Sparkling water is the newest face wash trend. The Japanese, South Koreans and Europeans have been doing it for a minute, but like most beauty fads, we're just getting the memo now. Why the switch from tap to sparkling? Carbonated water contains carbon dioxide bubbles which act as micro-brushes that help to deep-clean pores. The Co2 bubbles also remove impurities such as dead skin cells, all while reducing puffiness and increasing firmness. This method is also believed to deliver oxygen through the skin's outer layers to increase circulation resulting in a brighter and smoother complexion.
Straight up sparkling water can be a little harsh, which could lead to skin irritations, so if you want to try this at home, start with a 1 to 1 ratio of regular water and sparkling water. It's easiest if you mix the two water types in a large bowl to begin. If you have extra sensitive skin, add more still water. Stick your face in the solution for a few minutes, obviously taking breaths in between as needed. We've tried this a couple times, and so far so good. Our skin feels clean, fresh and firm.
South Korean brand, Brilliant, has also come up with a carbonated solution, Loveheart Sparkling Powder, which can be used as an exfoliating cleanser and a face mask. Similar to seltzer, just add regular water and bubbles will start to form. Dip your face in the water bath for about 3-5 minutes. The water can be used as a cleaner as well. Watch the video below to see how it works!
Source: Into The Gloss