One of the most relaxing things that you can do for yourself is to draw yourself a nice warm bath. However, did you know that besides having a bath, when you are having it is also important? For us, one of our favorite baths are evening baths because they have so many benefits. Here is why evening baths are good for you:
Having a warm bath before in the evening can help you to fall asleep faster and to also improve your quality of sleep. Warm baths will heat your body up, and when you get out of the bath, your body temperature will suddenly drop which will, in turn, make you sleepy. We bet you are wondering how a drop in your body’s temperature will make you sleepy.
When you are falling asleep, your body temperature drops, and it’s at the lowest in comparison with the rest of the day. In a way, the sudden drop of temperature that a warm bath can cause can signal your brain that it’s time for sleep, much like when your body gets naturally colder because of its daily rhythm, it’s a signal for your brain and body that it’s time to get to sleep.
Enhancing Relaxation & Lowering Tension
As the day goes on, you experience various situations at work, at home, and with your friends. You have a lot of tasks to take care of, and constantly rushing to accomplish them, and the various situations you find yourself in might leave little time to process them.
Furthermore, they can also be a cause of stress, that when piled up day after day can cause a lot of damage to your overall wellbeing. Having a bath in the evening can help you unwind and process all of the thoughts and happenings of the day. Furthermore, the warm water can help you to de-stress your body and mind.
If you feel the tension in your muscles, or you are stiff from sitting for too long, or you overdid it during your training sessions, an evening bath can help you to relieve that tension, and have a more relaxing, pain-free evening.
Your Skin Will Become Healthier
During the day, as you go from task to task you use various transportations, you go through different spaces and get in touch with a lot of bacteria and germs. If you are used to taking your shower or bath in the morning, you might be getting in bed with all of these germs still on you. And during the night, they get on your sheets and pillows, and they grow every day. And every day you are introducing more and more new bacteria to your bed.
These bacteria and germs can cause your skin to get infected, spots to appear or even acne. Even if you wash them regularly, spending only one night might cause your skin to take a turn for the worse.
Having an evening bath allows for your skin to be deeply cleaned, thus reducing the bacteria in your bed, and improving the health of your skin as well as reducing spots and acne.
We suggest that you take a quick shower before you put yourself in the warm bath. That way you will wash off a lot of the bacteria on your skin, which will prevent them from filling up your pores once they are opened, promoting the further risk of developing spots, infecting your skin or acne.
Extra Tip: Besides if you wash your hair in the evening during your bath, and leave it air-dry instead of treating it with heat, it will also help your hair to look better, without damaging it. Especially if you have curly hair!
Taking a warm bath before bed can also help you to improve your overall health. By taking a bath in the evening instead of the morning you are improving your sleep, which in turn can help your immune system to work properly. Besides that, your pores will be closed over the night which allows you to protect yourself from catching a cold.
If you were struggling with a cold or the flu, having a warm bath can help you to decongest and breathe more easily in the evening.