Proven to reduce stress and calm the body and mind, taking time out to enjoy a bath can be great for your wellbeing. If you’re a shower fan and need convincing, read on for our guide to transforming your bath time into a relaxing ritual.
Creating a truly spa-like bath time is simple: just try recreating some of the features you’d expect from a luxury spa. It’s easy to mimic the experience at home (even if your bathroom is anything but zen). Keep some of your favorite candles in your bathroom, and light a few to help set the scene. Look for candles with relaxing lavender or chamomile to fill your bathroom with soothing scent. Bring a glass of water or your go-to healthy drink to sip while you soak. Struggle with boredom? Take a book or magazine, too.
There are plenty of picks to make your bath extra special. Try classic bubbles, colorful bath bombs or traditional salts and scented oils. Look for products with extra benefits, like salts for soothing muscle aches and pains. No products in your stash? There are lots of things in your kitchen to give you skin-softening results. Try adding in a cup of milk or honey to give your skin a hydration boost.
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Nothing ruins the vibe of a satisfying soak than the cold air that hits you when you get out. Avoid the shock by making sure your fluffiest towels are ready to wrap you up. Now's also the time to use any fancy body products you have, so set up your go-to moisturizers or body oils to apply while skin is still damp.