Who doesn’t like soaking in a warm bath after a hard day? This allows us not only to relax but also to receive benefits for the skin and the body in general.
It is very easy to prepare a spa bath at home, you just need to gather some useful ingredients and set aside a little time for yourself. And if you want to get the maximum effect from your bath experiences use our tips.
General bathing tips
Temperature and duration
The optimal water temperature is recommended at 36-38 degrees, in this case, sebum dissolves, dead cells are removed from the skin, and you get to relax and relieve stress.
Cool water(20-33 degrees) and cold water(up to 20 degrees) baths have a general tonic effect, and hot baths (40-42 degrees) increase perspiration.
It is not recommended to take a bath more often than once every 3 days for 15-25 minutes. You can’t stay in the water for too long, as the load on the heart increases. It is better to take a bath before meals or 2 hours after meals.
How to take a bath for maximum effect?
It is recommended to take a shower before the bath to expand the pores a little and wash away the impurities. Then take a bath and gradually immerse in it, so that the area of the heart is above the water. At the end of the bath, do not leave the water abruptly – wait until the water drains away.
One of the main conditions for a relaxing bath is tranquillity. To begin with, create a pleasant atmosphere and set aside time so that no one bothers or distracts you. For a more atmospheric experience, it would be a good idea to light candles and dim the lights. Your favorite melodic music will also be very helpful for relaxation.
The first stage is a face mask
Fill the bath with warm water. The temperature of the water can be around 38 degrees, which is enough to prepare the skin for cleansing and renewal.
Before plunging into the bath, we advise you to take several deep breaths and exhalations (inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth). This will tune in to relaxation and increase lymph flow.
It will be good to apply a face mask before immersion in the bath. This can be your favorite mask or a new one. Not only masks of cosmetic brands are used, but a homemade face mask can also give a wonderful effect.
The second stage is the preparation of the bath
To increase the level of benefits use supplements that you like. What should you add? For the best effect, you can add sea salt, essential oils, herbal teas, cosmetic clay, or your favorite bath bomb. The scents of essential oils add relaxation to your home spa ritual.
However, you need to be careful with oils, if they are not handled correctly you can get burns or skin irritation. First dissolve the essential oil with an emulsifier (sugar, salt) and only then add to the water.
For the romantics, you may want to scatter rose petals in the bath, and don’t forget to take a beautiful snap for your Instagram account.
If you like healthy and completely natural ingredients here are some helpful bath recipes:
- Coniferous baths
The needles have a calming effect on the body and the coniferous extract is added to a large bath. The water temperature should be 35-36 degrees and you should spend no longer than 10-15 minutes soaking.
- Milk bath
This bath perfectly moisturizes and softens the skin with this recipe will be especially useful in the cold season when we need that extra care. Add 1-2 liters of milk, a handful of sea salt and 3-4 teaspoons of honey to warm water.
- Ginger bath
Make sure you are not allergic to this ingredient. This type of bath promotes muscle relaxation with the Ginger root relieves stress and helps with colds. It also warms up the body as a whole, stimulating the blood supply process. Grate a piece of ginger root, cover with hot water and leave for 15 minutes. Then add to your bath and soak for up to 20 minutes, then dress warmly.
The third stage is cleansing and moisturizing
Relaxing in the bath and preparing your skin for a scrub is the next step. Massage the scrub onto damp skin then rinse and pat dry with a towel. After this procedure, if desired, you can apply moisturizing body cream.
The bath should not be taken by those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, seizures, and fainting. Hot water stimulates blood flow to the internal organs and skin and in the worst-case scenario, you can lose consciousness and drown!