Is it better to wash your face with cold water?
Here are some reasons why people find washing with cold water beneficial:
– it closes pores
– it makes blood vessels constrict
– aid to reduce swelling & appearance of undereye dark circles
However, not everyone agree on using cold water to wash their face. Here’s why:
– cannot wash away dirt and oil
– can cause broken capillaries
As the cold water drives the blood with increased force through the system, it flushes the capillaries in the tissues and cleanses them… (source)
Although I think using cold water to wash our faces does not close the pores (at least not permanently) since pore sizes are determined by genetics, but I do like to use it at the end after I have washed my face thoroughly with warm water.
Some experts have recommended that those with oily skin should wash their face with warm or even hot water. While I agree that warm water is good to dissolve the embedded sebum and dirt but the temperature shouldn’t be too hot. First of all, it isn’t comfortable and second, hot water is supposed to dry skin out overtime and can also cause broken capillaries.
So do you wash your face in cold, warm or hot water?