Many of us love to take a bath. This procedure is very relaxing, tones and improves mood. In addition to these pleasures, you can get a lot of benefits from the process, but if you adhere to some rules.
It is better and more correct to take a bath in the evening, after a hard and busy day. But here, too, you should be careful, because a hot bath can not only “tune” you to sleep, but vice versa – over- excite you .
How to take a bath
Experts advise observing the temperature regime in the range of 37-39 degrees, because a low temperature will not allow muscles to relax, and a higher temperature will cause great fatigue. You should not eat a lot before the procedure, as the high temperature negatively affects the digestive system.
The procedure itself should not be delayed for more than 25-30 minutes, otherwise there will be a great load on the heart.
Hot or cold?
Baths can be conditionally divided into hot and cold. If the first is taken at a temperature of 40 degrees, then here it should be remembered that you should not lie in hot water for more than 5-7 minutes. But a cold bath is taken to improve the elasticity of the skin, and at the same time, you should also not abuse it in order to avoid the process of hypothermia.
Experts advise you to pay attention to what substances you use during the procedure itself, because in different cases you will get different results.
You can buy bath salts, which can be found in specialized stores. At home, you can even prepare a bath with ordinary table salt, which will give your body a firming and regenerating effect, as well as have a positive effect on your skin.
If you are taking a bath with pine needles, you should remember that the procedure will have a calming effect, and it is better not to run to work after the bath, but to relax at home.
Use tea tree oil for reassurance, and massage specific areas of your body where you feel particular tension.
Have a cold or bronchitis? Take a bath with rosemary oil, but use a lot of drops or you won’t get the effect. There are problems with the menstrual cycle, use oregano oil, which should also be added to the bath.