Healthy, happy and hydrated skin starts with water, but you don’t just have to drink it to see the benefits. The therapeutic use of water from thermal springs or external spas to treat different skin conditions dates back to ancient times. These waters offer a slew of natural health and skin benefits, including the treatment of sensitive or inflamed skin in addition to comforting joint pain, arthritis and alleviating burns.
Did you know that pure Himalayan Spring Water, collected straight from the foothills of the Himalayas, provides the highest concentration of macro minerals? The waters journey takes 20 years through the Himalayan stones and soil allowing it to absorb these extremely rich minerals, making this water unique throughout the world.
With a PH of 7.8, it is alkaline. Alkaline water is an abundant source of antioxidants which help to neutralise free radicals and slow down the ageing process of the skin by removing toxins from the cells. It supports cells and tissues allowing them to regenerate and repair themselves, creating a stronger cell structure.
Himalayan Spring Water contains a high concentration of calcium, magnesium and potassium, well known for their cleansing, soothing, hydrating, protective and anti-ageing benefits for the skin.
Calcium helps cell turnover rate, regulating how fast the epidermis generates new skin cells to replace old ones and how quickly it sheds old skin cells. Calcium also regulates the content of skin cell lipids, providing a barrier to external elements.
Magnesium is an activator of numerous enzymes, especially those that regulate DNA replication and repair. It also acts as an antioxidant to help the skin to fight against free radicals. Magnesium rich water acts as a barrier to protect dry skin.
Potassium helps to maintain a healthy outer skin barrier and regulates water balance. Contributing to cellular membranes permeability, potassium helps in the regeneration and growth of skin cells.
So, while many of us may never be lucky enough to bathe in these waters at the Himalayas – and let’s face it, it would probably be pretty chilly! – you can get the waters benefits directly into your skin. Bring the power of pure Himalayan Spring Water into your beauty regime with Herbal Essentials.