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#earthday: 3 beauty-enhancing natural baths from around the world
Celebrate Earth Day by taking a dip in a natural hot spring or thermal bath. Bonus: it will regenerate your skin!
Did you know that Earth Day originated in 1970 in The United States? By 1990 it evolved into an International event, and now people all over the globe gather together each year to honor the day. This April 22nd appreciate nature’s beauty by getting a few of your girlfriends together and taking a weekend trip to your nearest spa town. Check out three of our personal favorites below.
Location: Southern France, close to Spain
Molitg-les-Bains is a peaceful picturesque village that’s very enjoyable to walk around in. The thermal baths are located in the middle of a park that’s filled with all sorts of exotic shrubbery and trees. The first recorded records of the baths date back to the 11th century. Today, people visit the Molitg-les-Bains thermal baths to help cure dermatological problems, breathing problems, or to simply relax!
Insider tip: In 1952 Jeannine Marissal, a biochemist discovered that plankton found in the thermal water at Molitg-les-Bains had repairing skin benefits. She used it to develop the first Biotherm skincare products, and today you can still find the microorganism in many of the products, like Life Plankton Essence™ and Aquasource Deep Serum. The thermal plankton contains 35 nutrients, proteins, vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and trace elements to regenerate your skin and give you a healthy, glowing complexion!
Location: The Caribbean
The Saint Lucia Sulphur Springs are located near a dormant drive-in volcano (yes, you read that right – you can actually go into a volcano!). Due to its close proximity to the crater, the water contains tons of skin-soothing minerals like iron and magnesium. While you’re taking a dip in the hot springs, slather on some of the mud from one of the mud baths – many people believe its effects are so rejuvenating they report looking and feeling “12 years younger!”
Insider tip: If you want to bring some of the benefits of the Saint Lucia Sulphur mud baths home, invest in a clay mask! Biotherm’s Skin Best Wonder Mud mask is one of our personal favorites, because of how fast you can see results. In just 3 minutes, it leaves you with cleansed skin, smaller pores and a more radiant complexion.
Kusatsu Onsen is located in the Gunma Prefecture, a few hours outside of Tokyo. Lots of people that live in the city center like to visit this hot spring spa town so that they can break away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, relax, and recharge their batteries. The water is known to have lots of health benefits, and comes from a forest near Mount Shirane, an active volcano. There’s a popular saying among the people that visit Kusatsu Onsen – they believe that the water can “cure any sickness but lovesickness”!
Insider tip: The Japanese are known for their bath culture. If you can’t make it to Japan, take a long leisurely bath at home. You can make a spa night out of it and exfoliate your skin, and apply a hydrating face mask, like Life Plankton Mask.
Be sure to get out and explore the great outdoors this Earth Day. It will help you and your skin feel refreshed, revived, and more beautiful!