It is not yet winter but the weather is getting colder by the minute. And as it gets colder, your skin tends to get drier too. So you better get ahead and take care of your skin before it gets damaged by the cold weather. Sometimes using a bunch of moisturizers is not working for the skin so maybe let us try mixing a few bath ingredients to help our skin be moisturized. This post will help you choose moisturizing ingredients for your bath and no need to worry, these ingredients are affordable and most of the time they are already in your home. Talk about convenient and resourceful. With no further shenanigans, here are bath recipes for moisturized skin.
Red wine/ champagne bath: Now I know what you are thinking, a bottle of red wine or champagne is not cheap but you are not going to use a whole bottle for this bath recipe. You will just use a glass of it. This type of alcohol has a lot of benefits not just when you drink it but when you also soak in it for a few minutes. Red wine is found to be extremely beneficial for the skin. Packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol, and tannin, it protects the skin from aging by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. Red wine is found to contain natural AHAs, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that cleanses the pores, clears acne and reduces the chance of future breakouts. Champagne contains resveratrol, a potent antioxidant that acts as a shield against skin damage. You can use this beverage over your face and skin to reap some anti-ageing benefits. Besides, when used as a natural toner, it can help reduce inflammation and redness, thanks to the polyphenols and tartaric acid. A little fun fact: Marilyn Monroe was said to bathe in a tub full of champagne.
Milk and Honey bath: Milk and honey are both healthy when you eat them but did you know that they are also good for skin when you mix them in your bath water. It is also a known fact that Ancient Egyptians use milk and honey in their bath because it makes their skin feel moisturized and healthy. Not only that but both milk and honey are awesome exfoliators, they are not harsh on your skin so they will not give you skin damage. Milk drives out all the dirt and dead skin cells from the clogged pores, preventing further blackheads and acne. It also removes fats from the oily areas and moisturizes dry skin areas. Milk is truly a wholesome moisturizer with water, fat and proteins that can replenish the lost natural moisturizing factors of dry skin type. And then honey is a humectant which helps your skin absorb and retain moisture which keeps it from drying out. Honey is packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin.
Oatmeal bath: Since ancient Roman times, people have been using oatmeal for skin care. Today, special oatmeal formulations are used in a variety of skin care products, from lotions to bath soaps. Oatmeal contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory and moisture retaining properties. The kind you put in your bath water isn’t the same type that you eat for breakfast. It’s called colloidal oatmeal. You can make your own or buy over-the-counter products. Colloidal oatmeal binds to your skin and forms a protective barrier. It also helps hold in moisture and ease inflammation. If that isn’t enough, it cleans your skin, too. People have used it for centuries to ease irritated skin.Herbal bath: There are a lot of herbs that help your skin lock moisture in. Bathing in herb-infused water helps reduce stress, soothes the skin, and provides a relaxing, spa-like experience. You can choose herbs for their specific therapeutic benefits, including softening skin, soothing muscles, stimulating circulation, or combatting infection. Here are a few herbs you can add in your bath: Basil is an herb of choice if you want to create a stimulating, energizing bath. The pleasant aroma will wake up your senses and leave you feeling refreshed. Try combining basil with orange peel for an even more invigorating scent. Lemon balm makes it a favorite bath herb. While lemon balm is considered relaxing when ingested, in a bath it is considered stimulating because of its bright, lemony scent. Rosemary's herbaceous scent will give you a boost when you are feeling under the weather or congested with a cold. A rosemary bath helps after a long day working in the garden, making aches and pains melt away.