Korean’s have revealed a multitude of beauty secrets over the past two years and the world is now obsessed with K-beauty. If you thought K-beauty was only about elaborate 5, 7 and 10 step beauty routines, we’ve discovered something new. Korean and Japanese women have been washing their face with sparkling water for over a decade now and believe it offers many benefits to your skin. So let’s find out how it is beneficial, shall we?
Sparkling water or carbonated water as we know it makes cells between the collagen fibres strong resulting in firm and plump skin overall. The CO2 in sparkling water activates skin tissues to function better leaving you with beautiful and healthy looking skin.
Balances skin’s pH level
Normal tap water is mixed with chemicals and generally has a pH of 7 making it a little harsh for our skin which has a pH of 5.5. Sparkling water on the other hand has the same pH as our skin and therefore won’t irritate the skin, this also makes it suitable for every skin type. However, extremely sensitive skin type should be cautious.
Unclogs and deep cleanses pores
Carbonated water removes dirt, oil and other impurities settled deep into the pores by breaking them up easily. Resulting in deep cleansed skin, smaller looking pores and fewer breakouts. When used at room temperature this water can naturally cause blood vessels to expand and make your skin look clear and smooth.
How to use it?
Now that you know the benefits of using carbonated water you are wondering how to use it, here’s how:
- The most common way to use it is by submerging your face in a bowl filled with sparkling water, holding your breath and waiting for 10 seconds.
- Massage your facial cleanser onto your skin and wash it off suing sparkling water.
- Simply splash your face with sparkling water.