Washnig your face

United States
November 22, 2007 6:20am CST
When you wash your face do you use cold water, warm water, or really hot water..What else..besides water do you use.. Me I dont put nothing on my face but water..warm water.
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
22 Nov 07
I like those pre-soaped face cloth things. I have some acne issues, and it gets totally out of control if I just use water. But I found some acne stuff that works in that form, so I just wash with those and warm water. :) It's nice and lazy... just like me. ;P
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• United States
22 Nov 07
Really.. Perhaps taking out certain things from your diet will help you with your acne..like caffeine..chocolate..soda. . I love plain or warm water;)
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
22 Nov 07
I've tried modifying my diet, and it makes me tired and grumpy, but does nothing for my face. :P
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• United States
22 Nov 07
warm water by itself wil do as much for you and even more then putting soap on your face:)
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Hi littlefranciscan! I washed my face with warm water and soap. There are certain parts of my face that is oily so I have to use a special kind of soap that will eliminate the oiliness but won't really dry it out. I rinse it with warm water but for the final rinse, I use moderately cold water to close the pores on my face. Take care and have a nice day. :)
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• United States
23 Nov 07
I see..I suppose you use a wash cloth when washing your face? The cloth will help pull the oils off your face with warm water:)
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Hi again! nope, i don't. just work on a lather on my face and hoping all the oils will washed off with the rinsing. haha.. I think i will try using wash cloth but will have to really look for a very soft one. that is a fine idea. thanks. Take care and have a wonderful day. :)
@brew2x (3094)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
I use tap water for my face, in our place the water is a little bit cold. I just use soap to wash my face up twice a day.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
What kind of soap do you use to wash your face each day? I would bet the tap water is a little cold.
@brew2x (3094)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
I just use an ordinary mild soap =) and it works for me =)
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
23 Nov 07
I use warm water and a mild soap,Pears. I have very oil skin and yet I cannot use anything too drying. I could use just warm water, but how am I going to get rid of the dirt? I could scrape it off, but I find soap easier. I do not make enough money to buy those lotions.
• United States
23 Nov 07
Well with the oils of your face and the warm water..dirt shouldnt be sticking around too long:)
@raychill (6529)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I use face wash and the water temperature all depends on where I wash my sink. It's usually cold to luke warm if I'm washing my face in my sink and it's usually warm to hot if I wash my face while I'm taking a shower. I wash my face every day with face wash.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
Yes it is good to wash your face every day..gets the excess oils of your face.
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Nov 07
Perhaps it sounds very strange. I always have a shower with hot water. However, I always wash my face with cold water. First, I don't want to turn on the heater so that I can wash with hot water. Anyway, washing face isn't like having a bath. I don't need a lot of water and it won't last for a long time. So I don't want to waste the engergy. Second, I have heard that washing with cold water will make your skin smooth:)
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• United States
23 Nov 07
I never heard that cold water makes it smooth..that is a first..where did you hear this from? I agree that no need to spend to much time washing one's face.
• China
22 Nov 07
Actually,i think good to use hot and cold water.That is to say,firstly,use hot water to wash your face,it is helpful when you want to clean up the oil covered on your face. Secondly,use soap and cold water to wash it again.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
That is a different combination. hot and cold. I simply use warm to wash and warm to rinse:)
@diillu (5121)
22 Nov 07
Well, I use mild water while washing my face neither hot nor cold. I think too cold water and too hot water is really harmful for the skin in face. So, I always use warm water and during summer time I use face wash in order to get rid of the oil from my face.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
That is a wonderful way to cleanse your skin ..
• United States
22 Nov 07
I use warm water too. I heard you aren't suppose to use really hot water because it'll hurt your face more than helping it. And I never scrub my face, I heard that can really get you some blemishes!!
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• United States
22 Nov 07
Right..If you scrub your face and have blemishes it will only make them spread..It's best not to aggrivate your face and make the rash spread more.:)
@hopejordan (3562)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
hi there littlefranciscan congrats on 4000 posts you must be very happy anyways i dont usually wash my face but sometimes when i am in the shower i will do it thanks for this discussion
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• United States
22 Nov 07
Well. I would throw a party here on mylot with a nice discussion .for hitting 4000..but last time I hit 3000 my discussion was deleted..so..thanks.. Also I agree..if you put anything on your face it should be water..I don't think God meant for us to have all kinds of detergents added to our skin:)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 07
Hello littlefranciscan. Good discussion. I use some facial foam with cold water. It necessary for face that have pimple problem like me. And I will feel very fresh after that. HAPPY LUCKY. **prettyhanan**
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• United States
22 Nov 07
Facial foam.. I never heard of this.. I will have to look into it;)
@shinnis (55)
• China
10 Dec 07
i use warmed water in the winter and cool water in summer to give a good cleaning to my face ,Ahha ! ^^ if i want to make a face mask i will have some hot water to cover my face or steamed my face to let the cell poer get larger and thirsty for some nutrition . Then it is the right time to have the seaweed or pearl powder face mask. So effective , you can try ..
• China
23 Nov 07
I have seen many books that we should use cold and warm water in turn.But really cold in winter!
@pinay81 (1537)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
i wash my face 1st with warm water and soap after that i wash it with cold water and damped with wife towel and put some moisturizer cream specially this winter comes my face more dry:-)
@nkhanna (925)
• India
23 Nov 07
i normally was my face wit cold water. ihad read in magazine that face should always be washed by cold water and if its too cold water then just with luke warm water.never with hot water as it affects the skin.i normally use Avon cleanser to wash my face.and after that i use the Avon toner to get a relaxing effect and then i put the cream.
@EMZo03 (213)
23 Nov 07
If my skin is dry ill wash it with neutrogena extra gentle facewash-its called something like that and on the bottle it says "adds moisture back every time you wash". I guess it is also a "wipe-off" facewash, which i sppose goes to show how gentle it is. It doesnt have a strong scent at all, and it's not a scrub. If my skin isnt dry I just use water as well, only i do it a lil different than you. Ill start washing my face with warm water(supposedly it opens up your pores) to get all the impurities off. then Ill finish with cool water, not harshly cold though.(supposedly cooler water shrinks pores, or closes them a little) And if i ever need a scrub every once in a while, I use some Olay scrub that i dont know exacly what its called, lol. whateveerrrr.. cool "discussion" though
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
from where i am, we dont need a water heater, so its just tap water from the faucet,... the weather here is hot most of the time, so i what i get from the faucet is slightly warm water. LOL... (we have a stainless over head tank, that's why,) i am not really meticuluous in washing my face, warm or cold, depends on the weather
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
23 Nov 07
hi friend i also dont put any cosmetics to my face when i wash it. i also use water either cold or hot as long as i use water. it works for me because i havent develop much pimple when using water alone. so its good. good day to you.