The Case for Why We Should All Be Taking Cold Showers—Yes, Even in Winter

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Regularly “indulging” in cold showers doesn’t sound like a beauty secret. Actually, it sounds like a nightmare. But like so many other unpleasant-seeming practices (wheatgrass shots, raw food diets, running in pants that make running even harder), spending a few minutes under a flood of chilly water has major health benefits that might just outweigh the temporary discomfort. Might. We aren’t making this up: Iconic beauty (and so much more) Katharine Hepburn swore by cold showers for maintaining her health and great skin. “Exhilarating!,” she said of the habit. Miranda Kerr also extolled the virtues of a “super cold” shower. …

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