I know that taking one requires a lot of courage and that, as winter comes, they will be almost impossible. But the truth is that when you see the benefits of a cold water bath for the immune system, skin and hair, you will start to think better of it.
Although the hot showers are relaxing and pleasant, the cold showers are stimulating and therefore are perfect to start our day, especially if you wake up tired. The trick is to start with warm water and lower the temperature until you feel that it runs perfectly through your back, trunk and legs.
One of its main advantages is that it tones the muscles, which complements our work in the gym and takes away the dreaded sagging. As if that were not enough, it relieves pain in the legs and improves circulation.
But the skin is the main beneficiary of cold water. Yep. If you have acne problems, the cold works as an astringent and will close the pores. Likewise, it will prevent the skin from drying out, very common if you shower with hot water. And if you wake up with bags under your eyes, the cold water will help to deflate the area a little.
On the face, it allows facial redness to subside. If you use ice water before applying makeup, you will be matching the nuances of your face and you will begin to "destroy" the lines of expression.
Cold water showers have a visible effect on the hair: it looks brighter and more attractive as it improves the follicles of the scalp and makes them more resistant, flexible and manageable.
These baths are said to also help prevent baldness and to remove dandruff naturally. Hot water, on the other hand, opens the pores and causes more sebum to be produced, which makes your clean appearance less attractive. Do you need more reasons?