16 Jul Is Hot Water Bad For Your Skin?
Returning exhausted from work and all you want is a hot bath that will relax you. But did you know that this will “steal” some of your youth? Experts stress out that hot water causes vasodilation, creating spider veins and unsightly red spots on the skin. Is hot water bad for your skin?
Spider veins are a predominantly female problem (it is estimated that 7 out of 10 women suffer from them), which indeed indicates your age, as it usually occurs after 40. This phenomenon is even more pronounced on the face, where skin is thinner and therefore more sensitive. So if you are used to daily washing your face with hot water, then it is time to change this habit.
So is hot water bad for your skin? YES!
What can you do?
-Wash your face with cool or cold water. If you cannot quit the habit of taking a hot shower, then try to start off with lukewarm water and gradually increase the hot water, thus giving time for your skin to get used to the temperature.
-Eat food rich in vitamin K, such as green leafy vegetables (e.g. cabbage, lettuce, spinach, Brussels sprouts), which improve the flexibility of blood vessels.
-Avoid Alcohol which is an aggravating factor for spider veins.
All in all it is much better to use cold or lukewarm water in your everyday life, rather than hot water. Do not forget that it is best to use your Caviar of Switzerland beauty products after you had your relaxing shower as the skin is clean and ready to absorb them.