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How to have the perfect bath

How to have the perfect bath

Taking some time out to soak in a big sudsy bath is one of life’s simple pleasures. A hot, deep soak not only relaxes the body but also relaxes the mind too. Whether you’ve spent the last nine hours sat at a desk or just finished a tough session in the gym, taking a bath is an amazing way to naturally alleviate muscle strain and relieve stress and anxiety. We’ve rounded up some top tips to ensure you make the most out of your evening soak.

Prepare

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The key to having started the perfect bath actually starts before you enter the water. Before climbing in, scrub away dead skin cells and boost your circulation with an exfoliating scrub like the ESPA Exfoliating Body Polish. Apply all over the body, focusing on particularly dry areas such as the ankles, knees and elbows. For skin benefits that last much longer than your soak, try using a face mask that works well with steam like the Chantecaille Detox Clay Face Mask. Formulated with Kaolin Clay, the mask is infused with innovative botanicals to help to control and hydrate the skin.

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Get the temperature right   

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Whilst many like it hot, it’s important to not have it too warm as it can affect your blood pressure and dry out the skin. Test your water with your wrist rather than your hand, as this is a better gauge of how hot it will feel when you’re in the bath. To create the ultimate relaxing atmosphere, light an aromatherapy candles like This Works Deep Sleep Heavenly Candle to help you unwind after a busy day.

Choose the right elixir

Running the perfect bath is as much about picking the right condiments to go with it. This mean picking an elixir that suits your personal needs. Firstly, establish what it is that you want from your tub time. Do you want to relax and destress? Or do you want to rejuvenate and destress? To rejuvenate try the Mauli Himalayan Healing Salts. Rich in minerals and nutrients, the salts work to balance the skin’s PH levels, eliminate toxins and soothe aching bones, restoring the minerals which have been taken away from the day. For the perfect night’s sleep add a drop of Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath and Shower Drops. The relaxing blend of lavender and jasmine gives off a relaxing aroma that aids a good night’s sleep.

Hydrate

Honing the perfect bath time routine doesn’t end when you leave the tub. Have your favourite aromatic moisturiser on hand ready to lock in the moisture. Try something therapeutic like the Decleor Aromessence Svelt Body Refining Oil Serum. Infused with Grapefuit and Patchouli, the product works to nourish both the mind and body, making it the perfect after-bath essential.

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