The weather is starting to get warmer and of course, the warmer it gets, you tend to take more baths or more showers. And of course you tend to us cold water when you dip in your bath or go for a quick shower to help your body cool down. Although that is good and reasonable, warm baths can actually still help you during these hot days of summer. A bath refreshes your whole body. But it’s important to keep the temperature really lukewarm and not too cold. If the temperature is below 20 degrees the body has to use up lots of energy to restore body temperature back to its normal level. This constricts the blood vessels, preventing the body from cooling down. This can lead to heat accumulating, which is counter-productive if you’re trying to cool off. It is also advisable to bathe in warm water, as it dilates the blood vessels and allows the heart to work at a relaxed pace. People who follow these tips notice the warmth of the water at first, but within a few minutes of getting out of the bath they will experience a pleasant feeling of freshness, which their whole body will appreciate. This post will give you a few benefits of taking a warm bath during summer.
Warm baths can make you skin cleaner. Hot or warm water bath can open up your pores, and help you clean your skin better. When your pores are clean, skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and blemishes can be reduced. Use a gentle exfoliator to completely remove the dirt on your skin. Another tip is pour cold water on your entire body after taking a warm bath; this helps your pores to close up fast and it would give you the appearance of glass skin.
Warm bath is a good stress reliever. Anyone who has taken a hot or warm bath before bed can vouch for the fact that it is relaxing, and helps you sleep better. If you have been having trouble sleeping recently, or feel too stressed due to personal or professional reasons, a warm bath at night is one of the effective ways to manage and reduce it. Add a few drops of lavender oil to your bath; it is known to help you get a better sleep at night.
Warm bath helps with congestion. When we sleep with the air conditioner on, during the summer season, we may find ourselves sneezing and coughing the next morning. If you are looking for a way to soothe the congestion, taking a warm bath in the summer season is a good idea, especially if this is a frequent occurrence. Adding a few drops of mint essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil will help you more in your congestion. And do take your warm bath in the morning before you start your day.
Warm bath may soothe menstrual cramps and migraine. Menstrual cramps can be excruciating, and difficult to deal with. The same holds true for migraine headaches. According to anecdotal evidence, migraines and menstrual cramps can both be soothed with warm bath. Next time you have your period or you have a migraine, go take a warm bath. You are likely to feel way more relaxed and at ease. Also keep in mind to keep your bathing time short to avoid leaking in your tub.
Warm bath can relax your sore muscles. As we keep sitting in front of our work desks all day, or keep looking at our smartphones with our heads bent down, we are likely to feel soreness and stiffness in the muscles of our shoulders and neck. A warm bath can help relieve such stiffness in muscles, as the heat helps in relaxing them. It may also reduce pain. And this would be more effective if you add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bath; since it is known that Epsom salt can help with sore muscles.These are a few benefits of taking a warm bath during the summer. There are a few risks of taking a warm bath during summer as well. Just remember that before and after taking a bath, drink water since a warm bath can really dehydrate you. And never take too long in your warm bath; this could cause skin irritations.