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As horrible as it can be when we accidentally jump into a cold shower, or we inadvertently find ourselves as part of yet another ice bucket challenge, the cold has an abundance of benefits for us. We didn’t always have the benefit of warm water, and as such, embracing the cold can be going back to a simpler way of being. But, the cold can benefit our health as well as our beauty. So, with that in mind, how can it actually help us?
It Clears Our Pores
We spend so much time in the warmth our skin can lose a lot of its natural oils. The cold is a great way to keep our pores less visible. It’s also beneficial to our hair, because if we wash our hair in cold water, rather than hot, it doesn’t strip hair of this essential oils. By washing your hair or face with cold water, this prevents the secretion of sebum, which waterproofs the skin and hair, which can keep everything shining, while also reducing acne.
It Can Help Us Lose Weight
Even some of the more common non-surgical cosmetic dermatology treatment methods make the most of the cold. Cold-sculpting is a way of helping you to lose weight, but in essence, applying the cold to a specific body part can help reduce the adipose tissue. Even if you can’t afford this process, jump in cold water, and it can help you lose weight because the cold activates the so-called “brown” fat which works harder to keep us warm, and as such, this brown fat tackles the “white” fat which results in weight loss.
It Can Stop Us Getting Sick
Many people embrace the cold for various ailments, and it can even help with chronic pain. Because the cold water can activate our white blood cells, this can help to fight infection. And as cold weather and ice can help to reduce inflammation, this is the perfect post-gym procedure. As cold water can help your muscles to recover quicker, it benefits your body in so many different ways. The cold kicks your immune system into gear. So the next time you have a cold, you might want to think about embracing the cold!
It’s Vital To Our Beauty Sleep
If you have a cold shower a few hours before bedtime, this lowering of your core body temperature means that you will get a more restful sleep. Have you ever found that you wake up during the night because you’re too warm? It’s about getting that sweet spot in terms of your body temperature. This is why they say you need to have a cool bedroom temperature. It works wonders in the summer, especially when you struggle to get off to sleep because it’s that uncomfortable.
More people are embracing the cold, but a lot of people still what nothing to do with it. And the next time you have a shower, try and turn it to cool, because you’ll find that you’ll get used to it. The cold isn’t so bad!