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Question #5807 posted on 05/24/2004 12:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
There was a question once where it talked about how with different water temperatures ( when taking a shower), the pores on your body will open or close. But I don't think it was ever specified which temperature does which. And would this be useful to help get acne under control in any way?
- zits suck

A: Dear zits suck,

Warm water opens pores and cold water closes them.

Lots of websites about acne treatment recommend washing your face with warm water to help open and cleanse the pores. You can also steam your face a few times a week by pouring hot water into a large bowl and then leaning over it with a towel over your head. Once the steam is gone, rinse your face with cold water.

-The Grad Student