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Fact or fiction: Cold water closes pores

 
Is it true that running your face under freezing cold water after washing helps close your pores?

 

Yes! When you wash your face, start with a warm temperature, so that the water is almost steaming. Let the steam sink into your skin, opening up your pores, and then splash some H2O on your face to help ya root out daily grime. If the water is too hot to touch, turn it down before you scald yourself!

 

Use your usual cleansing products, and afterward, rinse with chilled water. The cool H2O will close your pores back up, sealing your skin to prevent bad bacteria from camping out and causing probs. We bet you’ll notice an instant difference in the amount of acne that crops up on your face.

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by Becca Cooper | 2/1/2016
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