3. Good for skin and hair: Hot water dries up the moisture in the skin and hair. A hot water bath may make your skin dry, flaky, itchy and your elbows ashy. On the other hand cold water does not dry uo the natural moisture from the body and improves the blood circulation which is good for the skin as well as the hair health. Cold water closes up the cuticles as well as your pores which makes your skin look healthier.
4. : A study done by Thrombosis Research Institute in England in 1993 concluded that cold shower helped in improving the white blood cells activity which helps reduce virus attacks. The research also showed positive results for cold water showers in improving metabolism which helps in activating the immunity and increases the number of white blood cells.
5. Testosterone levels: The study by Thrombosis Research Institute also indicated that cold water baths may actually increase testosterone levels in men. An increased testosterone level increases the libido in men and also improves their physical energy levels. So next time you take a bath do not switch on your geyser.
6. : A research done by University of California at San Francisco included a group of men who were exposed to thirty minutes of hot baths or wet heat for about a week. Later the men had to cut the hot bath and their sperm count increased by about five hundred percent. So next time you are trying to enter fatherhood avoid taking a hot water bath and switch to colder water.
Tip: If you are having trouble taking a cold water shower, start with lukewarm water and gradually lower the temperature. And please do not try this if you have cold, flu or any other ailment.