The Beauty in Water

Water; the ultimate beauty ingredient. Drinking a lot of water is often cited as a celebrity’s number one beauty and wellness tip, and these days a stylish reusable patterned water bottle is just as much a must-have accessory as a practical key to hydration on the go.

But although drinking lots of water is important, there is a lot to be gained from using it on your skin. The RIGHT water, that is. The therapeutic use of water sourced from thermal springs or external spas to treat different skin conditions back to ancient times. The litany of health and skin benefits offered includes the treatment of sensitive or inflamed skin, soothing joint pain, easing the symptoms of 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? Our prized water’s journey takes it through the Himalayan peaks, filtering down through the mineral-rich stones and soil over the course of 20 years. And it just so happens that the minerals it absorbs – calcium, magnesium and potassium – are the moisture-boosting, antioxidant-fighting, epidermis-protecting trio that will work to keep your skin healthy.

Calcium helps cell turnover rate, regulating how fast the epidermis generates new skin cells. Magnesium activates numerous enzymes and acts as an antioxidant, as well as acting as a barrier to protect dry skin. Potassium, meanwhile, help maintain a healthy outer skin barrier and regulates water balance.

Interesting fact number two about our Himalayan Spring Water – it is alkaline. With a PH level of 7.8, to be exact. Why is this important?  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 also supports cells and tissues, allowing them to regenerate and repair themselves.

So instead of travelling to the Himalayas to immerse yourself in beauty-boosting spring water, treat your skin to the Herbal Essentials skincare collection.

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