December 4, 2013

{beauty tip} cold water tones your skin

tip for bathing beauties

Who doesn’t love a hot shower or steaming, bubbly bath at the end of a long day, or in the winter when temps are particularly biting? But year after year as we rack up more and more hot showers we’re actually teaching our skin to live in a relaxed state. And pretty soon the result will be saggy skin (gasp!).

Exposing your skin to cold temperatures, at the end of a shower or bath for example, instead creates firmer, healthier and more invigorated skin; skin that has an increase of blood flow.

How so?

Your skin is covered in hair and every hair has it’s own muscle. When you’re cold those muscles contract to lift the hair up in order to trap and hold hot air from your body. By contracting they’re also tightening and toning the skin.

Muscles can only contract and tone when exposed to cold temperatures, but who loves to indulge in the cold? Let your vanity win out blushers – face it and embrace it.

catching fire

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  • Mademoiselle nature

    nice post :-)))
    x

    • lifeinblush

      thanks lady! xo

  • Margie

    Every hair has it’s own muscle….how amazing is the human body with everything having a purpose and a function, but a COLD shower (even a quick one) after a hot bath…I don’t think so!! Hearty souls indeed!

    • lifeinblush

      your body apparently gets used to it, but I agree the initial thought is usually too much to handle!