Why do we get used to warm water quicker than cold water when bathing?

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Why do we get used to warm water quicker than cold water when bathing?

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I think this is because the warm water is closer to our body temperature. The cold water feels super cold because its so different from our body temp, whereas warm water is comparably not too far off. 🙂

Getting in cold water is going to put your skin in the middle of a temperature tug of war. Your insides want to heat your skin up to 98.6F, the bath wants to cool it down to its own temperature.

If you get into warm water, you get heated up from the inside and the outside at the same time, so you reach the target temperature much faster.