Updated: May 11
Here’s an interesting technique that’s a great way to start your day and leaves you so refreshed and awake. It’s called the 100 times face splash.
The technique itself is quite simple but an effective way to cleanse your face deeply.
Many of my clients love this as much as I do and have told me that its made a difference to their skin.
Lean over the sink, turn on the faucet to cold and splash water on your face 100 times in a quick upward motion. Make sure the temperature of the water is colder than your body temperature. Also remember that, it feels best when the last 20 splashes are ice cold.
There are a couple of alternate ways to do this based on your situation.
Alternative 1: Use this method, if you don’t want to waste water.
All you have to do is fill up a big bowl with cold water and place it over a sink or countertop. Lean over and place your face above the bowl. Splash your face 100 times using your hands. You could add ice cubes in it for the last 20 splashes to make it really ice cold. You can use this water for your plants after.
Just as a word of caution, if you have acne, its best to use running tap water so that you don’t spread the bacteria. That is the reason, I prefer running water as my skin is prone to break outs.
Alternative 2: Use this method if you want to save time.
If you have a hand-held shower, then turn over the shower-head upwards so that it’s spraying upwards, turn the water temperature to cold and bend your face over it for about 20 – 30 secs so that cold water sprays on to your face with a mild force.
I use this method to finish off my shower.
Benefits of 100 Times Face Splash:
Deeply cleanses the pores.
Shrinks the pores.
Evens out the complexion.
Leaves your skin cool and refreshed.
Reduces morning puffiness around eyes and face.
The best time to do this is early in the morning when you wake up and once in the night during your nighttime skin care routine. In fact, I don’t even use a face cleanser in the morning… I just use the 100 times face splash to freshen up my face.
The best part - you are anyway going to wash your face. Just that, you will do it slightly differently. So don’t look at it like an added task but make it a part of your daily routine. It’s quicker and easier than you think.
The 100 times face splash is awesome. However, there are some ‘don’ts’ which you need to keep in mind while doing this technique
Do not use hot water
Do not rub your skin with hands while washing
Do not rub your skin with a towel after washing. Just pat it dry gently.
And if you feel your skin is feeling drier after the face splash, you could rub a bit of oil on your face before you do the splashes next time.
I love doing the 100 times face splash because it instantly wakes me up and wakes up my face leaving me feeling cool and refreshed. My skin looks brighter, tighter and smoother.
Try it out today and let me know how you feel!