Today, I thought I would share with you my experience using tepid water to wash my face versus when I used to use hot water. My skin type is dry/sensitive and is very break out prone if I use the wrong products. It is also very sensitive to weather changes and will become extremely dry and flaky in the winter months, and oily in the summer months. Since I made the decision to use only tepid water to wash my face, I have noticed a significant difference in my skin. It is less dry, I have noticed a reduction in redness and breakouts, and the overall suppleness of my skin. I began to notice a trend that in the winter months, my skin would break out more, becoming very irritated and dry. I linked it to the use of hot water to wash my face since it is colder and that is what you would tend to do. In the summer months, I always have flawless skin because I use tepid, sometimes cool water to wash my face.
It is suggested that the right temperature of the water for your face is warm or tepid water. You can try experimenting to see what temperature is comfortable for you and it should not burn your finger when under the tap. So why is it important to use tepid, warm water? It is said that this temperature not only unclogs the pores, but it also maintains your skin natural oils. If the water is too hot, you will strip your skin of the natural oils, causing it to become very dry and irritated. However, if the water is too cold it cannot sufficiently remove the daily oil and dirt that is trapped in your pores. Its all about a balance! This may sounds very simple and basic, but it has made such a significant improvement in my skin. I used to think that washing my face with hot water will somehow dry out my pimples, but it only made things worse. I hope this beauty tip has helped you out! Don’t forget to like, follow, and comment!