|End your shower COLD, or at least COOL!|
Now this may not seem like the most fun thing to do, but it is quite nice, and the many benefits are well worth it.
1- Better Circulation
Warm water makes the blood rush to your skin, and cool water makes the blood rush to your organs and glands. This switching between hot and cold triggers better circulation throughout your whole body. It prevents such problems as hypertension, hardening of the arteries, and the appearance of varicose veins.
When you shower with warm water, it opens up your pores. After washing it is a good idea to close the pores with cold water. This will prevent the pores from being clogged with dirt and oil, preventing
skin acne and other irritating skin conditions. Another benefit is that cold water makes your blood vessels constrict which reduces swelling and the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.
Cold water makes your hair look healthier and shinier. The cold water closes the cuticle which makes the hair stronger and prevents dirt from easily accumulating within your scalp.
Cold water energizes you and invigorates your entire being with the essence of life. Give it a try, you will definitely feel more alive! It can also lift you up if you are feeling a little down or unmotivated. I love it because it gives you that same invigorating feeling of jumping in a cold running river, or jumping off the boat to go water skiing. (a little shock, but a good refreshing shock).
Let the cold water run over your scalp, face, the front of your body, then down your back. Or sometimes I just turn down the hot water and stand back and just put my hands in and splash my face and front of my body.
Give it a try! You will be hooked!