Facial Cleansing Trick
The face cleansing trick to be discussed first gained popularity among Korean and Japanese women and it is slowly getting popular in the U.S. as well. The hack suggests that you should make use of carbonated water for washing your face rather than making use of tap water.
According to a co-founder of Soko Glam, Charlotte Cho, making use of carbonated water as a component of beauty products like toners and sheet masks has for long been considered trendy in Korea and Japan. Cho added that it could also involve do it yourself home experiments by making use of seltzer water placed inside a bowl. Deny Engelman, a cosmetic dermatologist based in New York also supports this cleansing method and explained the process by which carbonated water impacts a complexion that looks healthier.
Benefits of Carbonated Water
She noted that carbonated water cleanses the skin deeper and the carbonation also helps in breaking up the oil and dirt in the facial pores. This according to her has real benefits. She added that carbonated water, when placed at a room temperaturealready, has the capacity to be a vasodilator which is something for which you have to heat normal water before you can get that effect. In essence, the water triggers the opening up of the blood vessels and channels the supply of blood to the tissue in your skin.
That process, in turn, contributes to a more efficient delivery of nutrients such as oxygen to your skin. Ultimately, a better circulation contributes to a better functioning of the system which will also make the skin look healthier.
According to Dr. Engelman, tap water’s pH level is 7 and that can adversely affect the acid mantle of the skin which ordinarily has a pH level of 5.5. However, this level is also the same as that of carbonated water and so cleansing your face with carbonated water will not affect the pH of your complexion. On the other hand, using tap water to wash your face can lead to dryness of the face which in turn can cause cracks on the skin and subsequent bacteria. All that can lead to breakouts.
Starting The Regimen
You don’t have to spend a lot on getting carbonated water regularly. Engelman suggests getting a soda maker if you are interested in trying out this regimen long term. She noted that this is a more ecosystem friendly way of getting carbonated water as you do not have to continually buy bottles. She said that adding CO2 to that water instantly reduces its pH level and allows it to be more friendly to the skin.
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Dr. Engelman, however, does not recommend that you should wash your face daily with sparkling water. That is because the skin can take a while to adapt to that fizzling, most especially those with sensitive skin.
The co-founder of Glow Recipe, Sarah Lee, agrees with Engelman and added that if it gives a foaming effect considered to be too strong, then you should mix mineral water together with sparkling water to reduce the fizz.
Lee further suggests a combination of a 1 to 1 ratio of green tea water and sparkling water, soaking cotton pads into the combination and putting it on the face for about ten minutes. According to her, the longer you keep sparking water on the skin, the better results will be gotten. It is advisable that you don’t keep on your face for longer than ten minutes.