Legend has it that an explorer once disappeared beneath the surface of a hot spring, and emerged some time later, with the appearance of someone ten years younger, and the wisdom of someone ten years older.
While that story is entirely fictitious, the use of hot springs in skincare and healthcare regimes has been gaining traction, largely thanks to the benefits that they provide. So, while you won’t come out looking ten years younger after half an hour in the waters, the positive effects will still be noticeable.
Before we tell you what each of the benefits is, it might be a good idea for us to tell you why these waters are so special. It is all to do with their location. Often, hot springs will be found near volcanoes, which can lead to a by-product of geothermal energy. This can cause the surrounding waters to reach very high temperatures. When the temperature of the water reaches a certain level, it begins to dissolve the layers of rock above, leading to a pool of water with a high mineral content. It is from these minerals that hot springs get their supposed healing powers.
As we have been alluding to, one of the primary benefits of bathing in hot springs is that the waters can have an anti-aging effect. This works in much the same way that our EGF Serum does, as it promotes the production of collagen, which in turn improves the elasticity of the skin, making your skin healthier, and keeping it looking younger.
This is only scratching the surface of what hot springs can do for your body. Aside from having a positive impact on your skin, these mineral-rich waters can improve your wider health. There is a strong suggestion that spending time in hot springs can provide pain and stress relief, as well as improving your circulation.
We haven’t even mentioned the best part of this; it’s all natural! No additional chemicals, no potential side effects, just natural benefits.
By this point you are probably thinking ‘how can I get a piece of this action?’ Allow us to help you. One of the more popular hot springs is the Icelandic Blue Lagoon. Obviously the main attractions are the hot springs themselves, but there are also plenty of other pastimes available, including spa amenities, that will make any trip here a relaxing getaway.
By utilising geothermal energy, the beauty industry has become less reliant on chemicals, as there are now entirely natural methods of skincare, including the BIOEFFECT range, and the Blue Lagoon even has a range of skincare products. This is a particularly important development, as not all of us is able to just casually visit a hot spring for a soak, but we can reap the rewards!
It is time to consider heating up your skincare regime, and use products with the healing benefits of geothermal energy!