The rising popularity of everyone’s beloved La Croix got me thinking that maybe we’re underutilizing seltzer water. If we love to drink it, why not use it to wash our face and hair? After doing a bit of research, I found out I’m not the only one who thought this was a good idea. This face-washing technique originated in Japan and was popularized in Korea. Korean beauty has proven time and time again to be ahead of the U.S., so I wasn’t even surprised. This made me even more excited to try a potentially life-changing technique. Here’s what happened when I ditched tap water and used seltzer (with no artificial scents or coloring) to wash my hair and face.
What happened to my face:
I started this out by plugging my sink of and dumping about four cans of seltzer water in. I used my hands get my face full of seltzer before washing my face with my scrub. I use Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Face Scrub. Be warned, you need to keep your eyes closed tight because it feels super uncomfortable to get bubbles in your eye. The seltzer on your face feels really tingly and gives you that feeling that something is happening on your skin.
Similar to when a mask kind of burns, but you know that beauty is pain, so you fight through the pain in pursuit of perfect skin. Not to say that the seltzer burns, but it definitely feels different. After rinsing, I noticed my face was a bit red, but my pores looked noticeably smaller. My skin felt really refreshed and the next day, I think my skin looked tighter and just better overall.