Defying the blackout: the health benefits of a cold shower

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Cold showers are recommended for those who want to enhance the condition of their skin and hair

After the Russian shelling, not only electricity and heating but also hot water disappeared in Ukrainian homes. Many people have to resort to cold showers. Surprisingly, this can have some benefits.

WebMD has compiled a list of advantages gained by opting for a cold shower instead of the usual hot one. It emphasizes that water with a temperature of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius is considered cold.

Moisturized skin and shiny hair

Bathing in hot water opens the pores, washing away the skin's natural oils. This, in turn, hurts the moisture balance. The same applies to the scalp and hair. People prone to dry skin or brittle hair are generally advised to rinse with cold water.

A healthier mind and stronger immune system

Studies have shown that cold water stimulates the production of norepinephrine and beta-endorphins in the body. This can have a positive effect on the mental state of individuals dealing with depression and other mental disorders associated with low mood. Cold water also enhances resistance to colds.

Faster blood circulation and weight loss

When exposed to cold water, our body enters survival mode, leading to an increased heart rate. This is a beneficial way to strengthen the heart muscle and blood vessels, improving overall blood circulation. Additionally, the body expends extra calories to maintain warmth, which can be beneficial for those aiming to lose weight. While a cold shower is not a substitute for comprehensive exercise, it can significantly enhance its effectiveness.

However, doctors emphasize that cold showers are invigorating, so taking them right before bedtime may result in difficulty falling asleep afterward. This procedure is better suited for the morning when you need to wake up and energize.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how many times a day you should take a shower to avoid harming your health.

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