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Four benefits of washing your face with cold water

Skin Care
 Washing your face with cold water in the morning helps to reduce puffiness (Photo: Shutterstock)

The fear of splashing cold water on your face early in the morning when you wake up is almost certain for everyone. We are sure you are cringing right now just by the thought of it. However, what if you knew that bracing the cold could be all that your face needs? Stick around as you learn more through the benefits.

Helps with puffy eyes in the morning

When you sleep, your cells use this time to regenerate, the pores open up making our faces look a little puffy. For some, it's a menace because the swelling is so bad that it completely disfigures them. Cold water is a great remedy for this especially in the morning as it will help reduce the puffy eyes.

Works great as an anti-wrinkle aid 

We all worry about aging and we would do anything to slow the process especially if it's cost- effective. Cold water will work magic on you as an anti-wrinkle cream. How, you ask? When you use cold water regularly in the morning it will tone it, making it look fresh and younger.Using hot or even warm water opens the pores of the skin and brings out redness, so, switching to the slap of cold water hitting your face in the morning and evening helps. Hot water opens your pores, which also makes them reddish, splashing some cold water will close them up and give you a soothing effect.

Helps with harmful effects of sun rays

The effects of global warming are now more obvious than ever before. Harmful rays are  penetrating more to the ozone layer harming our skin. With the cost of living becoming more expensive, sun screens are beyond the reach of many.This is the reason why you'll need to start applying some cold water because it helps with this too. It will get rid of the harmful effects and protect the opened pores on your skin that get exposed to the sun's harmful rays. 

There you have it, the next time you are shying away from that morning cold water, please stop and think about the great benefit it could bring you.

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