Lipgloss Break: Do Your Body Good - Drink Water!
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Do Your Body Good - Drink Water!

Approximately three days without water is a serious threat to one’s survival, and when it comes to everyday wellness, doctors and beauty experts alike recommend water consumption to cleanse impurities in our bodies and hydrate the inner layers of our skin. Comprising 70% of the earth’s surface, water may be the most important resource in the world.

But in the world of therapy and beauty, not all water is created equal. For example, depending on the quality and content of the spring, certain water can be therapeutic in treating dermatological diseases. Hippocrates bathed in thermal spring baths for the spring’s therapeutic qualities, and similarly, many of today’s spas use thermal water for its soothing properties. Be it spring, mineral, or thermal water, these special types of H2O are getting lots of attention for their skin soothing qualities.

Spring water/rock water originates from subterranean water reservoirs and has (in contrast to thermal water) no specific minimum content of minerals. In comparison to mineral water, spring water contains mostly dissolved sulfates and carbonates, calcium and other alkali and alkaline earth metals. To be sold or used in public water supply, it must satisfy the state criteria for drinking water.

Mineral water is a specific type of spring water, which contains minerals naturally filtered from a source that is geologically and physically protected by underground layers of rock. Minerals include carbonates, chlorides, phosphates, sulfates of calcium, iron, lithium, magnesium, potassium and sodium to name a few. Some spa therapy encourages bathing in and drinking mineral waters as a cure for a variety of diseases, as mineral water contains trace elements that are believed to have therapeutic value. The U.S. FDA classifies mineral water as water containing at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids (TDS). Authorized natural mineral water must hold a minimum content of 1000 mg of minerals and trace elements per liter.

Thermal spring water also originates from subterranean layers and is protected from impurity, but differs from mineral water in that it flows from hot springs of least 68°F in temperature. Pure and aseptic, it is used or bottled directly at the spring location, offering therapeutic value. While thermal spas are abundant in Europe, there are a few in the Unites States which utilize thermal water from specific American hot springs such asWarm Springs, GA, Hot Springs, AR, Calistoga, CA, and Thermopolis, WY. Aside from its temperature, thermal spring water differs from common spring water in its mineral content, including minerals like natrium, iron, fluoride, magnesium and calcium.

The many purposes of thermal water sprays
Thermal water sprays soothe skin irritations such as sun burns, improve the skin’s resistance to microorganisms, and help moisturize the epidermis. A bacteria-free thermal water spray calms, soothes and softens the skin’s natural balance with its anti-inflammatory agents. Other types of water sprays serve to calm the skin, refreshing and cooling it, especially during the summer.

Daily uses for water spray:
• Refresh make-up
• Rejuvenate tired legs (spray over tights, as well)
• Revive tired skin during travel (especially when flying)
• During Summer, keep in the refrigerator for immediate refreshing

Use thermal water sprays if experiencing the following:
• Facial redness / inflammation / abrasion
• After Shaving / waxing
• Burning / stinging / itching
• Sunburn
• Diaper rash
• Post-surgery

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