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How thermal water protects your skin

How thermal water protects your skin
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The powerful abilities of thermal water make it the ideal solution to counteract harmful effects on skin. We take a closer look at its protective properties.

Every day, your skin encounters a number of external factors that can be harmful for its health. Looking after your skin is a continuous cycle of protecting it from these environmental factors like pollution and UV exposure. If it is not protected from these effects, repeated exposure can result in premature signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines. One of the best ways to protect your skin from these harmful effects is thermal water- here's why.

How can thermal water protect skin?


Thermal water respects the skin barrier function, making the microbiome more compatible with the skin’s surface. This is useful for people who have skin conditions that cause rashes and also very soothing for those with sensitive skin, skin irritation or after a chemical peel. Vichy Mineralizing Water has all these characteristics plus 15 minerals which are ideal for skin health.

Vichy Mineralizing Water has
15 mineralswhich are ideal for skin health

The minerals present in Vichy Mineralizing Water yield a number of benefits, including buffering, healing, brightening and protection of the skin.
In fact, this thermal water is one of the most mineral-diversified waters and contains high trace elements, which results in more benefits for your skin. It helps to improve the quality of skin, as well as protecting it from UV damage. Vichy Mineralizing Water also does this through the promotion of an enzyme known as catalase, which is responsible for supporting the skin’s defense against the harmful effects of UV exposure.

Studies also suggest that using Vichy Mineralizing Water results in improved skin defense(2), which helps with:
●      Strengthened and respected skin barrier function
●      Stronger antioxidant defenses
●      Decreased sensitivity

What other benefits does Vichy Mineralizing Water offer skin?


You may not even be aware of the factors that affect your skin. A skincare routine that involves tap water- especially hard, calcified water- can be harmful to skin and cause skin barrier impairment. When the skin barrier is impacted, it’s more susceptible to damage, water loss and other harmful effects like dryness and irritation. Vichy Mineralizing Water is proven to correct this and improve the function of the barrier(1). In fact, a clinical study conducted on 20 people demonstrated that after 3 weeks of applying Vichy Mineralizing Water, transepidermal water loss was reduced by 18%, indicative of a strengthened barrier function*.
As such, you can use thermal water spray to cleanse if you live in an environment where the tap water is particularly harsh.

Other ways that Vichy Mineralizing Water can protect skin by fighting free radicals, which are responsible for skin aging and wrinkles. It works like this: thermal water activates certain enzymes which act as a defense against free radicals. By doing so, this counteracts their ability to interfere with the function of the skin and cause problems(2). Protected skin, healthy complexion.


*In vivo test conducted on 20 women

SOURCES:

1. Danby, S.G. et al, 'The Effect of Water Hardness on Surfactant Deposition after Washing and Subsequent Skin Irritation in Atopic Dermatitis Patients and Healthy Control Subjects.' in Journal of Investigative Dermatology 138.1 (2018) pp. 68-77 [Accessible at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28927888]
2. Bruneau, F. et al 'Effect of Vichy water on catalase activity in the stratum corneum.' in International Journal of Cosmetic Sciences 18.6 (1996) pp.269-77 [Accessible at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19245448]

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