It's STORY TIME!
Truth be told, I was actually introduced to "COLD" benefits when I was 14 years old.
My Mom took me to a health conference. We learned to cook recipes that were lower in fat (because that was popular at the time) and have balanced meals that always had veg, protein, and some carbs on the plate.
One of the topics at this health conference was cold showers and the benefits of a cold shower.
The one thing that ALWAYS stuck out in my mind re: cold shower benefits was it closed your pores.
So I immediately instated a 30-second to 1 minute cold shower at the end of every shower to specifically close the pores under my arms. Mind you, I grew up in New England, and in the winter, showers--when deliberately turned on cold--are literally FREEZING!
My 14-year-old self did not like deodorant. To me, it didn't make sense to put some sticky white stuff under my armpits every day, and learning that cold showers would close my pores, I was all in to try this cold shower thing! I did. I cold showered at the end of my warm/hot showers to close my pores and stopped using deodorant.
It worked and I got the benefit of the skin on my face also getting better too.
Another benefit, closing your pores also keeps debris out of them and helps them function better.
Did you know that?
To this day, I end every shower with some cold water for 30 seconds to 1 minute. It is kind of funny how some things just stick with you. My Mom was pretty smart taking me to that conference, and I am glad this is one of the things that has stuck with me.
There's your fun fact of the day!