At KLEAN, we believe showers are more than just a necessary part of your self-care routine. Showering can help wash away the blues (it’s backed by science!), and we wanted to share some of our top hacks with you!
RELEASE THOSE LOVE HORMONES
You can wash away the blues, literally. According to research from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, a hot shower links to increased production of oxytocin, which is also known as the 'love hormone.'
BOOST YOUR ENERGY WITH CONTRAST SHOWERS
This is a practice of Ancient Romans and has been adopted by athletes to speed up the muscle recovery processes. It’s simple: first, increase the hot water for three minutes and then alternate to the cold for a minute before finishing your shower with the cold cycle. Not only does a contrast shower boost your energy levels but it also leads to fewer sick days according to Dr. Geert A. Buijze, who talked about the benefits of finishing your shower with a cold water cycle in Harvard Business Review.
IMPROVE CIRCULATION WITH COLD WATER
Cold-water activates the sympathetic nervous system and makes your body release noradrenaline, increasing blood flow. A study conducted by Natalia Shevchuk of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine states, “Due to the high density of cold receptors on the skin, a cold shower is expected to send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect.”
START YOUR DAY KLEAN
At KLEAN, we want to provide you the quality shower experience, so you get to enjoy the 'you time' completely worry-free. KLEAN's filter media utilizes Redox Technology, certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, a member of the World Health Organization.
The Redox process transforms chemicals and metal ions such as chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, lead, mercury, iron, etc. into harmless substances for your hair and skin. Chlorine, for instance, becomes a non-toxic chloride.