They can be used interchangeably with a tonic, as a face mist or part of a skin care ritual. They are also perfect for preparing masks based on clay and algae. Definitely more delicate than essential oils, but thus easier and safer to use.
Flower water, otherwise known as hydrolates, is nothing more than a by-product that is generated during the extraction of essential oils in the process of steam distillation of plants. They contain very small amounts of essential oil and water-soluble plant ingredients. These are 100% natural products. Due to the fact that they are mild, they can be applied directly to the skin. They will not irritate it, but they will restore the proper pH. It is an integral part of everyday care. They will successfully replace synthetic tonics. They can also serve as a delicate, moisturizing mist or a cooling compress for the entire face or tired eyes. Applied during cosmetic rituals, they will accelerate the absorption of active ingredients contained in the preparations used. Nature lovers will appreciate their qualities both when preparing natural masks based on clay and algae, and when creating creams yourself. Floral waters will also be an excellent base for hair oiling.
The properties of individual hydrolates depend on the raw material from which they were obtained. Therefore, it is worth getting to know their action in order to perfectly match the product to the needs of the skin. Let’s take a closer look at four popular flower waters.
* Rose water is especially liked and willingly used by owners of fragile blood vessels, because it reduces redness and improves the condition of the skin. It stimulates and improves microcirculation. Thanks to its properties, it will also be helpful in the care of sensitive, damaged and dry skin with excessive sebum secretion. The action is due to the characteristics attributed to rose petals. Rose petal extract is rich in bioflavonoids, volatile essential oils, carotenoids and vitamin C. It has antiseptic, moisturizing and toning properties. It soothes irritations and soothes tired eyes. Hides a wealth of valuable floral substances. Contains anthocyanins sealing blood vessels, thus reducing skin redness. It also has an astringent, anti-inflammatory and strongly regenerating effect. Due to the pH similar to human skin, it is mild and well tolerated even by the most sensitive skin. The magical, delicately felt scent of the rose improves mood, has an anti-depressant effect and surrounds the aura of royal luxury.
* Cistus Hydrolate is a real panacea for acne-prone skin, the one struggling with discoloration, as well as tired and mature skin. It has strong cleansing properties, gently refreshes the skin and effectively tightens pores. Its regular use lightens discoloration and acne scars. The spectrum of action of the purge water does not end there. It also reduces fine lines and effectively firms the skin. The purge also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-allergic and detoxifying properties. It is rich in polyphenols, belonging to the strong antioxidant compounds. The infusions of this miraculous plant contain large amounts of flavonoids and phenolic acids, which is why it is a perfect complement to anti-acne treatments as well as those that help to deal with skin mycosis, herpes virus and eczema.
* Wild Plum Blossom Water is characterized by an extremely sensual, slightly sweet fragrance. It is recommended for all skin types, including the sensitive and vascular skin. Perfectly softens, tones and prepares the skin for further care treatments. It has delicate brightening and moisturizing properties. Provides the skin with a radiant and rested appearance. It has antibacterial properties, and thus prevents the development of microorganisms. Hydrolate is not only an excellent care product. It also works to boost your mood by calming you down and reducing stress.
* Witch hazel hydrate is one of the most popular and used. It is characterized by a pleasant and very delicate, refreshing aroma. Among other hydrolates, it has a very strong antioxidant effect. It improves blood circulation and strengthens blood vessels. In addition, it effectively accelerates the healing and regeneration of the skin. It shows moisturizing, regenerating, bactericidal, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
To achieve the best results, it is best to use the hydrolates every morning and evening. It is worth keeping them in the refrigerator. Thanks to this, they will stay fresh longer and additionally provide pleasant refreshment during application.
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