Benefits of the cold 🥶

I [Strongly Dislike] the cold. I am truly a warm weather type of gal. I have a space heater next to my bed almost year round to prove it. But cold exposure IS good for you in some ways. There a lot of benefits when you include cold temperatures. Your stress levels, your sleep quality, immune system, psychical appearance, and metabolism are intertwined and are some of the areas you will benefit from those benefits [ I HAD to do it! lol it just sounds too catchy to pass on 🙂 ] Not only for your health, cold also helps your beauty. So, as these warm months are approaching and youre looking for ways to cool off why not take a dip into a cold bath/shower and give youre body and beauty some T.L.C. Here are ways you can get in on these “cool” tips:

  1. Younger looking hair: your follicles are smoothed down because the cold helps your strands lock in moisture. If you are looking to achieve stronger & softer hair, the cold water helps reduce frizz & breakage. [Hot Water can strip & irritate hair-yes. But! hot (more preferably very warm) water actually aids in opening up your hair follicles]
  2. Improves complexion: You want smaller-looking pores, a decrease in puffiness & redness, and a refreshing wake me up “wide awake” look? Cold water is a great place to get started. Same with hair, warm water opens everything up- and you want that. You want your pores to open and get cleaned out! However, you’re going to want to close those bad boys back up. Rinsing your face, after washing, with cold water is going to shrink your pores and blood vessels. Perfect for waking me up when I’m still sleepy before class.
  3. Glowing Skin: Okay, who doesn’t want glowing skin? This is connected to number two. The shrinking blood vessels and the blood flow affected by a rush of cold water is going to get circulation going through the skin and this is where you are going to start seeing signs of a flushed glowing look going on with your face. Your increased ‘woken up’ blood flow is also helping rid your face of toxins & all of the other little monsters out to steal your beauty.
  4. Eyes: Don’t have time to take a whole shower? running late? dont worry hun – it happens to the best of us. Cold temperature is good for this too. A trick I used to use is: I bought a gel face mask. You know the ones- they make you look like a super hero? 😉 I left it in the fridge at all times unless I needed it. I’ve read that putting a spoon under running water for a few seconds and then popping it into the freezer gives this deep chill, and when you are ready to take them out you place them over your eyes and lay back. This is nice if you want to take several moments to slow down while you are waiting for the cold spoons to work their magic. The mask however let’s you move around while you are soaking up the coolness. This does make a difference. I have personally tried both of these techniques. ***The beauty industry is full of products that help you achieve the ‘glowing’ look. I’m absolutely guilty of buying products promising glowing skin. The primers, the highlighters, , serums, the moisturizers- you name it. But, I believe that although- yes products do work, there is nothing like good ol’ fashioned natural remedies. Want a tip on how to accomplish all of these at once?…. after you have taken your lovely warm/hot shower turn your water to the cold [ and yes I mean cold ] setting; several moments and youre going to feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and you’re def going to be more awake after this. ( but hey, this doesn’t have to only be done in the morning-you can do this at night too and benefit just the same. )

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You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

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