Winter is approaching my friends, which means it’s time for those comfy knits, an excess of cappuccinos and your best friend this colder season, a hot bath. A bath can provide so many wonderful benefits from our skin to our state of mind and is a must have in our routines. If you’re a serial bather or interested in what the hype is about, then read on...
Increased circulation = glowing skin
Did someone say glowing skin? Oh yes we did, and it’s easier than you think. A recent study suggests that by having a hot bath it is possible to burn calories (no you didn’t read that wrong), but not only that, passive heating can reduce our blood pressure, decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke and better control of blood circulation which means glowy skin and healthier bodies!
Clear skin from a clay bath draws out toxins
There nothing better than clear skin and I can guarantee most of us have tried countless products, but I bet you haven't tried this one. By having a clay bath, you skin is able to draw out all those nasty toxins that can get clogged up in our pores. By soaking in a bath with bentonite clay it’s able to cleanse and purify the skin making you feel fresh and on your way to clear skin. But how does it work? The clay itself binds to the toxins in our body and is then able to dispel them from the skin leaving us feeling refreshed, hydrated and relaxed. Try the Originale Wellness Soak from Soak Society to give it a go for yourself!
Get your body ready for beauty sleep
That 9-5 grind is a tough gig and between emails, phone calls, work, friends and family it can all get a bit complicated. If you’re in work overload, feeling stressed or just wanting to chill out, it's time to ditch the phone and have a night bath to get your body ready for that wonderful beauty sleep. It’s so important to sleep well at night and to make sure you’re getting the most out of your days. In the book Sleep Revolution, Ariana Huffington states that, “By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are. And in that place of connection, it is easier for the fears and concerns of the world to drop away.” I know it's hard to face the fact that you may have not ticked everything off your to do list that day, but it’s super important to balance me-time and work-time to in turn get ahead of the game. By having a hot bath before bed, your muscles are able to relax, unwind and prepare you for some much needed shut eye - which is the best beauty product money can't buy! So what are you waiting for? Fill up that tub!
Words: Isobel Williamson for Soak Society