For over 40 years A-List Celebrities have been using cold water splashes, even dunks into their sinks filled with ice cubes for anti-aging as well as for Red Carpet events.
Hollywood diva, Joan Crawford would splash her face with ice water 25 times every time she washed it, yikes! I can’t even imagine this medieval beauty routine.
You if you are one of the many brave souls out there willing to cleanse your face with cold water, here are the benefits:
It tones the skin making it look fresh and younger
The regular use of cold water slows down the aging process as if fills out wrinkles. It will help to smooth your complexion by combatting fat cells, ease wrinkles, fight acne, and promote blood circulation that will help heal blemishes.
Cold water promotes blood circulation which helps give your face brightness, vitality, and more color, especially in the am. When we sleep our cells regenerate hence, our pores expand, and our faces may seem a little puffy when we wake up.
Your makeup will stay on longer with a matt finish
As your pores are smaller your makeup locks in like butter making your pores invisible. Just washing your face with cold water, your pores will tighten up thus make pores virtually imperceptible. If you had been bothered by your pores discoloring darker, this will also make it minimize.
Combats sagging aging skin
Sagging of facial skin will improve. Sagging of the skin is the cause of pores widening. So, if your pores tighten up, your skin will be firm, and the sagging will improve lifting your skin. That is what the effects are, giving a big push in beautifying and anti-aging your skin.
How to cleanse your face properly to reap the maximum benefits:
First cleanse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water. Do not wash your face with cold water before that. Remove all makeup and clean out your pores. For rinsing, again use warm water and get the residue all off. Then finally you can use cold water!
If you still have makeup residue on your face when you start your cold water wash, the makeup will harden on your face and clog up your pores. It’s useless to tighten open pores with makeup residue or dirt in them. It might further result in you to getting acne or inflammation on your skin.
Using warm and then cold water has other positive effects on your skin. It will better your microcirculation. By stimulating your skin using alternation of warm and cold water the blood vessels will initiate intense contraction of the vessel. Your pores are like your muscles; they need to be toned up.
Ideally, you should wash your face for over 30 seconds with ice cubes, but I think it’s too painful for beauty. Whichever method you choose, just be sure the water is a bit cooler than your usual temperature.
Sending lots of warm beauty vibes!
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