We encounter water every day. We drink it regularly (or should be), we splash our faces with it and we bathe or shower in it. And frankly, without it we’d be dead. But this life elixir isn’t all it is cracked up to be, because it’s actually not great for your skin.
There’s some simple science to this, actually. Water evaporates, and when it does, it takes with it the natural oils in your skin that hold in moisture. So, in fact, if you wash your face too much, your skin will actually become drier.
The solution, of course, isn’t to stop bathing or washing. You could, but you would eventually smell terrible and you’d be covered in dirt and dust particles which would only make your skin matters worse.
The key is to moisturize after your body has come into contact with water, so immediately after you shower or bathe, for example. And as for the products you use, Korea has yet another solution for you: “water-free” beauty.
The key selling factor of this new line of creams and potions is their concentration of vitamins, nutrients and proteins. What that means is, these formulas require you to use a lot less, because they aren’t diluted. While there are water particles in the natural ingredients (aloe vera, for example) used to make these products, the volume is so small that it won’t be listed as their main ingredient.
Sounds pretty decent, right? Well, if you’re looking to give a water-free life a try, here are some products on the market right now to get you started:
- Organic Flowers Water Cream, $35 at Glow Recipe
- Organic Flower Creamy Foam Cleanser, $35 at Glow Recipe
- Tea Tree Essence, $45 at Glow Recipe
Otherwise, stick to a proper moisturizing routine. Because, we get it, sometimes water just feels good.