Beauty / Health

Skin cures on the go

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Looking for a fast remedy for lacklustre skin? Hydrosols are a unique way to deliver hydration, distilled oils and clever nutrients. Since they aren’t as concentrated as your oils and serums, they can (and should) be used frequently through the day for a refreshing sensation. However, the most benefit comes from spritzing your face just prior to the application of your cream, serum or oil. When you mist the skin the water content combines with the oils in your moisturiser to mimic the skin’s natural composition. In other words, it is very effective at balancing the skin.

For more concentrated night time use try an elixir designed to be swiped directly on with a cotton pad; we suggest Twelve Beauty Ultra Revitalising elixir.

The best way to choose a suitable hydrosol is to pay attention to the season and what your skin needs right now. Here are some recommendations according to skin concern:

“The best way to choose a suitable hydrosol is to pay attention to the season and what your skin needs right now.”

Combination skin
Jacqueline Evans Rooibos Facial toner
Rooibos tea has a mildly astringent effect on pores while geranium and sandalwood soothe and refresh.

Sensitive skin
Wildcrafted Organics Wild Rose Botanical mist
Besides having the highest energetic properties of all oils, Bulgarian rose is insanely soothing. There is a good dose of Kakadu plum and gotu kola to repair damaged skin and hyaluronic acid hydrates like nothing else.

Dry skin
Josh Rosebrook Hydrating accelerator
This product is most revered for its heavenly fragrance but is one of the most powerful herbal hydrators. A true gem for waking up the skin and setting makeup.

Fay Halkitis is a qualified Naturopath and Beauty Therapist at Luna Beauty & Apothecary.