Why would you want to take a tepid shower?
- If the water is cool enough that it’s slightly uncomfortable, you will use less water — because you’ll want to end sooner!
- It’s refreshing, particularly on a hot summer day.
- Your pores won’t open up and soak in as many soap chemicals.
- Some even say it relieves depression.
And there are many more reasons — as well as an explanation on that last one in this article. Disclaimer — some of the benefits apply only to men.
Finally, a hat tip to my son Jay, who got me started in this practice. I don’t take it quite as far as he does — my “cold” showers are merely tepid.