Maybe cold showers in general are something that is avoided, considered as unpleasant and uncomfortable, but actually they can provide a lot of health benefits. Read on this article, and find out what will happen to your body if you take a shower with cold water.
1. It will improve your mood
By increasing the beta-endorphin and noradrenaline blood levels, as well as noradrenaline brain levels, when taking a bath with cold shower, an anti – depressant effect on the mood is provided.
2. It reduces stress
There was study that showed that swimming in a ice-cold water, significantly improves the stress tolerance in participants. It has also been proved that washing the face with cold water slows down the heart and it is also beneficial for treatment of abnormally fast heart rates, or in other words, it helps us to relax.
3. It improves circulation
For those that suffer from circulation problems, using cold water is very effective method for improving it. Cold water also promotes oxygen and nutrient supply throughout the whole body.
4. It improves the quality of the skin
First, clean your face with warm and then with cold water, for some optimal skin quality. It is also very effective in tightening skin pores and reducing under-eye puffiness.
5. It improves alertness and focus
Cold showers help in increasing the mental alertness, and the combination of wet and cold awakens the body and helps in improving the breathing. In that way your oxygen intake is increased.
6. It prevents depression
Those that suffer from depression will have a lot of benefits by taking shower with cold water. According to some health experts, simultaneously firing cold receptors can be therapeutic. Also, when the brain is exposed to cold temperatures, has been found helpful in reducing the brain inflammation.
7. It improves the quality of the hair
Cold rinse after conditioning your hair, makes it look shiner, as well as smoother, as it flattens hair follicles and locks moisture in.
8. It prevents varicose veins
Taking shower with cold water can also prevent the appearance of varicose veins, as it improves the circulation and vascular circulation.
9. It soothes sore muscles
Another thing for which cold showers are beneficial, is that they reduce the muscle soreness, as well as inflammation, after hard workout. You just need to focus the shower to the muscle that’s hurting, about five minutes, so it will increase the blow flow in that area thus repairing damaged muscle or other tissues.
10. It stimulates the function of the immune system
And the last, but not least thing on this list, cold showers help in improving the function of the immune system, as the body reacts to cold water very quickly. So, this is the reason why it better responds to fighting viruses and infections.