Cold Or Hot: What Should You Use For Shower? | Clozette


After a long tiring day at work or when we wake up in the morning, we look forward to having showers. Some people hate cold water in the morning, while others love it for a reason. Many people say it’s best to wash with hot water after work, but others disagree. But does it really matter?


Well, yes, it does. Apparently, the temperature of the water used for shower matters for one’s wellness but a debate doesn’t have to commence. Regardless of the temperature, both hot and cold shower work like magic and offer a lot of therapeutic benefits. Here’s how and why.


Why go for a cold shower?


A cold shower generally helps reinvigorate the skin without drying it out unlike when a hot shower is taken. Doctors also say that cold shower calms itchy skin. When washing your face, it’s nice to start with warm water to open the pores and then finish it with cold water, which tightens the pores after you clean out the dirt.



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While the majority hates it in the morning, a cold shower boosts energy so it’s best taken before you do anything else after waking up. It increases alertness, heart rate, and oxygen intake so it prepares and motivates you to do your daily routine. Another thing is because our body reacts quickly when cold water hits us, blood circulates faster to keep our normal body temperature. Just finished a tough workout? Try a cold shower to help repair and restore your sore muscles.



The downside is, when we’re sick or feverish, our body feels cold at times and showering with cold water will not make us feel any better. Very low temperature tends to attack our weak immune system and we’ll surely end up having colds.


Why go for a hot shower?


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Like a cold shower, hot shower also has the power of resolve stiffness of the muscles. The tight feeling upon our shoulders, limbs, back, and arms relax when a hot shower is used. It’s even better if you own a shower with pressure so you can experience a bit of a massage.



Have some trouble sleeping? A hot shower can put you to sleep, since it works to relax the nerves with a warm feeling, especially after a chilly day.


Had a tough day at work? Pick hot water for your shower today. It reduces tension in our body and helps us overcome stress. Studies show that when a hot shower is taken, the brain releases more oxytocin, a hormone that acts as a chemical messenger and plays a vital role in one’s social and personal behaviour, including anxiety and trust.


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On the flipside, because of the heat, our skin dries up after a long hot shower. This also goes for our hair. The higher the temperature of our shower, the more hair ends split and get damaged.


People who suffer from cardiovascular diseases or hypertension are not advised to take hot showers. The hot feeling from a high temperature triggers higher blood pressure.


So as you can see, there's no need to pick a side, but keep in mind how and why hot and cold showers work.


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Another month has come. Beat the Monday blues and take a quick break by reading the latest updates in the worlds of fashion and beauty. These hottest bites will surely give you excitement that lasts all week long. From Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ second wedding to the latest fashion releases — catch up on everything that happened over the weekend here.


Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ second wedding makes us swoon



After their surprise nuptials in Vegas last May, the power couple tied the knot once again in an elegant affair last weekend. Their celebration took place in two castles located in Sarrians, France: Château du Martinay for the ceremony and Château de Tourreau (which you can rent on AirBnb) for the reception. Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ second wedding was reportedly much simpler. White flowers and candles adorned the aisle as the Game of Thrones actress walked down in a long lace dress with light makeup. Photos have yet to turn up, but the ceremony was quite emotional, with the couple tearing up as they said their vows.


The trailer for the new Charlie’s Angels’ is finally here



You hear that right — the classic ‘70s series, after getting remade into a film back in 2000, is getting yet another reboot this year. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, who appeared in Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect, this version promises that it’s quite going to be different this time around. This version — which stars Kirsten Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, and Noah Centineo — is getting quite mixed reactions online. Whether it would be as fun as it looks in the trailer, we’ll just have to see when it comes out in theatres this November.


Kim Yoo Jung surprises fans at Laneige Water Bank Avenue


Kim Yoo Jung makes and appearance at Laneige pop-up in Singapore


Last 29 June, Kim Yoo Jung made a special appearance at Laneige’s Water Bank Avenue pop-up event held at Plaza Singapura. Sporting a radiant and dewy look, the Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds actress shared with guests her secrets to luminous skin, along with personal beauty tips and hints about her upcoming projects.



Basta 2 Mini bags launches exclusively on ZALORA


Basta 2 Mini bags in soft blush and metallic silver

Basta 2 Mini bags in soft blush and metallic silver, SGD76 each


ZALORA has just launched Basta 2 Mini, a compact instalment of the beloved Basta 2 bag launched back in 2018. The latest leather carryall is a collaboration between Asia’s bag specialist brand, Sometime by Asian Designers, and Malaysian fashion designer Alia Bastamam. The collection is available in 10 colours, and its chic and relaxed design can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross-body bag. Despite being small, Basta 2 Mini still has six practical compartments, a perfect bag to bring from day to night. 


Krispy Kreme PH’s OG Card gives you access to all things fun — and yummy



Krispy Kreme Philippines just launched the OG card today, 1 July. The OG card isn’t only cute. For only Php 195, it can unlock a lot of freebies and surprises during its one-year validity. For one, you can get a free half-dozen box of your fave Original Glazed doughnuts every time you buy a dozen of it. Not only that, but this card can also get you three Original Glazed doughnuts for free on your birthday month. We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely running to their stores to get one right about now.


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Another week passed by so fast that we're sure you weren't able to catch up with all the buzz. So we're here to serve 'em up, fresh and sizzling, in today's Insider Roundup. Scroll through as we spill the deets on Mink's 3D printed makeup, Kim K.'s controversial new shapewear line, a Kylie versus Kylie brand battle, and more. 


A Kylie versus Kylie makeup line?



Kylie Jenner's eponymous beauty line faces new competition with the same name (sort of). Australian-British pop star Kylie Minogue has just released her own beauty line called KYLIE, following her legal battle with Jenner that stretches back from 2016.


At the time, Minogue blocked Jenner from trademarking their shared name for endorsement services and is now evening out the playing field by jumping into the beauty business. Now we ask: are you team KYLIE or team Kylie Cosmetics? 


Kim Kardashian is facing backlash for new shapewear line



It looks like this week isn't for the Kardashian-Jenners because aside from the KYLIE versus Kylie drama, Kim K. is also in a tight spot. Following the major debate on Kim's KKW body foundation release comes another backlash, this time towards her new shapewear line that she named "Kimono".


Now, the Kardashian-Jenners obviously love their brand name puns but this one was not cutting it. Japanese people were quick to note that kimonos are garments that hold high regard in their history and culture and Kim choosing to name her product line for the sake of a pun was simply 'disrespectful'. Kim has yet to comment on the issue. 


Karl x L'Oreal is coming



Two powerhouses join forces as Karl Lagerfeld's beauty line collabs with L'Oreal Paris. The joint makeup collection is said to reflect the late designer's elegant yet edgy style. There are still very few deets on the collab aside from a series of teasers released on Instagram, but what we know is that the collection is set to be revealed at Paris Fashion Week later this year. 


3D printed makeup is now a reality



The wave of the future in beauty is really here. Grace Choi, CEO and co-founder of Mink, finally announced the arrival of their fully functioning at-home makeup 3D printer. The concept, which was revealed way back in 2014, makes use of the Mink app to let you scan any image on the internet and have it printed with makeup as the ink. The image is now your very own personalised paper palette, mimicking the colours of the image you've chosen.


With the printer's ability to capture at least 16.7 million shades, you can copy colours of foundation shades, lipstick shades, and any other product — or image — imaginable to add to your makeup stash. But what does this mean for the entire beauty industry? Only time can tell. 



Marlena Stell spills the tea on James Charles, Jaclyn Hill, and more beauty community drama



Thought the YouTube beauty community can pass a week without drama? Apparently, that's not the case. Makeup Geek founder and YouTube content creator Marlena Stell spilt all the tea in her latest video titled 'Dear Influencers'. In a nutshell, the hour-long video talked about the truth regarding Jaclyn Hill's lipsticks, her past beef with James Charles, and more.


Stell clarified that she's simply clearing the air for the audience who may not know what's happened behind-the-scenes and that it isn't her intention to stir the pot at all. We'll let you decide on the verdict for this one — if you have the patience to give this one-episode-on-Netflix-long video a watch. 


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