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Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:29 am      Reply with quote
Does using cold water vs. warm water when washing your face really make a difference? I keep hearing that using cold water will help minimize pores. Then again, I hear that you have to use warm water in order to really get all the dirt and bacteria off your skin. And what about using a face steamer? Aren't you supposed to open up your pores before using a face mask? I'm confused now. Any opinions on the advantages/disadvantages of using each? Or does it not really make any difference at all, even if you don't use a toner?

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:37 am      Reply with quote
Sonia,

I like to use warm water to rinse the cleanser off of my face as I feel that it works better for cleansing and I feel that it helps to open my pores to take in the serums that I use... however, some people that I know follow up a warm water wash with a cold rinse and swear by it... Wink

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:04 am      Reply with quote
i perfer warm water even in summer.

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:20 am      Reply with quote
I prefer warm water too.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:06 am      Reply with quote
I have heard that you should wash your face with warm water, and then rinse with cool water to close your pores. I don't do it that way though. I just use warm.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:12 am      Reply with quote
violetanne wrote:
I have heard that you should wash your face with warm water, and then rinse with cool water to close your pores. I don't do it that way though. I just use warm.


I heard that too but I just use warm.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:16 am      Reply with quote
I would say I use cool to warm wather temp.

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:22 am      Reply with quote
I use warm water when washing my face and then splash cold water on my face before towelling it dry. This helps to close the pores that were open from the warm water.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:24 am      Reply with quote
In "Awakening beauty" from the Hauschka corporation, it's advised to wash with warm water and then cold. I can't take cold and go for cool.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:29 am      Reply with quote
Anna_in_Sweden wrote:
I use warm water when washing my face and then splash cold water on my face before towelling it dry. This helps to close the pores that were open from the warm water.


That's what I was taught. Warm water to cleanse, splash with cool to cold water to close pores. This final cool/cold rinse also seems to help control oil.

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:50 am      Reply with quote
This rinsing off with cool/cold water is going to get hard in the dead of winter for me. Even with my fuzzy slippers on the bathroom is mighty cold.

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:59 am      Reply with quote
I use cold water in the summer and cool water in the wintertime. It doesn't have to be icy just colder than normal.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:28 am      Reply with quote
If you have sensitive skin, always use tepid water, as any extremes of temperature could cause broken capillaries.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:00 am      Reply with quote
I wash with warm water, and then splash my face with cold water.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:34 pm      Reply with quote
I think tepid water is the best way to go for washing the face. Especially if you have sensitive skin. I don't think splashing your face with cold water really does much but make your face temporarily feel tighter and smoother
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:00 pm      Reply with quote
I usually wash with warm water but if I'm feeling a bit puffy or need to feel refreshed and awake I'll rinse with cool or cold water.

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:02 pm      Reply with quote
I heard that hot water can often inflame blemished skin..that is why it's wise to use cool water.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:27 pm      Reply with quote
I wash with cold water in the summer and warm water in the winter. Smile

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:37 pm      Reply with quote
I wash and rinse with warm water.

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:00 pm      Reply with quote
warm water for sure, but not too warm.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:01 pm      Reply with quote
lillilulu wrote:
If you have sensitive skin, always use tepid water, as any extremes of temperature could cause broken capillaries.


Thank you for this little goldne tip!!! No wonder afew of these popped up recently...I was using hot water. Bad . . . Bad girl I am Embarassed

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:26 pm      Reply with quote
how interesting! i didn't know hot water could break capillaries. bosoxy makes a good point though, wouldn't rinsing with warm water also help the serums soak into your skin better? or does it not really make a difference? that reminds me, one lady at the cosmetics counter said that at the very end of putting on all your lotion, etc. you should put toner on after everything else, just slap it on with the palms of your hands. Kind of like aftershave. I wonder if that would help seal in the serums/moisturizers...

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:05 pm      Reply with quote
chellsta wrote:
lillilulu wrote:
If you have sensitive skin, always use tepid water, as any extremes of temperature could cause broken capillaries.


Thank you for this little goldne tip!!! No wonder afew of these popped up recently...I was using hot water. Bad . . . Bad girl I am Embarassed

Laughing Me too! I wash my whole body with very hot water, I NEED to stop!
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Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:51 am      Reply with quote
Chellsta and dealated, you're welcome. Unfortunately, I learnt the hard way and had to have laser treatment to remove mine.
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Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:32 am      Reply with quote
warm water to clean and cold water to finish up. Good to keep the elasticity! Laughing
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