It may sound crazy, and definitely not as appealing as a hot shower, but the benefits of cold showers might just convince you to switch up your routine to something a bit chillier...
Benefits of Cold Showering
Cold showers improve circulation by means of sending blood down to your organs to keep them warm which is great for your overall cardiovascular health.
A UK study showed that taking regular cold showers increases the amount of disease fighting white blood cells, compared to that of those who take regular hot showers.
BETTER HAIR AND SKIN
Ice cold water can help our skin by preventing it from losing too many natural oils. Cold showers also help to keep hair shiny, strong & healthy by keeping the follicles flat and increasing their grip to the scalp
SPEED UP MUSCLE RECOVERY
Although it won’t be as effective as a fully submersed ice bath, it will improve circulation, and help remove some lactic acid. Try alternating between very hot and very cold to let the blood come and go to the surface. Your muscles will thank you.
HELP PREVENT PREMATURE AGEING
A youthful-looking complexion is only possible with proper blood circulation. Poor skin blood flow results in dry, dull, and aged complexion. Given that cold water improves blood flow, you're essentially helping your skin prevent premature skin aging every time you shower using cold water.
PREVENT STRESS-RELATED SKIN CONDITIONS
Cold showers can trigger endorphins, or 'happy hormones' , to be released by the body, causing your stress levels to significantly decline. When this happens, you are less prone to experiencing stress-related skin conditions, such skin issues include acne, psoriasis, and atopic/contact dermatitis, among others.