You should be rinsing your face with cool or lukewarm water to avoid dry skin! You might just be rinsing your face wrong if you’re using hot water. I actually love using hot water to rinse with. It not only feels really good but it also breaks up cleansing oil and cleansing balms, etc…really easily. I always feel like I have a bit of a film on my face when I rinse using cool or lukewarm water (double cleansing helps with this).
But I’ve learned the best and proper way to rinse is with cooler or lukewarm water.
Because even if warm water feels great and rinses away your cleanser completely it also rinses away the natural oils on your face which will leave you feeling quite dry especially if you already have drier skin. Do yourself a favor, stop rinsing with warm water and be amazed by the results.
It’s a complete myth that warm water opens pores and cold water closes them. They’ve been lying to you all these years! Time to take action and do your own thing and that thing should be rinsing with cooler water!
I love a long, hot shower as much as anyone else but it literally murders my skin. Likewise, for my face. After switching to cooler water my skin is a lot less drier and considerably less tight after I wash my face. Granted, it hasn’t eliminated my dry skin nor will it ever do that but it will prevent my skin from drying out further. That’s why Summer is so great as waking up in the morning and taking a cooler shower is never a chore. I have my Nest set to turn off my AC a few hours before I hit the shower in the AM. Typically my house keeps pleasantly cool well after the AC is turned off but it is still comfortable enough to take a cool shower without turning into an ice cube. Add to the fact that a cool shower wakes my morning hating self up super quickly which means I spend a lot less time applying lipgloss as eyeshadow.
You’ll feel the difference.
Do you rinse with hot, cold, or lukewarm water?