We’ve heard it all before, water is best for optimal skin health, but why? For centuries water has been used therapeutically to enhance and soothe our skin.
Ancient civilizations were strategically built near hot springs, rivers and seas for instance. In ancient Egypt water vapours were used as a beauty treatment, along with wet body wraps made with mud from the Dead Sea; the ancient Greeks built restorative thermal bath houses with hot and cold water features; and even during the Renaissance era water spas proliferated to treat medical conditions and enhance beauty.
Tap Into The Power Of Water
As a result of our human dedication to harnessing the therapeutic power of water to cleanse and heal, thermalism, hydrology, and hydrotherapy have become legitimately accepted to study and practice, which inevitably birthed our modern day obsession with spas and hammams. Therapeutic hydrotherapy treatments are even included in the national health system, as they are highly regarded as being preventive and rehabilitative.
Water will always be connected with wellness. From sulphurous thermal cures to traditional hammam rituals (e.g., hammam foam body wash, hammam skin exfoliation..) water is considered one of the best ways to keep your body beautiful and healthy.
Water & Wellness: Make Water Work For You!
It’s well established that your skin and body need an abundance of water for radiant health. Let’s talk about how you can make water benefit you!
For starters, make sure you are covering these healthcare basics when it comes to water.
The NHS recommends you drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day, but let thirst be your guide to meet your hydration needs. Replenish your body's water supply regularly.
Did you know that 20% of your water intake usually comes from food? Be proactive and try to consume foods high in water like lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, apples, peaches, and meals like soup and stew.
Daily skin cleansing
Daily face washing and regular showers help to get rid of makeup residue, fragrance, grim and potential allergens that have accumulated on your skin during the day. Wash that face before going to sleep!
Help your skin to renew and refresh with regular exfoliation using water to wash away dead skin, excess body oil, and bacteria. Regular Turkish hammam body scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate the body from head to toe!
A mix of hot and cold water can help the body feel better, as it can help to alleviate symptoms like muscle pain, joint stiffness, and inflammation. Morning showers will help improve your blood's circulation (boosted blood circulation is terrific for skin and hair health).
Don’t neglect your mental health, spa treatments involving water have been proven to calm the nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. Even having a hot shower or bubble bath at home can improve your mood! Here’s our Este guide to having a hammam spa day at home!
When it comes to your overall health, if you can cover all of these water basics listed above, your skin will thank you! Staying hydrated, eating water-rich foods, regular skin cleaning, and self-care will positively impact your appearance as well as your skin tone and texture.
How Is Your Skin’s Health Connected To Water?
When it comes to radiant, younger looking skin, water has many skincare benefits:
- Improve skin elasticity
- Boost skin volume
- Improve skin tone
- Alleviate acne
- Calm inflammation
Professional skincare treatments involving water go deeper and are more effective. Water-based treatments help your skin maintain its elasticity. Hydrated skin is less likely to exhibit fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliating treatments and body scrubs with water help the skin to renew, helping you to keep your glow always on!
Top Tips To Get More Water Into Your Skincare And Beauty Routine!
Try water-based skincare products
A smart addition to your skincare routine are water-based face and body products as they contain water as the primary ingredient making them more easily absorbed into your skin. Water-based skincare includes a wide range of products like gels, serums, toners, and moisturisers for instance.
Book professional facial treatments
Here are the top two ways to boost hydration for your face: HydraFacial and injectable hyaluronic acid (i.e. dermal fillers).
- Este Medical Group Super Hydrating HydraFacial
This treatment will instantly restore a healthy, fresh glow to your face! This patented skincare treatment involves a microdermabrasion-like exfoliation combined with deep cleansing, intensive hydration, and collagen boosting. A HydraFacial treatment is amazing at exfoliation; it removes all that grim and debris clogging your pores; plus the deep-clean balances sebum production and allows for better absorption of hydrating serums and creams.
- Este Dermal Filler With Skin Plumping Hyaluronic Acid
Despite the intimidating name, hyaluronic acid is found naturally in our bodies, and amazingly it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water making it ideal for cosmetic skincare treatments. It can help to improve skin elasticity and firmness, diminish wrinkles, and deeply hydrate the skin (e.g., plumper lips and cheeks, smoother forehead). Our Este treatments are customised to determine the most optimal areas of the face and body to inject hydrating hyaluronic acid, which is a type of temporary dermal filler.
Experience a traditional hammam spa bath!
Hammam bathing is an ancient hydrotherapy treatment that happens in several stages to fully exfoliate your skin from head to toe, as well as purify, hydrate, and soften the skin.
Moroccan hammam and Turkish hammam offer the most optimal skincare benefits available. From the beginning to the end of your hammam spa day you will be engulfed in water as well as therapeutic steam and humidity. A hammam journey starts with heat and steam to soften your skin for deep cleansing and exfoliation with water, followed by a hammam hot scrub and body wash from head to toe. There is so much water that a hammam experience requires you wear a bikini or swimming trunks!
Find out how hammam ticks all the boxes when it comes to holistic skincare.
Ancient Hydrotherapy Treatments Coming Soon To Hammam Spa Birmingham
Este Medical Group to open the largest hammam in the West Midlands. Hydrotherapy water treatments like a Moroccan hammam UK experience and Turkish hammam luxury spa days will be available alongside other Este Birmingham face and body treatments renowned for their health, beauty, and skincare benefits.
Este will be sharing more updates about the new Este Spa & Hammam, which will be located on Hagley Road in the historically rich and prestigious neighbourhood of Edgbaston in Birmingham. Este Spa & Hammam is expected to be one of the largest spas in the country; the beauty and wellness complex will feature 30 clinic rooms and 30 spa rooms as well as hammam steam room facilities. You can see a full list of hammam spa services here.