Looking to nature for the best in beauty ingredients is not exactly new. We’ve personally slapped everything from carrots to roses all over our bodies in pursuit of flawless skin. However, one plant that seems to be having a moment in the industry is the cactus. These prickly little plants don’t exactly scream ‘life’ as they tend to grow in dry, dusty environments. But, the great thing about the cactus is that it’s almost invincible. It stays plump and full of life while holding onto moisture in the driest and harshest of conditions – which is exactly what we want for our skin, right? So, it makes sense for us to turn to this unstoppable plant for our skincare routine.
Why is cactus water so good for you?
It’s full of electrolytes: Cactus water can be used in a ton of different ways. To give yourself some internal love, drinking cactus water on a daily basis can give your body a serious boost. Cactus water, also known as prickly pear water is packed full of a high-concentrate of electrolytes.
Electrolytes are naturally present in our blood and help us balance the amount of water we have in our body. If we aren’t hydrated properly, and we sweat or pass urine, we lose electrolytes, which can make us feel sluggish and drained. Energy drinks help to restore electrolytes, making cactus water a great natural alternative even if you just drink it. Electrolytes are vital for our skin and hair too, as they give us that gorgeous, dewy, healthy glow.
Cactus water contains antioxidants: Cactus water also contains antioxidants that can help flush out your system and your skin of any toxins. The blend of electrolytes, antioxidants, and vitamins present in cactus oil help to protect your skin from aging, sun damage and even help replenish your skin’s collagen levels.
Why we love cactus water!
It’s great for your skin: Cactus water is ideal for your skin, especially if you suffer from dryness as it injects moisture back into your skin. Generally, we are at our least hydrated during the winter because as the weather cools down, we forget to drink water. Plus, the cool air can really drain the moisture from your skin, which is why we find ourselves doubling up on moisturizer in the cooler seasons. However, cactus water is also antibacterial, which help to combat acne and other skin ailments brought on by bacteria.
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It gives your hair gorgeous shine: Cactus water isn’t just great for your skin, it’s also amazing for your hair. If you have dry, damaged, brittle hair that could really use a drink, cactus water is probably going to save your hair’s life. Due to its moisture retention properties, cactus water gives your hair the hydration it needs as well as instant shine. A vast number of skin care brands are following this latest trend, with a range of cactus water products. So, you can get in on all the prickly action super easily by adding cactus water to your daily beauty routine.
We love the super affordable HASK Cactus Water hair care collection, but you can also use catcus water directly in your hair. After shampooing and conditioning, pour cactus water over your hair, let it sit for a few minutes, then give it a rinse.
Have you guys ever tried using cactus water in your beauty regime? Let us know in the comments below.