Taking care of your skin is important as it is the largest barrier against infection that we have and essential to your overall health. If you take care of your skin, it will take care of you. That is why a good skincare routine is important. We reveal how icy cold water is a simple, yet effective ingredient to keep your skin healthy, youthful and maintain a strong skin barrier.
A splash of icy cold water helps to stimulate and improve the flow of blood in your skin. It naturally encourages the facial blood vessels to constrict and then dilate, boosting blood circulation and thus improving the transport of oxygen and nutrients into the skin cells to restore and revive. This process is what provides the skin with better protection from free radicals, such as pollution and may give your skin a healthier glow.
Applying icy cold water to your skin can transform your skin in many surprising ways such as; enhancing the skin’s ability to respond to injury, reducing inflammation and eye puffiness and soothing redness. According to Dr. Carl Thornfeldt, the founder of Epionce Skin Care, cold water therapy helps to strengthen the contractile fibres to improve firmness and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
For the best result, begin by cleansing your face with lukewarm water, as a way to remove the dirt and bacteria from your skin’s surface. The reason we don’t start with cold water is because it does not effectively remove the daily grime and hot water may strip your skin of their natural oils. Starting your facial cleanse with warm water helps loosen the dirt, however, preserves your skin’s hydrating oils. Finally, it is time to end with a cold water rinse to tighten and protect pores and get the blood circulation going for a more youthful, looking complexion.
Cold water not only benefits the skin on your face, it also has positive effects on your entire body. The practice of immersing your whole body in cold water is also known as Cold Water Immersion, Cryotherapy or Cold Water Therapy. This method is increasingly popular among athletes and active gym enthusiasts to speed up recovery after physical exercise and improve performance. Ice baths, cold showers, outdoor swims and cold water immersion therapy sessions are all forms of cold therapy. When the body is immersed in cold water, your heart rate and the blood flow to your vital organs increases, causing more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to every part of your body to use for energy, growth and repair. In addition, the increase in blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from cells and flush cellular debris out of our bodies, essentially cleansing the skin from within. As your skin relies on a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to function properly, it is important to maintain a healthy circulatory system. By having regular ice baths, icy swims and cold showers you can stimulate blood circulation to improve your overall skin health.
If you would like to feel the rush of these cold water skin benefits, head to our range of ice baths and cooling units that will provide you with always-ready, cold water to get the benefits of cold therapy whenever you need! (Link to our ice bath category)
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