Hot or cold water to wash your face? Explanations!

Hot or cold water to wash your face? Explanations!

Do you prefer cold water or hot water to wash your face? Although the temperature of the water may seem trivial to you, it has a great importance in the quality of your skin.

One of the main beauty routine gestures every morning in the bathroom in front of the mirror is to wash your face.

But should it be done with cold or hot water? We are here to enlighten you on this subject!

Every day, it is advisable to wash your face well after a long night’s sleep to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

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Some prefer to do it with cold water to wake up well, while others who are chilly are more for a gentle awakening, by washing their face with lukewarm or hot water. But which solution is the most recommended of the two? Let’s find out!

Does water temperature really matter?

Washing your face with cold or hot water may seem like a detail for some, but it has an important dimension!

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You should know that the skin of the face is made up of a very large number of small holes called “pores”. It is these famous holes that you try at all costs to camouflage every day in front of your mirror, with a foundation or a BB cream!

These pores react to heat. Washing your face with hot water will inevitably dilate the pores, which will be even more noticeable afterwards. That’s why, even if you prefer the feeling of hot water on your skin, try doing steam baths or moistening a glove that you will pass over your face afterwards. This will prevent you from spraying hot water directly on your skin, which is more likely to attack it than anything else.

On the other hand, cold water will be your ally if you want to have a more radiant skin and tightened pores. We therefore recommend that you always finish your little morning routine with a jet of cold water on your face. It will wake you up nicely and improve the quality of your skin.

Washing your face with hot water: bad idea?

Early morning cold water gives us a boost, which is sometimes necessary for some to wake up better. But to be honest, during the day, many people prefer to wash their face with warm or hot water instead.

But you should know that hot water, directly projected on the face, is not only good! Indeed, it destroys the hydraulic film of the epidermis. More clearly, this gesture removes the barrier that your skin naturally produces to protect your face from external aggressions.

Subsequently, your skin will be much more fragile and this could even cause rashes. If you have skin prone to acne problems, this bad habit is to be put in the closet!

In addition, hot water promotes drying of the skin, so your face will be dull and much less radiant. We thus validate that hot water to wash your face is indeed a bad idea. On the other hand, you can always do steam baths. This will promote the dilation of the pores. Then, you will only have to wash your face with a jet of cold water to have radiant skin.

Washing your face with cold water: a greener solution!

Washing your face with cold water may be uncomfortable for some people at the time, but it is definitely good for your health.

On the one hand, cold water is eco-friendly, as it will save you having to turn on your bath heater in the morning to warm up the temperature. And on the other hand, this temperature brings a number of benefits for your skin such as:

  • Cold water on waking, decongest the face;
  • Improves blood circulation to make you enjoy more radiant skin;
  • Tightens pores, reducing the appearance of blackheads, acne and other blemishes;
  • Effectively gets rid of your impurities for flawless skin;
  • The cold also has a relaxing effect by soothing pain and relaxing muscles.

In addition, many studies have proven that the cold has a lot to do with the fight against free radicals, allowing you to benefit from young skin, radiant with vitality and less aging. We therefore recommend that at any time of the day, when you want to wash your face, you rather turn on the all-blue (cold) tap. It will only benefit you.

What are the right gestures to wash your face?

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Now that you know the effects of hot and cold water on your face, it’s time for a little recap.

In the morning, when you wake up, always wash your face with cold water to refresh yourself and have plumper and more radiant skin.

In the evening, before going to bed, remove your make-up with a good hot water bath, which you will apply with a damp glove instead of spraying high-temperature water directly on your face. Finish this little beauty routine with a moisturizer and in bed!

If I have one last bit of advice to give you, which is to dry your skin well after each rinse, using a very soft towel. Lightly tap it over the entire surface of your face so that it absorbs excess water without creasing your skin and you’re done!

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