Face it, you need a cold shower


Dodgy Perth understands that some of our readers still do not know how to take a shower.

As a service, then, we offer the following advice from a Bunbury newspaper in 1928.

If you want a beautiful complexion, you will need a daily cold shower.*

The shock of the cold water stimulates the skin over the entire body. But in particular, your face will look horrible if you do not have cold showers.

“I love showers,” some of our readers will say, “but I can’t stand the shock of the cold.”

That’s because you don’t know the right way to take a shower.

Having tucked up your hair in a bathing cap, turn on the shower full strength. Before going under it shut your eyes and place both hands so that the thumbs close the ears and the tips of the little fingers press the nostrils shut.

Fill your lungs with air, then close the mouth and hold your breath as you step under, throwing back your head so the full force of the cold water falls on your face.

No matter what the temperature is outside, you will find this a delightful sensation.

Keep this position while you count to twenty.

Then, as you open your mouth to gasp, duck forward so that the water strikes the top of your back, still keeping your hands in position.

Repeat this two or three times and you will discover a delicious glow of freshness.

Not only will your body improve (your face will certainly look better), but your mind will be cheery and you’ll be ready for whatever the day throws at you.

This has been a public service announcement from Dodgy Perth in the interests of improving people’s faces.

* It will be seen that hot water is not involved in these showers, which should please the paleo lifestyle reader. (Are there any paleo people among Dodgy Perth fans?)