3 Common Bathing Mistakes

It Is Time To Stop Making These 3 Common Bathing Mistakes

What’s not to love about pampering yourself by drawing a nice, hot bath and enjoying some me-time? But could you be doing it wrong?

Something as rudimentary as taking a bath is seemingly uncomplicated, but some of us are guilty of making a few common mistakes that could be taking away from the efficacy of the bath and the products we use. Because while soaking in hot water blended with your favorite essential oil or bath salt may seem like the perfect pick-me-up after a long, tiring day, it may not be as good as you might think if you don’t do it right.

Here are some mistakes you should avoid making to ensure that you get the most out of your luxurious bathing experience:

1. Using really hot water

Many of us love sitting in the steamy, often scalding hot water when taking a bath. Sure, it may feel incredibly good in the moment, but the heat does not bode well for your skin. Hot water makes your skin dry and irritated by stripping it off its natural oils. If you notice your skin becoming red or pink while in the tub, it means that you need to step out and cool the water down.

2. Using harsh cleansing products

Another mistake that a lot of people make when taking a bath is using cleansing products that are too aggressive. Whether it is a soap, scrub or even a mask, make sure you always use gentle products that suit your skin type. Choose cleansers that are preferably handmade using natural ingredients and are free of synthetic dyes and fragrances.

3. Soaking in the tub for too long

We have all, at some point in time, craved for a soothing, stress-relieving bath so much that we end up soaking in the tub for a long time. It is, however, important to keep in mind that you don’t need to take a bath for more than 20 minutes to reap all the benefits, like blood circulation and sweating. Stay in any longer, and you immediately expose your skin to dryness and itching.

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