The first time I heard about thermal water was from my friend. The girl loves traveling and thus, she’s crazy about multipurpose and all-natural cosmetics that you can always have at hand. As is turns out, thermal water is one of those cosmetics. I didn’t take long for me to fall head over heels with this product too. <3
Thermal water – the no 1 hit of the past few months
Without a doubt, I am going back to the roots. Nowadays, people are more likely to replace the achievements of advanced cosmetology with natural and long-known recipes. We want to believe that the all-natural stuff will work wonders on our skin. One of such things is thermal water which is one of the most popular and wanted products. As a matter of fact, we have discovered the previously unknown properties of something that we have always had at hand.
What exactly is thermal water?
The definition is quite simple. Thermal waters are groundwater, which temperature exceeds the average annual temperature in the place from which they are obtained. However, it is not only about heat, because after the extraction, it cools down anyway. The main point is that the thermal water is crystal clear and contains a high content of valuable minerals. What are they? It depends on where it’s been tapped. Each type of thermal water has a different composition and varied content of bioelements. So let’s take a closer look at this topic to choose the right one that will be useful in dealing with our skin problems.
Types of thermal water
All kinds of thermal water have one thing in common – they have a pH level that is neutral to our skin which means that it does not disturb its natural acid-base balance. There are many types of thermal waters, and the two main ones are hypotonic and isotonic waters. How do they differ from each other?
- Hypotonic water – the skin should be dried after the use because during evaporation they can “draw” moisture from our epidermis, giving the opposite effect from the intended one.
- Isotonic water – they do not require drying, because they absorb into the skin and improve its condition from within, so (in my opinion) they are a better solution in care.
How to choose thermal water?
Probably the main difference between thermal waters is the diversity in their composition. They have varied content of bioelements – not only can they contain other minerals, but also appear in a smaller or larger concentration. And now, especially for you, I will trace what minerals are contained in thermal waters. This should help you determine which one to buy because you will have a clear view of what will suit the needs of your skin best.
Remember! The fact that one element dominates in a given thermal water does not mean that it is the only one in it. Each type of thermal water comprises a wide range of elements, each of which provides particular properties.
- Thermal water with calcium – has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties, it supports the treatment of allergies and skin rashes, as well as relieves irritation.
- Thermal water with magnesium – can replace the toner, it reduces the susceptibility to inflammation, slows down the aging process and strengthens the skin.
- Thermal water with selenium – takes care of the proper condition of the skin, neutralizes harmful substances, eg free radicals, relaxes, removes discoloration and protects against adverse effects of sun radiation.
- Thermal water with copper – regulates the secretion of sebum, makes the skin more elastic, and also reduces inflammation and delivers oxygen to the skin.
- Thermal water with zinc – useful for people with psoriasis or acne, it accelerates wound healing, regulates sebaceous glands, improves skin color.
- Thermal water with silicon – can be used to take care of sunburnt skin, it has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-acne properties.
- Thermal water with sodium – improves skin tone making it firmer and also prevents dehydration of the skin and the formation of first fine fines.
It should not be a surprise to you that our skin likes diversity. This means that we should focus on products that have the most valuable minerals, not on thermal waters with a particularly high content of one component. The more minerals in a smaller and even amounts, the more benefits for our skin.
The choice of thermal water is actually a matter of personal choice. I have a combination complexion with a tendency to acne, so I always look for waters with sulfur. However, people with atopic dermatitis or dilated capillaries will have completely different needs. Simply: test different options before you decide on one:)