After you wash your face with warm water and soap, a splash of cold water serves as a refreshing wake-up call. The coldness makes skin feel tight, so many people believe that an icy rinse shrinks pores. Frigid water won't hurt you, but it's not guaranteed to improve your skin.
Cold Water and Your Skin
Cold water temporarily tightens skin by constricting blood flow, but it doesn't shrink pores, according to dermatologist David E. Bank. Pore size is determined by genetics, so it can't be changed. The Redbook website states that cold water doesn't have any tightening effect on pores. Hot water isn't better because it can dehydrate skin, so it's best to wash your face with lukewarm water. A splash of cool water can ease facial redness, however. When combined with cold water, lemon juice may have a toning effect. Mix equal parts lemon juice and cold water and then apply the solution to your face after washing.
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Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.