Upgrade your skincare routine to keep skin soft against the flow of urban water

Did you know that not all water is created the same?

Hydration is the key to healthy skin, however different geographical areas provide us with different water, and although you may not be able to see it, you’re skin will definitely feel it. When you move to a big city, the likelihood is that you’ll move to an area of hard water. Keep reading to discover how your zip code could affect the health of your skin, and what you can do to keep your complexion looking radiant against the flow of unpurified water.

The science behind hard water

Depending on where you live, your area will either have hard or soft water. Hard water contains a very high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium, which the water has picked up after travelling through areas of limestone and chalk. A high mineral content in your water can leave skin feeling dry, as well as making it harder to wash off beauty products and cleanse the skin of impurities, so we may need to rely on a little more than H20 in our skincare routines!

We loving living in the city, enjoying all the delights which it has to offer. So, what can we do to combat the effects of hard water?

Moisturize after a shower, always

Unless we choose to purify our water, we have to face up to the flow of hard water. Be sure to rehydrate and nourish your complexion after a shower in order to avoid dry skin. If you’re in an area with particularly hard water, use an ultra-hydrating moisturizer such as Aquasource Gel, which, with it’s unique formula, provides continuous hydration for up to 48 hours. Enriched with Life Plankton, this miraculous formula will help to lock in hydration, to keep skin cells nourished and your complexion glowing day after day, so you can enjoy your city life!

Give your skin a boost by relying on more than just water

Our water might not quite make the cut when it comes to cleaning our skin of impurities, so be sure to give your skin a little added help. With Biosource Total Renew Oil, not only does it purify skin from every last trace of makeup and urban impurities, but its unique formula also helps to replenish and rejuvenate skin for a double-cleansing action. Enriched with Life Plankton, this powerful cleanser also has soothing and antioxidant properties to help cleanse, protect and replenish skin for a blank canvas. No excuses!

Turn down the temperature

Especially as the nights draw closer and the air is getting cooler, the idea of a steamy shower is the perfect end to those autumn days. However, as good as it may sound, taking long, hot showers in hard water may not be beneficial for your skin. Not only does hard water dehydrate skin, but combined with hot water, it can further strip your skin of essential, natural oils, making your skin feel particularly dry. Keep showers cool and not only will you retain the oil on your skin naturally produced by your body, but the cold water will also help to keep pores closed, meaning skin can’t absorb any of the toxins that are naturally present in our tap water.

Plus, if that doesn’t tempt you, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment. It’s a win-win!

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