Style

5 Reasons Why You Should (Wo)Man Up And Take A Cold Shower

July 20, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | Style

Most people would never even consider taking a cold shower voluntarily. I’ve taken a few cold showers in my life (thank you, Hurricane Sandy) and it wasn’t exactly enjoyable. My cold showers lasted no longer than 10 minutes and it was not at all relaxing. While the majority of the population takes hot showers, there are people who prefer cold showers. Believe it or not, cold showers are actually beneficial. If you aren’t sure whether or not to take a cold shower willingly, here are five reasons you should consider it.

1. Burns fat. There are two types of fat in the body: white fat and brown fat. White fat is what we as humans try to lose and brown fat generates heat to keep our bodies warm. If you take a cold shower, brown fat is “activated” and works to make your body warm, which burns calories as a result.

2. Improves hair and skin. Hot water strips your skin and hair of natural oils. Taking a cold shower will prevent this from happening. Also, cold water tightens your pores so it will keep dirt from entering on your face and scalp.

3. Improves circulation. In cold temperatures, your blood circulates around your organs to keep them warm, essentially. Not only does blood flow increase circulation, it also helps lower blood pressure, increase immunity and more.

4. Encourages deep breathing. Have you ever jumped into a cold pool or had cold water thrown on you? Chances are you took a deep breath once your body came in contact with the cold temperatures. Embrace the cold water and take deep breaths to calm your body down.

5. Aids in treating depression. According to Medical Dailycold water improves mood “due to the intense impact of cold receptors in the skin, which send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from the peripheral nerve endings to the brain. Thus, it produces an antidepressive effect, and boosts moods, making it a pick-me-up.”

Don’t miss if washing your face can cause breakouts and the benefits of showering in the morning vs. at night!

[Photo: Shutterstock]

 

Author:

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

Get Over To Nordstrom ASAP And Take Advantage Of This $15 Deal Before It's Gone

I've been shopping long enough to know that despite ...

Fashion

Don't Miss Your Chance To Win A Free Pair Of Shoes From FitFlop

It's the summer shoe giveaway you've been waiting ...

beauty

25 Brands That Are Celebrating Pride Month By Giving Back

June is a very exciting month. Not ...

Fashion

FYI, This Is The Perfect Tank Top Every Woman Should Own For Summer

What's summer without a drawer full of easy, breezy ...

Fashion

4 Different Ways To Wear This Season's Biggest Dress Trend

Before each new season, we always do our research to ...

Fashion

The Perfect Lightweight, Wear-Anywhere Summer Dress Is On Sale For $32 Right Now

Psst! If you need a versatile, comfortable dress to wear ...

Fashion

Don't Miss Your Chance To Get Madewell's Bestselling Tank For Just $12.99

Are you enjoying the summer-like weather? Me too! After ...

Fashion

Get Ready To Fall In Love With The Summer Shoe Trend Our Editors Swear By

In the office, our editors all have a different sense ...

Fashion

FYI, This Is What You Should Wear On Hot And Humid Summer Days

The key to staying cool on really hot and humid ...

Fashion

Select Styles Are 60% Off At EILEEN FISHER's 48-Hour Shoe Pop-Up Sale

If you've been holding out for exactly the right ...

Fashion

Looking For A Sexy One-Piece Swimsuit? Caldezonia Makes My Faves

Once upon a time, bikinis were my preferred swimwear style, ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS