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How Taking Cold Showers Will Benefit Your Skin

After a good night’s sleep, all you want in the morning is a hot shower, but guess what? Taking cold showers is so much better for your skin than washing in high temperature showers.

Are you ready to upgrade your shower?  Consider this your ultimate guide to showering for skin health!

The benefits of taking quick, cold showers:

We get it — taking cold showers doesn’t exactly sound like the most enjoyable experience. The concept of cold therapy or skin icing is not a new one. In fact, it has been around for centuries. But using cold water doesn’t have to mean taking an ice bath, listening to your body and don’t force the coldest temperatures if it doesn’t feel right.

What’s more, cooler showers can have some major benefits for your skin! By cutting down on your shower time and lowering the temperature, you could enjoy softer, smoother skin and shinier hair.

How Taking Cold Showers Will Benefit Your Skin

That’s because water that’s colder than our natural body temperature causes the body to work slightly harder to maintain its core temperature. When taken regularly, cold showers can make our circulatory system more efficient. And that means better blood circulation which translates into better skin health.

How does it affect your hair?

Cold water not only helps the scalp retain its moisture, it also seals down the hair cuticles and helps lock moisture into the strands themselves. For those who may prefer a warmer shower, no need to worry. You don’t have to keep the shower cold for the duration of your routine instead, making the water colder right when you rinsing out the product from your hair, in order to seal the hydrating properties for super-soft strands.

Showers are best limited to five to 10 minutes with 60 seconds left to a cold burst, this is enough time to cleanse and hydrate the skin without stripping and receive the benefits of the cold boost.

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Dr. Donika

About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
She has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.

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