Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    2,752

    Hot or Cold water?

    Hi.

    Since Winter has been started , I take baths with hot water steam and all that.
    I have heard some where that hot water is somehow good for your skin. I was wondering if its true? why is hot water good for your skin and why not cold water?

    Just wondering.


    Thank you.

    regards,
    Diesel
    I'm Zafar Ahmed.
    I provide
    SEO Services & eMarketing consultancy
    I'll be glad to hear from you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Reading, England
    Posts
    4,243
    Hot water opens up all your pores and makes it easier to remove dirt and grease.
    Steve

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    2,130
    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex-Steve
    Hot water opens up all your pores and makes it easier to remove dirt and grease.
    No offence D1esel but thats a bit obvious. I'm surprised you didn't realise this.
    On a seperate note: I'd also argue that hot water is better for your skin (especially dry skin) because ensures more moisture is maintained in the skin. With cold water, the water is running off your skin, hot water penetrates to a great extent.

    Jord
    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    2,752
    Thanks Steve and effusionx .I swear I did not know anything about it.
    I'm Zafar Ahmed.
    I provide
    SEO Services & eMarketing consultancy
    I'll be glad to hear from you

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    548
    As a side note, if you shave:
    Use warm water before you shave, to soften the hair, then warm water to rinse with, then rinse with cold water to lock in the moisture. After that, you can apply a moisturiser.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    261
    Quote Originally Posted by effusionx1
    On a seperate note: I'd also argue that hot water is better for your skin (especially dry skin) because ensures more moisture is maintained in the skin. With cold water, the water is running off your skin, hot water penetrates to a great extent.

    Jord
    I disagree. Skin moisture is maintained by your natural oils not by water. Hot water removes the oils more than cold and is actually worse for dry skin.
    Bob
    The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
    - African Proverb

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    1,211
    I prefer warm water and then cold water.....such a nice sensation

  8. #8
    Hot water is nice and all, but there's nothing like jumping into the shower and turning the knob to icy and getting that good morning jolt!
    A Collection of Web Hosts
    Small biographies on hosts, uptime reports and some reviews
    Feel free to add your review or add a host that isn't on the list.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    3,301
    Uhm ... I use hot water the shower all year round. I don't really know why you wouldn't.
    Jay Sudowski // Handy Networks LLC // Co-Founder & CTO
    AS30475 - Level(3), HE, Telia, XO and Cogent. Noction optimized network.
    Offering Dedicated Server and Colocation Hosting from our SSAE 16 SOC 2, Type 2 Certified Data Center.
    Current specials here. Check them out.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    743
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Suds
    Uhm ... I use hot water the shower all year round. I don't really know why you wouldn't.
    I would agree. Why would you use cold water when hot water is so much more refreshing.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    NY, NY
    Posts
    3,975
    I always take really hot showers..
    why?

    because i like it!

    lol

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,468
    yea! me too ilyash, i always take really hot showers sometimes i burn.....my skin....:\
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Extreme Central Iowa
    Posts
    10
    I love a real hot shower, but after drying off, I'm sweating like a whore in church. I supose I'm just exersizing my sweat glands? This should help getting rid of some toxins in the body. Recently I've modified my shower by changing to cold water, twords the end, for cooling off and to close the pores.

  14. #14
    bobcares is offline [email protected]
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    India, US, Germany
    Posts
    1,598
    I prefer cold water... It gives a cool feeling.
    No offense here. but one thing I have noticed with all Americans is that .. they take a shower in hot water in summers as well as winters. And drink coke/water/whatever with a lot of ice in summers as well as winters... :-)

    Regards
    Amar
    A student once asked his teacher, "Master, what is enlightenment?"
    The master replied, "When hungry, eat. When tired, sleep. When you need care, come to bobcares...."

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    5,954
    Quote Originally Posted by Blapto
    As a side note, if you shave:
    Use warm water before you shave, to soften the hair, then warm water to rinse with, then rinse with cold water to lock in the moisture. After that, you can apply a moisturiser.
    What next, a WHT how-to on applying hot wax to your legs? , so silky smooth!

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Kennesaw, GA
    Posts
    1,033
    Quote Originally Posted by schmeg007
    Hot water is nice and all, but there's nothing like jumping into the shower and turning the knob to icy and getting that good morning jolt!

    Actually the same effect can be achieved by having your naked body slapped with 800 rubber bands at once. But other than that, there certainly is nothing like it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •