Cleansing is an important step in skincare routine, however, doing it right is of equal importance. Washing your face with water that’s too hot or too cold can do more harm than good for your skin. Just like you carefully select your facial cleanser after learning its ingredients and what they do for your skin, you should know what different water temperatures do to your skin.

We have given a low down below, let’s take a look at each...

Hot water
 

Hot water

On cold winter mornings and after a tiring day you just want to soak your body in a tub of hot water. While it may seem like a very relaxing thought, water that’s too hot can dry your skin out. It strips off the natural oils from your skin making your pores produce more sebum and lead to greasy skin. Extreme heat can also damage the protective barrier of your skin which acts as a shield from external aggressors. This water temperature can also increase the sensitivity levels of your skin.

Cold water
 

Cold water

It’s no secret that cold water makes your skin retract and make pores less visible. Splashing cold water on your face therefore makes you look more awake and refreshed. However, this is only temporary your pores will go back to their original size once your skin comes in contact with normal room temperature. While it is okay to splash some cold water on your face once in a while we do not recommend using it daily.

Lukewarm water
 

Lukewarm water

Lukewarm water is subjective to each individual, however, it is considered to be the right temperature for your skin. Water that’s moderately warm will give the best skin care results. It effectively removes dirt from your skin without ruining the oil balance of your skin.