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Is it better to wash your face with hot or cold water?

Asked by: Honey Puppy 490 views Skin & Body

wandering if is better to wash your face with hot or cold water to get rid of acne

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  1. efflandt on Aug 08, 2013

    Here are some useful tips to wash your acne prone skin without aggravate your condition:1) Wash 1-2 times daily. Physicians agree that the ideal frequency to wash your skin twice daily, preferably in the morning and before going to bed. Also excessive washing doesn’t always mean better results-If you constantly wash your skin, you remove your skin’s natural oils and the skin reacts be producing more oil and more breakouts.2) Use gentle oil free formulas that don’t contain alcohol. Many cleansers contain harsh chemicals which often cause adverse reactions in sensitive skin types, dry out the skin or simply aggravate the condition. Many times a product claims to fight acne but in reality some ingredients found in the formula may cause light to mild skin damage. A product with too many ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s better than a simple and gentle formulation. Rule of thumb: If you see many ingredients in the label that you have no clue what they are, avoid purchasing the product and choose a simple formula with neutral ph instead.3) Use your fingertips. Apply the cleanser with your fingertips using circular motion and avoid using washcloths or loofas which may irritate the skin –leave those only for thicker parts of the body such as ankles and elbows. Also, avoid cleansing scrubs with large granules because they tend to irritate the skin and sometimes cause more zits to appear.4) Rise with lukewarm water. Lukewarm water that is not too hot or cold, is ideal for washing your acne prone skin because it’s more gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause redness or the tight feeling associated with freezing cold water.5) Always use a clean and soft towel after washing. If the towel is dirty or not soft enough you’ll get bacteria or irritate your skin. However it’s best to wash your towels with a gentle fragrance-free detergent- harsh detergents on clothes and towels are often associated with skin irritation and more breakouts.

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  2. larryhuckabee on Aug 08, 2013

    i think cold is better because if you say hot water it will get burn. try rice water and milk cause it worken on me. you just need to mix rice water and milk or rice powder and milk then use it as toner or a carrot soap. it helped me get rid of it.

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  3. Jellybean Cupcakes on Aug 08, 2013

    You should wash your face with warm water to open up your pores so you can clean them better then you can get an ice cube and rub it on your face and leave it a few seconds on your acne, hope this helps!:)

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  4. Butterfly Sizzles on Aug 08, 2013

    With cold water because it tightens your skin and prevents pores from getting huge. Thus prevents one from getting acne! :D

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  5. stephenk on Aug 08, 2013

    Hot water opens pores and cold water closes them so what I do is hot water, face wash, cold water

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  6. Rena on Aug 08, 2013

    Hot first, to open the pores, put soap rinse with hot. Then put cold to close the pores again to keep out dirt.

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  7. Daniel on Aug 08, 2013

    Wash with hot water to open your pours, rinse with cold water to close them.

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  8. Sweet Mama on Aug 08, 2013

    Neither, both can cause blood vessels to burst under the skin and cause redness. Try warm water

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  9. Ms.X on Aug 08, 2013

    Hot. Answer mine!!

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