Bathing is not only for body care, but also offers balance and relaxation. The warm water ensures, among other things, that the body really relaxes. So that bathing is also good for our health, there are a few mistakes to avoid.
These often start at the wrong temperature. Water that is too hot damages our skin and dries it out. In addition, the high temperature can then trigger circulatory problems. A water temperature of 38 degrees is ideal for a relaxing break.
Bathing too long is also not good for our body. If the skin comes into contact with water, the natural protective film is rinsed off. This also causes it to dry out. A bath should therefore not last longer than 20 minutes.
It makes sense to decide on a bath additive that is tailored to your own needs before you bathe, because depending on the ingredients, it promotes well-being. Essential oils are particularly popular, for example with lavender. These usually have a calming effect and also allow us to sleep better. If you want to rid your skin of dead skin cells, you can treat it with a peeling, which can also be done with salt, sugar or coffee powder, for example.
Our insider tip: Add 100 milliliters of milk and two tablespoons of olive oil to the bathwater. The proteins contained in milk have a moisturizing effect. In combination with the oil, the skin is additionally padded, smoothed and moisturized.
Before you get out of the bath, you should rinse yourself thoroughly with lukewarm water and remove any residue of the bath additive. Because foam residues also dry out the skin and can cause irritation.
Finally, gently dry the softened skin with a towel. Allow wet areas to air dry. Then treat the skin with a rich moisturizing cream.