A cold shower is a powerful wake up call. If you battle to get your game on in the morning, then why not take a cold shower first thing after waking?
Cold water wakes you up and gets your respiratory and circulatory systems firing. Think quick, short breaths accompanied by a heart pounding in your chest. If it usually takes you a good hour to feel fully alert then some cold blasts of water could help banish that mental sluggishness.
Besides waking you up, a cold shower can improve your immune system function, tighten your skin and reduce puffy, dark circles under your eyes.
Rinsing your hair with cold water will assist hair growth and seal the hair cuticles, leaving it shinier than when rising with warm water.
Speed up your metabolism and make the most of your day with a power shower first thing in the morning.
Another excellent reason for South Africans to shower (rather than bath)? A bath uses an average of 160 litres, while a five-minute shower uses only 60 litres of water. A low-flow shower head will use even less water. Given South Africa’s current drought and water crisis, jumping from your bed to your shower first thing every morning (or even every second morning), is the best way to start your day!