How often do you shower? Every day? What if I told you that frequent showering (like every day or even every other day), may be doing more harm than good? The reason being is that by showering, you are washing away natural oils and processes that your skin, hair and nails need.
If you are like me (a working Mom with little time to even hit the loo, every day, let alone shower), this is great news. On the other hand, if you are like me and cherish those 15 minutes of warmth and quiet reflection time, this recommendation might not be as welcoming.
In either case, we recommend showering anywhere from one to three days a week depending on the climate you live in, your age, your gender and your activity level. You could wash only the grimiest, smelliest parts of your body daily using wash cloths, wet wipes, or even jumping in the shower and only lathering those parts of your body up.
Not to mention, you will also be helping the environment by conserving water when you cut down on your showering routine.
So here is another shower recommendation that is going to blow your mind…
At the end of your nice hot, steamy shower, turn the knob to 100% cold (you could work up to this). You will be amazed at the health benefits that a cold shower has. I myself, have seen some incredible transformations in just 6 weeks of doing this. It all started when I celebrated Leslie’s 50th birthday with her at a spa in Bachelor Gulch, CO. They had an ice cold bath sitting next to the hot tub in the ladies locker room. I jumped in after the steam room, sauna and hot tub and lasted less than a minute, but I felt completely energized afterwards. When we went out that evening, my hair and skin felt incredibly healthy and overall, I felt fantastic. Then I did some research and found out that cold water not only increases alertness, but it refines hair and skin, stimulates weight loss, speeds up muscle recovery, reduces stress and anxiety and improves circulation and immunity. Try it out for yourself and let us know how it is working out for you!
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