In the clockwork rhythm of our life, we limit ourselves to a five-minute shower, but when it is dank and damp outside the window, you should not miss the chance and deprive yourself of one of the most pleasant autumn pleasures. Now is the most successful moment for removing autumnal apathy with invigorating water procedures or relaxing dives into a fragrant bath.
When deciding which ritual is best for you, choose the optimal sequence of actions and by all means include basic rules for body care during the off-season in your home spa program.
- Soul can be treated as a hygienic procedure, and, admittedly, sometimes it is what the very circumstances require from us. For express ablutions, a gel with a readily washable base is suitable. Oily in terms of time trouble will delay and annoy. Since with the onset of cold weather and the heating season, everyone’s skin becomes drier, shower gel still needs to be chosen multifunctional. He should be able to cleanse the skin, and moisturize it, and nourish it with useful substances. Then the gel will leave a protective film on the skin, not just a pleasant scent, and there will be double benefit from it. Classical shower gels, as a rule, do not possess such properties, therefore look for products with a note “for dry and sensitive skin”. Sodium laureth sulfate in the composition should not be.
- If there is enough time and desire, try a shower oil. Its dense and viscous texture turns into foam when in contact with water, so it will not leave any sticky traces and it will not be necessary to wash it off with a washcloth or soap. But the skin will longer remain moisturized and velvety due to the ingredients of natural oils. The best effect is rendered by the famous trinity: sweet almond, argan or carite. Shower cream is very similar in its properties to shower oil, it is more a matter of personal preference.
- Please note that a rich foam is not the most important criterion when choosing a gel, soap or shower cream. In fact, the smaller it is, the more natural the composition is. The same can be said about the color of the washing substance. Better to choose natural colors and natural flavors. You can play perfumers and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a neutral, odorless gel.
If you still prefer a shower, you just did not find the ideal bath format. Try to move away from stereotypes.
Experiment with the temperature, light the candles, turn on Mozart, and the bath will help you to be reborn.
- Water temperature and the duration of the procedure itself are, in fact, important criteria. You can be guided by personal preferences, but you can go the other way. If the temperature does not exceed 35 degrees, you will achieve a noticeable therapeutic effect. Warm water will ease sore muscles and relieve fatigue. If the task is to relax and sleep sweetly in the coming night, stop at 35-40 degrees. And, following the example of wise geishas, put a few drops of oil on your hair in order to achieve instant pacification. True, if you have varicose veins, your upper mark is 35 ° C. Everyone else in this water can be about 10 minutes. By the way, apart from the relaxing effect, wait for another surprise: your skin will be cleansed and transformed, because pores will open and toxins will come out.
- The end result of taking a bath depends not only on which oil or herbs you add to the water, but also on your state of mind and inner spirit. It makes no sense to use super-efficient bath products if you are over-excited to the limit or, before you even get wet, hurry to go ashore and finish the urgent matter.
- After a bath, lie down for 10 minutes on the couch, putting a high pillow under your ankles. In order not to waste time, take care of yourself a little more. For example, apply a mask on your hands or face. Enhance the relaxing effect will help the sounds of nature that will take you into the dense jungle or campground in the night savannah. Breaking away from the urban environment, even in the imagination, just before bedtime is very useful. Or dream about something pleasant. Separate themselves from reality and plunge into the world of their own fantasies will help the usual small towel. Roll it up several times and put on your eyes like a bandage. To enhance the effect of pre-drip a couple of drops of lavender essential oil onto the fabric – it is soothing.
After a shower, as well as after a bath, wet and steamed skin is ready to absorb all the beneficial substances that we offer it. There are at least three tactics: you can choose a body lotion, cream or oil. Each has advantages, but first you need to focus on the type of skin.
The main advantage of body lotions is that they are so quickly absorbed that after them you can wear tights almost immediately. But these products are only suitable for owners of normal skin: there are initially less moisturizing components in them.
Creams are invented for dry skin. Look for natural oils or components that form a protective film on the skin’s surface: collagen, glycerin, elastin.
If the skin is very dry or reactive, try the oil in its pure form – they allow you to achieve a lasting moisturizing effect. It is better to use them in the evening when you are not in a hurry and are not going anywhere: it will take some time to get absorbed.