It is in the soul that we most often recover in the mornings and relax after a hard day’s work. A proper bath, flavored with sea salt and essential oils, can work wonders. Consider, before plunging into the relaxing font, according to Japanese tradition (which does not contradict sound logic at all), you must first cleanse the body with a shower.
However, it takes no more than 20 minutes to be under running water. Otherwise, the cells of the epidermis too loosened from moisture and self-defense of the skin will decrease.
It is better if the water is cool. This will bring more benefits to the skin, vessels, and immunity. After all, hot water dissolves the hydrolipidic film on the skin, causing “dryness.”
Those who wish to practice a contrast shower should also start with cool water, gradually lowering the degree in order to close the pores and prevent the moisture from evaporating. Alas, the quality of our tap water leaves much to be desired. It contains a large amount of chlorine and salts, which adversely affect the condition of the skin and often cause tightness and irritation.
And if you can still wash your face with bottled water, then take a bath in it – pure utopia. It is much more rational to install a central filter in the apartment. You will immediately feel the difference with each cell of your body.
Yes, and save on moisturizers.
As for the funds accompanying us in the soul, today their range is very impressive. Soap almost completely supplanted all sorts of shower gels.
Their cleansing ability is not worse, but the nutrients are much more. And alkali, extremely contraindicated for the skin, is absent in them. Often citric acid is added to the gels.
Her mission is to neutralize the alkaline reaction of tap water and contribute to the exfoliation of the stratum corneum. Among themselves, products vary in smell, properties and texture. Liquid gels are suitable for hasty “sprinters” (usually they are chosen by men).
They are easily distributed over the skin and quickly washed off. Saturated viscous textures create more foam, are convenient for washing with a washcloth and are a nice bonus! – tend not to end longer.
Young ladies usually have a warm welcome with a variety of creams, jelly and oils for the shower. They are enriched with moisturizing and nourishing ingredients, almost do not foam and extremely gently cleanse the skin, enveloping it with a pleasant veil.
In addition to cleansing, many tools have an additional option – to tone up or, conversely, relax. The first serve as a good morning “alarm clocks”. Usually they have a crisp citrus or ginger flavor.
The latter, equipped with notes of lavender, lemon balm, cinnamon and sandalwood, relieve fatigue and effectively fight insomnia.
Perhaps from an environmental point of view, taking a bath is not too humane. But for total relaxation, recuperation and stress management it is better not to find the means. After all, thanks to the buoyancy of water, the body is freed from gravity.
Muscles and ligaments relax, blood flow returns to normal, pores open and toxins come out, and stress hormones (adrenaline, norepinephrine, cortisol) go down. The optimal temperature of the water in the bath is 37 ° C, and the time of immersion is 20 minutes.
It is under these conditions that the pores of the skin open up and allow the healing components of essential oils, sea salt and other “seasonings” into its very depths.
An effective way to nourish dry skin is to take a milk bath, known since the times of Egyptian beauty Cleopatra. At the same time, it is not necessary to have milk on hand.
Use special tools based on it. Add effervescent sugar concentrate or milk emulsion to the water.
The resulting “milk river” with ingredients of plant (oats, almonds) or animal (cow or donkey milk) origin contains proteins that restore lipids, and unlike some vegetable oils, it does not leave fat marks on the skin surface. Coming out of the bathroom, try not to erase the protective film formed on the skin.
Carefully blot the body with a towel.
For an aromatherapy effect, treat yourself to hydrolates – floral waters obtained after the distillation of essential oils. They contain the same active substances as in essential oils, but in lower concentrations. They are easy to use and safe.
Dissolve four tablespoons of the product in the bathroom. As soon as you come out of the water, spray the hydrolat on the skin.
Cinnamon water tones the skin, and May rose and orange blossom make it satin.
For relaxation and at the same time obtaining a therapeutic effect, there is nothing better than the essential oils themselves. Thanks to water and a couple of their very active tiny aromatic molecules penetrate the skin and immediately start the regenerative processes in the body. Lavender relaxes, rosemary relieves muscle tension, juniper stimulates blood circulation, eucalyptus improves breathing.
Keep in mind that pure essential oils do not dissolve in water and can damage the skin. Use special bath products, which already include a “dose” of esters (liquid or in the form of tablets).
The second option – add in 10-30 ml of vegetable oil (olive, sunflower, sweet almond, macadamia) a few drops of essential (lemon, marjoram, cedar). They evaporate very quickly – make a “cocktail” just before the dive.
With the help of bath salts, you can not only improve your skin condition, but also go through a detox session. Crystals of coarse sea salt, depending on its origin, are more or less rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, bromine, zinc, manganese. Plus, it softens the skin, relieves pain in the joints and helps to eliminate toxins accumulated in the body due to stress or fatigue.
Baths are useful both with pure salt and mixed, with essential oils. The main thing is that the salt has time to dissolve and set free its beneficial properties.
Pour 2 tablespoons as soon as you turn on the water.