Updated: May 12
Cold Showers Vs Hot Showers
Wake you up
Reduces muscle soreness
Glowing hair and skin
The cold water increases oxygen intake, your heart rate, and alertness. It increases your circulation because the cold water makes your skin tighten and constrict; therefore, the blood in your deeper tissues need to circulate faster to maintain your body temperature. Glowing hair and skin comes from the tightening and constricting on the surface level
Open airways and nasal passages
Helps with blemishes
Hot showers can open up pores in the skin which can help clean out any dirt or oil that was previously trapped. They can also help tight muscle areas loosen up and relax.
Caution: Some people overuse the hot shower and end up with mild heat exhaustion. Be cautious of the time you spend with hot water.
Try both! Incorporate a cold or hot shower depending on the results you would like to see.
Alternatively, lots of people alternate between hot and cold during 1 shower. Example: 1 minute cold 1 minute hot for 3-6 cycles