The luxury of taking a bath

Taking a bubble bath or soaking in the tub is a relaxing way to unwind after a long stressful day. But did you know that taking a bath is also good for your health?

Here are some reasons you should take a bath tonight.

Baths can relax your mind and brighten your mood. Taking a bath is a good way to pamper yourself. Not only does it feel good to have a little you time, but submergence in water helps to calm your nervous system, reduce levels of stress and anxiety in your body, and improve your mood. Warm baths can stimulate the production of feel good hormones associated with happiness and security. Bathing is comfort, allowing your mind and body to relax.

Baths cleanse your skin and allow your pores to open and detoxify. Cleansing in a warm bath, with or without bubbles, helps to remove dead skin and impurities. Heat opens your pores and allows for more effective cleansing. Baths also nourish and hydrate your skin. Our bodies are made of mostly water, which is why it's so important to keep yourself hydrated.

Baths can sooth sore muscles. Sitting in water helps to reduce pain and inflammation in your muscles and body, making baths a great way to help your body heal. Whether you are tense from a long day behind a desk or an active workout, relaxing in a bubble bath helps you to wind down.

Taking a bath may help you sleep better. Having a soothing warm bath before bed can induce a better night's sleep by kick-starting your body to start a downshift in temperature by first heating it up. Our bodies get colder at night naturally, but giving the cool-down process a nudge by heating yourself up with a bath is a proven trick to wind down and start feeling tired. Once out of a bath, cool down naturally and slip into bed for some quality beauty sleep.

So, put in some bubbles in your bathtub and go relax now!