Is sparkling water the next top skin solution?
The beauty hack making its way around the world
Everyone who suffers from skin imperfections and breakouts knows that there are about a million and one products on the market that promise perfect skin. From cheap to expensive, foams to mask, you can spend your whole life searching for the perfect combination to treat your acne. But what if your remedy wasn't in a product, but rather the water?
Beauty experts everywhere are beginning to discover the benefits of using sparkling water to wash your face. The "fizzy facial" has been popular among women in Japan and Korea for years but is now making a splash internationally.
So what are the benefits? According to reports from Cosmopolitan magazine, using carbonated water on your face better matches your skins pH balance, unclogs pores without causing irritation, and increases circulation.
"Sparkling water not only helps cleanse your skin in a deeper way—its carbonation helps to break up the dirt and oil embedded in your pores—there are real benefits aesthetically," NYC-based cosmetic dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D. told the publication. "For example, at room temperature, carbonated water becomes a vasodilator [normal water needs to be heated to have a vasodilation effect], meaning it triggers your blood vessels to open up, bringing the blood supply to your skin's tissue. This, in turn, enhances nutrient delivery, like oxygen, to the dermis [skin]; and the better your circulation is, the better your system will function, and the healthier your skin will look."
If you are dying to try this sparkling water facial phenomenon but don't want to spend your entire salary on Perrier, try getting an at-home soda maker. "It's a more eco-friendly way to get carbonated water, since you don't have to keep purchasing bottles of it," Dr. Engelman recommends. "And the CO2 added to the water instantly lowers its pH levels, making it more skin friendly."
Maybe the solution to spotless skin has been hiding in the sparkling water all along!?
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