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This post will make you cringe

by Alannah Browne |

This is a skincare tip probably you haven’t been given before – though you will find there are many articles boasting about the health benefits of cold showers.

Alongside the religious use of my skincare products, I religiously end my shower with turning the temperature to cold and staying there for minute or two.

I know you’re going to cringe at the thought – most people do when I tell them. Trust me, I’m never excited about getting out of my comforting warm shower, and into cold water either! But I LOVE how I feel after, and my skin remains flawless. Hot water is a luxury that we have made a normality and it actually dries out your skin, whilst cold water closes your pores, so you can retain moisture throughout the day and beyond. The perfect skincare regime is as simple as cleansing, and drenching your body with cold water and coconut oil before you leave the bathroom.

Now, it gets better! Hear me out; there are many more powerful health benefits to immersing your body in cold water. Here are just a few:

  • It burns fat (yay)
  • It gives you energy (double yay)
  • It improves your circulation
  • It’s refreshing and improves your mood
  • It’s anti-aging as tightens your cuticles and pores, preventing them from getting clogged

My favourite part: it’s good for your mind because it’s challenging! You’ll find yourself getting prepared, I hear my inner voice saying “come on girl you can do this – ready, set, GO!”

I think it’s funny but when we dig deeper into this, we’re accepting a challenge and strengthening our willpower. YOU DID IT!! If you can start your day like this, imagine all of the other things you’re going to get through and get done.

It’s painful sometimes, yes. But so is a workout, so is working your arse off on a work project, so is resisting chocolate, so is getting the perfect selfie. There are always things we don’t necessarily LOVE doing, but I bet once those things are done, you feel AMAZING – it’s worth it.

Let this little morning challenge be the domino effect to a good day, every day.

Enjoy your weekend my loves,

Alannah xx