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Do You Suffer From Dry Skin? Try This Shower Hack (Plus, It’s Immune System Boosting!)

March 15, 2018 By

Picture this…

You come home after a long day…tired, stressed, maybe feeling a little grimy.

 

And all you want to do is hop in the shower and relax. So, you finally get home, put on some soothing music…

…and step into an ice cold shower.

 

Sounds strange, right? Well, believe it or not, there are actually quite a few “skin-saving” benefits to taking a cold shower.

You see, the cold water constricts blood vessels, which can reduce the look of redness and puffiness in your skin.

Plus, it helps to seal in natural oils that will keep your face looking smooth, supple — and totally gorgeous.

In fact, Katharine Hepburn was said to have taken cold showers from the time she was very young. And if her flawless features aren’t enough of a testimonial, I don’t know what is!

Of course — an ice cold shower isn’t exactly the most relaxing. So if you’re not ready to commit to a cold shower every day, don’t worry!

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I’ve come up with a quick, simple way to ease yourself into the habit — and still get the benefits!

 

Here’s how:

 

Start off by heating up your shower as you normally would. Take as long as you need to relax, clean up, think about how you’re going to conquer the day.

And then, when you’re ready to get out, gradually turn the temperature down.
Once the water is really cold, stand under the stream for at least 10 seconds.

And that’s it!

You see, slowly lowering the temperature is an easier way to get your body to acclimate — and that quick shot of cold water can help seal the natural oils into your skin.
Which helps keep it supple and smooth — no matter what your day has in store.

So the next time you’re battling redness, dry skin, or a lackluster complexion, give a cold shower a try.

If it’s good enough for Katharine Hepburn, it’s good enough for me!

P.S. Don’t forget to moisturize immediately after getting out of the shower — this will help your skin instantly “suck in” the hydration.

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