Although at http://www.sheridanfrance.co.uk/ we offer non-surgical anti-ageing treatments such as skin peels and dermal fillers, we also advocate using natural remedies for preventive measures. Using aromatherapy hydrosols, also known as flower waters and hydrolats, is a great way to transform your skin from dry, damaged, mature and sensitive to fabulous, hydrated and blemish free. Hydrosols promote beautiful, perfect skin by balancing out any skin condition and bringing it back to glowing and neutral.
Extracted as the distillate during essential oil extraction, hydrosols can be derived from roots, branches, barks, wood, needles, leaves, fruits, seeds and flowers. The term hydrosol itself means water solution, but they are also known as flower waters and hydrolats. They are a quick and easy way to get beautiful skin, glowing skin and perfect skin!
How can you use hydrosols to get beautiful skin?
Each essential oil flower water, or hydrosol, has different properties making them suitable for different skin types. This means you can find the perfect essential oil hydrosol for your skin type and a clear pathway to having beautiful skin. Get beautiful skin on your face by adding hydrosols to your favourite skin care products or spritzing directly onto the face in between cleansing and moisturising, or when your skin needs some tender loving care. Try these hydrosols for the following skin types and resulting beautiful skin
Witch hazel is the best hydrosol for mature and damaged skins
Hydrosol of witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana is pure beauty in a bottle. It has the highest antioxidant quality of all the hydrosols so is perfect for any skin that needs tender loving care, especially for those who have mature or damaged skins. It works well because it is both gentle and astringent, working perfectly on any skin type, effective for any skin complaint and great for soothing insect bites. You can add some spritzes to your favourite skin care products or just spray directly onto your face in between cleansing and moisturising. An easy way to get beautiful, perfect mature skin.
Tip: ensure you buy witch hazel hydrosol from a bonafide aromatherapy supplier as brands bought in the drug store (or pharmacy) contain alcohol, added as a preservative, in amounts from 1-30% that renders the therapeutic properties of witch hazel hydrosol virtually useless. Read anti aging tips for mature skin
Roman chamomileis the best hydrosol for oily skin
Hydrosol of roman chamomile, Chamaemeleum nobile, is extremely astringent so is very effective on oily skin types and those who suffer from acne. Not only this, it is also the best all around makeup remover, toner and cleanser so very handy to have as part of your daily skincare routine. For mature skin you can also combine this with witch hazel hydrosol for perfect results. Roman chamomile hydrosol is very effective on burns, sun burn, rashes, rosacea, heat rash, redness and other skin sensitivities. Read beauty tips for oily skin for information on cleansers, toners, moisturisers and weekly treatments for oily skin.
Tip: When you’re feeling stressed, depressed, aggravated or cannot sleep, spritz a few sprays on your face, neck and even body to relax and feel the tensions melt away.
Neroli is the best hydrosol for sensitive skin
Hydrosol of neroli, Citrus aurantium, is astringent yet very gentle and perfect for delicate, sensitive and oily skin types. If your skin is also dry, you should combine this with another hydrosol like lavender or geranium, as its astringent qualities may dry your skin out further.
Tip: You can combine this hydrosol with your favourite clay and one teaspoon of honey for a luxurious face mask. If you love the smell it can be spritzed on as a perfume. Like roman chamomile hydrosol, neroli hydrosol can also be used in times of stress and tension as it is very calming.
Rose is the best hydrosol good for dry skin and wrinkles
Hydrosol of rose, Rosa Damascena, is superb for dry, sensitive skin and skin that has been “devitalised.” It is cooling and astringent, great for wrinkles and rejuvenating dry skin. Not only this, but rose supports emotional balance, aids decision making and emotional processing.
Tip: This is the ultimate hydrosol for women. Its cooling properties are able to balance our erratic and fragile hormones. Spritz away when you’re feeling hormonal and experiencing symptoms of PMS
Hydrosols are an easy and inexpensive way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy as part of your daily skin care routine. Source them from organic aromatherapy suppliers to make sure you are using pure and unadulterated products with effective therapeutic properties on your precious skin. Using natural skin care products is the best way to get beautiful, perfect skin. Whatever your skin type, be it mature, oily, sensitive or dry, there is a perfect aromatherapy hydrosol for you.
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