Thermal water bottle contains thermal water and nothing else: no flavorings, no preservatives. First of all, it should be said that water of exclusively natural origin, which is formed in the bowels of the earth, can be called thermal. A liquid obtained in any other way (enriched with minerals in the laboratory, saturated with useful extracts of exotic plants and created by other alchemy) can have any name - except thermal.
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Thermal water is itself an active component, which works depending on the composition, and the product based on it "inherits" the properties of the liquid. Due to minerals, calcium and silicon, thermal water also soothes the skin. Calcium perfectly eliminates redness, reducing the permeability of blood vessels (see also: "What to eat for the health of blood vessels"), because it is not for nothing that its solution is injected with a strong allergic reaction. Silicon enhances the barrier properties of the skin, preventing the penetration of foreign substances through the epidermis. Potassium and sodium keep the skin hydrated, keeping it hydrated.
Some thermal waters have antioxidant properties (due to the content of manganese and selenium), calcium and silicon ones - strengthen thin skin, and rich in zinc and sulfur are effective for acne. Medium and highly mineralized thermal waters heal the skin and are used for burns and other injuries.
A rare feature characteristic only for “selected” waters is the buffering effect, namely the ability to restore skin PH, which changes under the influence of negative external factors. Other ingredients in cosmetics lack this property, so moisturizing gels and creams based on thermal water are indispensable in the polluted atmosphere of a big city. They are ideal for use after peels, chlorinated pool water and other chemical influences.
How to get the most out of it
Thermal water brings maximum benefits if applied to cleansed skin (read also: "Juice cleansing: the main mistakes and how to fix them"): after tonic before applying the cream. Then the minerals penetrate as fully and deeply as possible. Thermal water should be sprayed onto the face from a distance of 20-30 centimeters. If desired, the drops can be blotted with a soft cloth, after a minute - another after application (but not immediately - the minerals need to be given time to act.
It is also useful to spray thermal water on the face during the day right on top of the makeup: yes, some of the minerals will inevitably "get stuck" on the foundation, but some will support the skin's defenses in the not-so-useful office atmosphere. You can repeat the procedure as often as you want. You can also sprinkle fluffy hair or skin burnt in the sun with thermal water: in the first case, it will relieve electrostatic stress, in the second, it will at least minimally soothe inflamed tissues.
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