Nothing can be more relaxing that taking a bath after a really toxic day at work. Especially if there are scented candles around and soothing music playing in the background, your stress can easily go from high to good bye!
But did you know that adding a bunch of kitchen ingredients to your bathwater can provide not only superb relaxation but also amazing skin benefits?
Keep on reading if you like to unwind and at the same time beautify your skin while you are taking a bath. Below are some easily-accessible things that can help make your every bath time completely unforgettable!
Adding a cup of fresh milk to your bathwater can help make your complexion glow. That’s because it has lactic acid that gently dissolves piles of dead cells sitting on the topmost layer of your skin.
Fresh milk also has loads of protein, a nutrient greatly needed by your skin. Immersing in milk for several minutes allows yours skin to undergo intensive healing.
Using a spice or coffee grinder, pulverize a cup of oatmeal. Afterwards, dissolve it in your bathwater. Doing this is perfect most especially if stress is exacerbating your psoriasis or any other itchy skin condition.
It’s a good idea for you to add oatmeal to cool bathwater — the cold can help soothe itchiness much faster. But even if there’s no itching around, taking an oatmeal bath helps relax you and beautify your skin.
You can enjoy a relaxing as well as detoxifying bath simply by dissolving half a cup of baking soda in your bathwater. Soak in it for several minutes until you feel relaxed and happy.
According to experts, enjoying a baking soda bath is beneficial for those who just turned their back on unhealthy habits, such as cigarette smoking, consuming lots of alcohol and taking medications without prescription.
There’s magnesium present in epsom salt, and the said mineral is known to promote muscle relaxation. That is why adding 2 cups of epsom salt to your bathwater is a wonderful idea if you are bugged by muscle tension.
You can also do the same if your stress is causing you to have anxious thoughts that can cause mental and physical symptoms — magnesium in epsom salt is commonly recommended for people with anxiety.
Everyone knows that the intake of green tea offers lots of benefits, and one of those is younger-looking skin. It’s due to this why you may dunk a few bags of green tea to your bathwater if you want a relaxing and beautifying bath.
Fill the tub with hot water and allow 5 to 6 bags of green tea to steep in it for several minutes. Once the water is warm, go ahead and soak in it for a while for skin that looks amazing.
Another common kitchen ingredient that can help beautify your skin is cinnamon powder. Stash 1/4 cup of it in an old sock, tie the open end and throw in hot bathwater. Allow to steep for several minutes.
The moment that your bathwater is warm, take a dip. The delightful scent of cinnamon will surely invigorate you, plus its antioxidant and detoxifying properties will take good care of your skin.
Gelatin Powder Mix
Did you know that unflavored gelatin powder mix is actually a phenomenal hydrator of the skin? It’s also a super effective soother of common skin issues that involve dryness, irritation and itchiness.
All you have to do is dissolve 5 to 6 small packs of unflavored gelatin powder mix to your warm bathwater. Soak in it for a few seconds. By the way, opt for a light-colored mix to keep your skin from being temporarily stained.