No matter how you fill your time, many forget to spend any of those precious moments on our ourselves. We often feel like we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders and this can wreak havoc on our quality of life.
Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to take control and dedicate some time to YOU. A great way of doing this is to pre-plan a relaxing night in, which will work wonders for your mind and body. And, what’s more relaxing than a long, warm soak in a beautiful bath? Here are our top three benefits of bathtub (me) time…
1) Improve your mood
Ever feel anxious? It’s thought that laying in a horizontal position in a warm bath can make you feel calm and collected. Creating a relaxing environment in your own bathroom can also make you feel more comfortable and relaxed. What’s more, hot water acts as a natural decongestant to help with sinus problems, lowers anxiety and helps the body detoxify through sweating. Lighting a candle to sit alongside the essential oils found in our Arga™ bath will also help towards creating an at-home haven.
2) Combat a cold
No matter what the season, some people are prone to catching a cold all year round and for many it is a sniffle they can do without. Spending half an hour in the bath can stop the cold virus in your nose from reproducing. Germs spread more at a colder temperature and with baths raising your body temperature, the steam clears out the nasal passages because warmth makes your immune system work harder.
3) Silky soft skin
We all crave clear, smooth skin, but with time pressures our skin can sometimes get ignored. Well, on top of being a relaxing past-time, a long soak in a hot bath will open the pores in your skin so that oils and dirt can be easily cleared out. The toxins that are released through this process are then destroyed by the water’s natural elements. Complete this pamper package with a soothing face mask, then wash off and moisturize to leave your skin feeling as smooth as silk.
Remember, relaxing at home doesn’t have to be done alone. Create a spa-like environment at home and own the saying ‘staying in is the new going out’- enjoy!