Why cold showers are good for you?

Find out why it would only take you 2 minutes to feel the benefits of cold water.

Cold Shower Beauty Benefits

Many of us wouldn’t dare to take a cold shower. You are probably thinking, how is a cold shower good for me? Well, it really isn't. It’s not the cold water that is benefiting you, on the contrary, it's the warmth that your body is producing while reacting to the cold water that is balancing your internal temperature.

This “thermic reaction” expels all the impurities we have in our skin, giving us great natural benefits. You need to start small and gradually. When you get in the shower you should wet your toes first and little by little wet the rest of your body until you get to your neck. It’s not necessary to wet your head. Do this for 2 minutes. If you rush into the water and stay for a longer period of time than suggested you could get sick or get a bad headache.

Once you’ve finished your shower, make sure to cover yourself up quickly or move your feet and hands so you can generate heat in your body once again.

Here are 4 great & proved benefits of taking cold showers.

1. Could increase metabolism
When it comes to burning calories, a good cold shower helps. When our body is exposed to cold water it produces energy in order to continuously re-regulate our internal temperature, burning many calories.

2. Could promote healthy hair
The rule goes like this: Hot water opens your hair cuticles while cold water closes them. So, if you wash your hair with hot water, make sure to lower the temperature before you finish showering so that your cuticles have a chance to close. Otherwise this could cause for your hair to fall out or get frizzy.

3. Pore help
When you take a cold shower your pores close. This prevents grease and other skin impurities from getting in. Remember also that if you take a very hot shower your skin will dry, making it vulnerable to dermatological problems like eczema.

4. Soft feet
When you wash the bottom of your feet with cold water while massaging them, they’ll feel softer when you come out. This happens because you are stimulating better blood circulation with cold water.

Now that you know some of the benefits, would you take a cold shower every day? Tell us.


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