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The best shower temperature

Hot, cold, lukewarm or a little bit of everything? In most cases, the preferred shower temperature is a matter of personal taste. But: Which shower temperature is actually the best for our skin? We want to explore this question in this article.

Benefits of a cold shower

Admittedly, a cold shower certainly takes more effort than a pleasantly warm shower (at least for most of us), but it does have some positive side effects that shouldn't go unmentioned. On the one hand, the immune system benefits from it. In fact, our body is a sophisticated system! In order to regulate the temperature difference between outside and inside temperatures, blood circulation is stimulated, which in turn strengthens the immune system. In addition, acid and nutrients are better distributed in our organism in this way. Cool showers also prevent the development of varicose veins, as the cooler temperature strengthens the connective tissue.

Benefits of a warm shower

Sure, a warm shower is a real blessing, especially when it's generally a little colder. The warm temperature causes our blood vessels to expand and blood pressure to drop. We feel more relaxed and the body is completely heated up from the ground up.

The ideal temperature?

Basically, when it comes to the question of bathtub or shower, the shower is always the better choice. At least when it comes to the health of our skin. But here too there are a few things to consider. The ideal shower temperature should not exceed normal body temperature. This is between 36 and 37 degrees. If the water temperature is too hot, the skin's protective fat layer is destroyed. This not only causes the skin to become drier and rougher, but also more permeable to any negative external influences such as dirt, viruses and bacteria. The result is irritation and infections. The best shower temperature is therefore lukewarm, i.e. between 32 and 37 degrees Celsius. Dermatologists recommend, among other things, alternating showers, i.e. changing the shower temperature between cold and hot. In this way, blood circulation is stimulated, which boosts our skin's metabolism.

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