how washing with mineral water helped to remove inflammation and reduce post-acne marks

Editor Natalia Kapitsa spoke about the procedure prescribed by the beautician.


I have problem skin that reacts with rashes to any changes in nutrition and care (wrote about it repeatedly). What has she not tried over the years of struggle with oily sheen and other “disasters”: aggressive attacks with salicylic acid, and “talkers” with antibiotics, and acid lotions, and even “grandmother’s” masks.

It was possible to normalize her condition only with the help of nutrition and care, selected by a beautician. One of the advice received during the consultation is washing with Essentuki No. 4 mineral water. Why exactly with it, and how did it affect the skin? Small spoiler: great!

Educational program

The medical table mineral water got its name from the number of the well, from which it is extracted in the Stavropol Territory. It was first bottled in 1950. Today the water is sold under the name “Nagutskaya No. 4”.

The product is appreciated for its composition and excellent medicinal properties. The water is rich in calcium, magnesium, sulphates and is characterized by a moderate degree of mineralization. It is prescribed for salt metabolism disorders, gastritis, chronic pancreatitis, urolithiasis, cystitis, urethritis, peptic ulcer and other ailments. But the importance of mineral water in cosmetology should not be underestimated either.

Regular washing with “Essentuki No. 4” normalizes the secretion of the sebaceous glands, helps to fight post-acne traces, and reduces inflammation. And I am a direct proof of that.

How it works?

Water owes its “magical” properties to its mineral composition. And first of all – boric acid, which is contained in it in a sufficiently high concentration. It has an antiseptic, wound healing effect and is prescribed for purulent skin infections (pyoderma).

The chloride contained in it also showed itself excellently in the treatment of purulent eruptions. It is prescribed in the form of compresses and lotions. Chloride has excellent antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.

Magnesium improves cell metabolism, stimulates the production of hyaluric acid and “correct” collagen, while bicarbonate regulates the water-electrolyte balance, maintaining a normal skin pH.

My experience

I have been washing my face with Essentuki No. 4 in the morning for 3 years already. At the same time, I first cleanse the skin with enzyme powder. And this life hack works great in complex therapy! Rashes have become rare guests, and the oily sheen only occasionally reminds of itself. Mineral water leaves behind a feeling of hydration and purity. If you have oily skin, be sure to give it a try. This water can be found in any pharmacy and in many stores.