As a skin obsessed editor I’ve learned that the key to clear, healthy looking skin is moisture. But, truth be told I was stuck on an over-drying/moisturizing seesaw for years. The truth is hydration is the key to good skin. Dehydration causes breakouts, because when your skin is too dry it goes into overdrive and ends up producing more oil than necessary, which in turn triggers flare-ups. Dehydration is also to blame for dull looking skin and speeding up the aging process.
Cue Avène’s Thermal Spring Water. The cooling face mist has a cult-like following… and for good reason. One light mist creates a hydrating, antioxidant shield over the skin. It helps even out skin tone and helps prevent the signs of aging without any artificial fragrances or colours and it’s renowned for battling dryness and targeting signs of inflammation, redness, tightness. You can also use it to help treat minor skin irritations, itching, razor burn and sunburn as well as more serious skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.
So what makes this face mist so special? Avène’s Thermal Spring Water contains natural water that is sourced directly from the springs of Avène and its historical Hydrotherapy Centre in southern France. The water is naturally high in trace elements, amino acids, and microflora that are said to help benefit the skin, calm redness and soften aggravated skin.
You can use the Thermal Spring Water Spray regularly to hydrate your skin before application of your moisturizer to maximize effectiveness. Personally, I use the water spray at least twice a day: in the morning and night after cleansing my face and before moisturizing. It’s become my one consistent skin product must-have.
Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray (300ml), $21.95 each, available at all pharmacies across Canada.