• Dr. Saujani

Wash your face with cold water

Updated: Mar 2, 2018

When we wash our face as a rule of thumb we use warm water. Or at least most of us think that is the right way. The reason to use warm water is help wash out impurities from our pores. Using heated water will warm up our skin and open up our pores.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


By opening up our pores, it is easier to get out the oil and debris clogging it. So wait, isn’t cold water face washing doing the pure opposite? There are positive effects in washing face with icy cold water. Yes, it tightens and firms your skin! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While warm water will open up your pores, at the extreme opposite end icy cold water will tighten up your pores. What are the effects of tightening them up and minimizing the appearance of them? Well, many of us might suffer opened pores with aging and dry skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just washing your face with cold water, your pores will tighten up thus make pores virtually imperceptible. If you had been bothered by your pores discolouring darker, this will also help to minimise.


Additionally sagging of facial skin will improve. Sagging of the skin is caused by pores widening. So, if your pores tighten up, your skin will be firm and the sagging will improve lifting you skin. That is what the effects are, giving a big push in beautifying and anti-aging your skin.