If the Koreans and the Japanese say it, we will believe it. The latest skincare trend to hit the newsstands is washing your face with carbonated water. The Japanese and Koreans have long been infusing their sheet masks and toners with carbonated water, and now washing your face with it has become a thing.
There are multiple benefits to washing your face with carbonated water. It is believed it deep-cleanses your skin because the carbonation (the bubbling effect) will break up any residue in your pores and flush it out.
The pH value of regular water is 7 and that of your skin is 5.5. Guess what else has a pH of 5.5? Carbonated water! Washing your face with soda water will not harm the pH level of your skin, so it remains healthier and has fewer breakouts.
Carbonated water also helps open up the blood vessels that lie just beneath your skin and increases blood supply to your skin. This in turn makes your complexion rosy. The carbon-di-oxide that is present in soda water helps bring oxygen to the surface of the skin. This helps in making your skin breathe easily and feel healthy.
How do you wash your face with sparkling water?
- Splash some sparkling water on your face
- Use your regular face wash and massage it on your face
- Rinse the face wash away with some more carbonated water
- Dab a towel and dry your face
- Apply moisturiser and continue with your regular skin routine
Do not do this carbonated water face wash every day. Just once or twice in a week is recommended. Alternatively, you could mix carbonated water with an equal quantity of cooled down green tea and apply it on your face with cotton pads. Let the cotton pads stay on your face for 10 minutes and then follow it up with moisturiser.