A hot bath can be one of the most relaxing things to treat yourself after a long day. Cold baths, on the other hand, are never considered a way to reduce stress. In fact, using the cold as a healthy treatment isn’t something many of us would ever even consider.
What you may not realize is that the cold water you’ve been avoiding is actually quite beneficial! It has been used for centuries by early Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Asian cultures. The cold water helps to promote longevity, plus it helps keep your skin strong and healthy.
Using hot and cold water separately works fine but combining the two works wonders on your body. It increases the blood flow and the circulation, so your body can flush out toxins quickly. It also strengthens your immune system, helping to reduce how often you get sick. Alternating hot and cold showers can also help the capillary beds grow and repair themselves when necessary, plus it helps clean out your pores and gives your skin a healthy glow.
Hot and Cold Shower Method
To start out, you can try the hot and cold shower routine a few times each week. The process is simple, too, so it won’t require a lot of your time. First, you need to dry brush your entire body, which removes any dead skin cells and stimulates the circulation. Then, you shower in water that is as hot as you can handle for a few minutes.
Switch the water to the coldest temperature you can handle and let it wash over you for about 20 seconds. Switch back to hot, repeating this process twice more. The cold water benefits described above are amplified by the hot water treatments. When the three rounds of hot and cold water are finished, just pat yourself dry and continue with your normal daily routine.
Hot and Cold Facial Wand
For your face, there is another method for using hot and cold technology that doesn’t include jumping in the shower. Our Forever Young Hot & Cold Rejuvenating Facial Wand has three modes, which work with your skin’s natural reaction to the changes in temperature to give you tons of benefits.
After using facial cleansers to get rid of the dirt, oil, makeup or anything else on your face, apply your favorite moisturizers, creams or serums. That’s when the Hot Mode comes in, heating up your skin to open your pores. This helps your skin absorb more of those products instead of leaving a bunch of it on the surface.
When the products are all soaked in and doing their job, that’s when you switch to the Cold Mode. The colder temperature shrinks your pores, which locks the products in. This has the added benefit of keeping unwanted bacteria, dirt, and germs out, which helps reduce blemishes and acne. It also tightens your skin, helping eliminate the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and red spots, so all you’ll have left is clear skin with a healthy glow. Now, your skin is also ready for any makeup applications or for a night of blissful sleep!
The last mode our Forever Young wand has to offer is the Sonic Vibration Mode. A gentle massage can feel good on every part of your body and your face is no exception. This type of vibration also has a rejuvenating and invigorating effect on your skin. You can use this mode alone or combined with the Hot or Cold Modes for extra benefits and skin that looks and feels fantastic.
Stronger, healthier skin, a heightened immune system and the quick removal of toxins are all wonderful benefits of hot and cold treatments. The methods involved in achieving these benefits take very little time and only need to be done every few days, so it is also extremely easy to fit them into your daily routine. Though the cold temperatures may be a bit jarring at first, after a while you’ll be craving the refreshing sensation and rejuvenating effects.