Few people think fondly of cold showers. However, turning the temperature down and taking a cold shower can provide surprising benefits for your body and skin.
1. Cold Showers Increase Alertness
Taking a cold shower in the morning forces the body to engage in deep breathing in response to the body’s shock to cold water. That “shock” increases overall oxygen intake, raising the heart rate and releasing a rush of blood through the entire body. This gives a natural dose of energy for the day.
2. Cold Showers Refine Hair and Skin
One of the most natural ways to perk up your hair and skin is with a cold shower. Hot water tends to dry out skin and cold water will generally prevent the loss of healthy natural oils.
Cold showers can also make hair appear shinier and stronger by flattening hair follicles and increasing their ability to grip the scalp.
3. Cold Showers Can Improve Muscle Recovery after Exercise
You don’t have to immerse your body in a vat of ice to realize the benefits of cold. It’s easy to achieve a comparable benefit by taking a quick cold shower after a workout.
4. Cold Showers Can Strengthen Immunity
Cold showers speed up the body’s metabolic rate and the increase of this rate can ignite the immune system which releases virus-fighting white blood cells. This, coupled with a healthy lifestyle, may help you get sick less frequently.
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