Relaxing, tempting with a scent, body and senses pampering – bath – is a perfect way to relax after a hard day.
What can we add to water to diversify our bath? Apart from traditional bath foam, which is present on the shelf of every tub owner, cosmetics manufacturers offer a wide range of different products. They will successfully change an ordinary bath into a sensual journey to the land of relaxation. What to choose?
Baths that are healthy for our organisms:
Goat milk and honey bath – also known as Cleopatra’s bath, not only gives sensual pleasure and a hint of luxury, but also smoothes the skin and provides proper moisture level.
Honey is rich in minerals and vitamins. Contained sugars strongly hydrate the skin leaving it velvety smooth. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat dermatitis and acne.
How to prepare such a bath?
Mix ¼ glass of honey with the same amount of milk and few drops of jojoba oil or your favorite essential oil in a bowl, next add it to the bath. After 15-20 minutes you can take a quick cool shower and massage a moisturizing lotion into dry body.
Sulphide bath is a healing treatment with the use of natural sulphide brine, which contains active sulphur compounds as well as macro- and microelements, inter alia, iodine, fluorine, boron and bromine. These kinds of baths help in cases concerning different health problems, starting from degenerative spine disorders, through rheumatic disorders, ending with various skin problems. Such baths are present in the offer of many Polish health resorts.
Sulphide baths are usually taken usually in a series of 10 to 15 treatments. Each bath takes on average 15 minutes (it shouldn’t exceed 20 minutes) at the temperature of about 35°C. The therapeutic effects lasts up to seven months.
Brine bath, appearing more and more often in the offer of health resorts and SPAs, brings many advantages for our organism. Brine is a type of mineral water that contains huge amounts of sodium ions as well as magnesium, potassium, chlorine and calcium ones. Immersing your body at the temperature of 35-38ºC not only relaxes, but also relieves physical and mental tension. Brine bath has many advantages, for example, improves immunity system, boosts metabolism process, enhances blood circulation and skin firmness.
These baths are especially recommended for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, diseases related to the increase of muscle tension or psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. They are not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from respiratory and circulatory system insufficiency as well as urinary tract diseases.
NOTE: A hot bath can dry and irritate sensitive skin and has a bad influence on breaking blood vessels, that’s why taking a bath is not recommended for those who have dry skin prone to irritations or fragile capillaries.