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Wash your face...Warm or Cold water? what's better?

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Does it make a difference to wash your face with warm or cold water when it comes to great skin?
post #2 of 47

Re: Wash your face...Warm or Cold water? what's better?

i prefer warm. cold water closes your pores, so i would first use warm water to wash my face, then use cold water (in the form of a toner) to close the pores.
i consider also warm water to be ideal for my skin, i don't like much extreme temperatures. cold or hot temperatures turn my skin into a big red tomato
post #3 of 47

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i don't know which is better, but i like luke warm.
post #4 of 47

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I usually wash my face with hot water and then splash my face a couple times with cold when i'm done.
post #5 of 47

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Warm water opens up pores, so I like to wash with it.
post #6 of 47

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i prefer to wash my face in warm water to get dirt and makup completely out and then I splash cold water on afterwards to close my pores.
post #7 of 47

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I like to use warm or sometimes hot water
post #8 of 47

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Warm water... maybe a bit cooler at the end!
post #9 of 47

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I use warm at first, then when im done washing i use cold to close pores =)
post #10 of 47

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Sometimes your cleanser will specify on the bottle, at least those with some type of exfoliating acid tend too. Mine recommends using cool water.
post #11 of 47
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Re: Wash your face...Warm or Cold water? what's better?

Aah I see. Thanks for sharing your hot/cold regimes...

I always wash my face with lukewarm water (when I am not taking a shower) to slightly cold. I was wondering about the pores indeed, that maybe they close when using a cold splash. Different opinions about that...
post #12 of 47

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i heard the pores do not ACTUALLY close or open by changing temperatures. i prefer warm water as well, but when my skin is irritated,i use use cold
post #13 of 47

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Originally Posted by puncturedskirt View Post
I usually wash my face with hot water and then splash my face a couple times with cold when i'm done.

ditto.
post #14 of 47

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Originally Posted by Labrat81 View Post

I don't splash with cold water since I know that pores don't open and close that way (contrary to popular belief), and cold water can be irritating. I wash with warm since it helps boost the detergency of my cleanser..

ITA!! I hate that pore myth!!!!!!
post #15 of 47

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I wash mine with warm water, occasionally I might spash my face with a bit of cold water afterwards, for that nice refreshed feeling! lol
post #16 of 47

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Luke warm here.
post #17 of 47

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I have heard that using too hot or too cold water can harm skin and cause broken blood vessels and skin aging (hot water). I don't know for sure if it is true, but I just stay on the safe side and stick with luke warm water.
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Originally Posted by magosienne View Post
i prefer warm. cold water closes your pores, so i would first use warm water to wash my face, then use cold water (in the form of a toner) to close the pores.
i consider also warm water to be ideal for my skin, i don't like much extreme temperatures. cold or hot temperatures turn my skin into a big red tomato
I agree, I love a splash of cold water after washing my face, it really wakes me up.
post #19 of 47

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i was told that the water should be lukewarm
post #20 of 47

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Luke warm for me!
post #21 of 47

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i usually do warm to lukewarm.
post #22 of 47

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I use lukewarm to warm water.
post #23 of 47

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i wash my face with warm water first, then cold
post #24 of 47

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I agree with the myths, it's all in your head. Lukewarm here!
post #25 of 47
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Originally Posted by jmgjmg623 View Post
I agree with the myths, it's all in your head. Lukewarm here!
I think you're right..
post #26 of 47

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I've heard that warm water is the key. It's supposed to open up the pores slightly which is supposed to be good for cleansing I think??? I'm no expert
post #27 of 47

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Originally Posted by ag10v View Post
i prefer to wash my face in warm water to get dirt and makup completely out and then I splash cold water on afterwards to close my pores.

This is what I have always been told from the time I was a teenager in charm school
post #28 of 47

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I use warm water to wash my face! The only time I rinse my face with cold water is when I take an extremely hot shower and I need to cool off!
post #29 of 47

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I use slightly warm water, unless my cleanser specifies otherwise.
post #30 of 47

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It's best to use warm water when cleansing your face because cold water doesn't dissolve the leftover traces of dirt in your skin. Hot water is no good, either, because it will make your skin more dry over time.
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