Pampering yourself doesn't have to be expensive, sometimes by simple dipping in a warm bubble bath can bring enough relaxation over a long and stressful day.
So, if you need time to wind up and chill or just want to get rid of your winter blues, then get yourself ready for a warm bath.
Studies have shown that soaking the whole body in warm water can have plenty of health benefits. Here are top reasons to go for a warm bath:
1. Boost the immune system
The pandemic reminded us to take good care of our bodies by strengthening our immune systems. And drawing into a warm bath has been shown to boost one's immune system. On top of that, a bubble bath can relieve cold/flu symptoms by helping to loosen mucus blockage and even stave off infection.
2. Relieve stress and enhance our mood
There's no doubt that a warm bubble bath can do wonders for your mental health. If taking a bath can make you feel relaxed, how much more soaking your body in a warm bath for 15 minutes? That's even more relaxing. What a perfect way to clear our stress away. This is one of the best self-care you can do at home.
And backing up with facts and studies, warm baths have been linked to reduce stress levels and stimulate the production of our body's happy hormone called serotonin, which in turn makes us more calm and happy.
3. Makes you fall asleep faster
You've probably heard a lot about melatonin, our sleeping hormone. And this is how your body produces melatonin once you dip it in a warm bath. A warm bath starts heating your body and it slowly increases your body's internal temperature. Then once you're done, your body naturally cools down. This in turn gives a signal for your body to produce melatonin. And voilà it's time for a good night's sleep.
So, if you've been longing for a good slumber, how about a warm bath tonight?
4. Help improve skin condition and detoxify skin
Warm baths are definitely good for your skin as it open up our pores which gives way to a more effective cleansing process. Aside from that, some skin conditions can simply be treated by a warm bath using a gentle and all-natural cleanser.
Moreover, a warm bath can also help to remove skin impurities, get rid of dead skin, and even detoxify our skin.
5. Soothes muscle pain
If you've been complaining of a muscle ache due to sitting for a longer period daily or probably because of child-rearing then a bubble bath is an easy quick-fix to help relieve your muscle soreness. It's because dipping in warm water can help decrease pain, promote better blood flow, release tension, and muscle inflammation.
6. Burn calories
Physical activity isn't the only way to burn calories. Studies have shown that even a warm bath can help do the trick. It can even be as effective as taking a walk. But still, don't diss your exercise routine.
Just a reminder, steer clear from hot tubs if you have a heart disorder and UTI. Anyway, if you don't have any of those problems, feel free to take a pause and indulge yourself in a luxurious warm bubble bath whenever you need a boost.
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