Bathing 101: Do’s And Don’ts Of Bathing

We all love a good soak at the end of a long day, but as your skin will show.

LIMIT YOUR BATH TIME

Of course a good soak is super relaxing, but limit your bath time to 20 minutes or five (average length) songs on your phone or laptop. Any more than that and you’ll dry your skin out and you’ll also feel drained of energy.

INCORPORATE A GENTLE SKIN BUFFER

For smooth skin, opt for a gentle exfoliate. We like First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish

INVEST IN GOOD TOWELS

Heaven is a plush towel. It’s worth spending a few extra dollars on quality towels then opting for the less plush blend. Fold them behind your head and use them as a pillow while you soak or lounge around in them after you’ve finished.

TAKE A BREATH AFTER YOU EAT

Avoid taking a bath or shower right after you eat, it slows down your digestion. Take 40 minutes to yourself to let your food digest, then hop in the tub.

TAKE YOUR SKINCARE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

A rich, lathering body oil makes all the difference in a bath. This luxurious lather is super hydrating and smells like a dream!

DON’T OVER DO IT

Yes, there is such a thing as being too clean. Two showers or baths a day is plenty, you don’t want to deplete your skin of its’ natural oils.

DITCH THE BUBBLY

You can’t believe everything that you see in the movies, drinking alcohol and bathing do not mix. Alcohol naturally causes your body temperature to rise by dilating your blood vessels. To regulate body temperatures and enjoy your bath, stick with water. If you need a little flavor, infuse it with a selection of your favourite fruits

UP YOUR TOWEL GAME

The plusher, the better.

INVEST IN COTTON

Dry off with a cotton towel, and pat don’t rub your skin dry. We recommend cotton because it’s a natural, breathable fabric

SET THE MOOD

You can’t go wrong with a scented candle. This bergamot, violet and cashmere musk blend is to die for.

BATHE TO SLEEP BETTER

Want to sleep better? Take a warm bath before you hit the sheets—extra relaxation points if you incorporate lavender products to boost your relaxation.

REMEMBER TO HYDRATE!

After a bath, replenish your skin with a rich hydrating butter or lotion.