Apparently, you should wash your face with this if you want glowing skin 1 month ago

Apparently, you should wash your face with this if you want glowing skin

We're not too sure about this one.

It feels like every other day there's some kind of new skincare or beauty trend that we're all meant to be following.

The newest one being that washing your face with normal, out-of-the-tap water won't quite cut it anymore - and you should be splashing your face with sparkling water.

Yes, really.

The idea of cleansing skin with carbonated water originally came from Japan and South Korea, but has been slowly making its way throughout the globe over the last few years.

NYC based cosmetic dermatologist, Dendy Engelmann, M.D., explained to Cosmo that the benefits of using fizzy water for cleansing were mostly down to pH.

Sparkling water has the slightly acidic pH of 5.5, which is the same as our skin - whereas tap water has a pH of 7, "which can disrupt the skin's outermost layer, leading to dryness and irritation."

She also notes that carbonated water acts as a vasodilator, which means that it can improve the blood supply to your skin and, ultimately, give you a healthier, brighter, and rosier complexion.

She said:

"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.

"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."

There are a few ways that you can incorporate the bubbly step into your morning routine - although the most popular seems to be a bit...confusing.

Most of the YouTube tutorials relating to the trend encourage people to fill a bowl with your seltzer of choice; take a deep breath and then stick your face into the bowl for anywhere between 10 to 15 seconds.

What do you think? Would you give this a try?