Bathing without heating the water up has innumerable benefits for your body and skin.
So, what are the benefits of having a cold water shower?
1. Cold water showers increase alertness
If you are struggling with getting out of bed in the morning, having a cold shower will wake you up by increasing your alertness and heart rate.
2. Cold water showers reduce soreness after intense working out
Cold water will relax your muscles after working out. Immersing your body in cold water after exercise or working out triggers automatically soothing feelings.
3. Cold water soothes itchy skin
If you feel like your body itches, it is a good idea to bathe with cold water, as it will make you feel calmer and reduce the itching feeling.
4. Cold water makes your skin glow and hair healthier
Cold water constricts blood flow, tightens your skin, and makes it glow.
Washing your hair with cold water is also a good idea. Coldwater does not dry out the sebum (oil) layer in your skin, unlike hot water.
5. Cold water increases blood circulation
With cold water blood circulates around your body and deep within your tissues.
However, if the weather is incredibly cold or you have a cold then you shouldn’t bathe with cold water.