Who doesn’t like taking a hot bath before sleeping, or a nice warm shower first thing in the morning before hitting the day. And there are a ton of reasons for why this is good for you. It releases Serotonin and Dopamine, the ‘happiness’ chemicals inside your head, which give you feelings of euphoria and relaxation. While we’re talking about the relaxation, don’t discount the amazing relaxing properties a hot bath can have on your muscle. It feels like all the tensed-up muscles of your back and neck get unclenched, and it helps you fall asleep faster. It’s even better if you use some Epson-bath salts. But now you’ve taken your bath. What next? We’re going to talk about some habits that you should get into as soon as you get done with your bathing routine.
Pat Dry Your Body
Alright, first things first. You just got out, and now you need to towel yourself down. The mistake that many people make is quickly, and even roughly, towel themselves, so that your skin, sensitive and plump after getting out of the hot water, gets abraised. This is not good. You need to take care of your skin. And one way you can do that is slowly and gently patting your body, instead of roughly rubbing off the water. Take the time to treat your skin well, it’ll pay huge dividends. You should definitely make it a point to use a soft towel, not a hard one.
Moisturize Your Skin
What more you can even do is use a moisturizer right after getting out of shower, that way, your skin stays luscious and plump. Most people just focus on their face, but if you want all your skin to be supple, consider using a light moisturizer over your whole body.
Because your pores are so receptive right now, it would be a great time to try out some body oils and skin care products. This would also be the ideal time to put oil in your hair. If you’re about to leave the house and you want your A-game look, this would be the best time to put hair product in. Emulsify it between your palm and massage it all the way down to the scalp. If you just want to dry your hair, let it dry naturally before using a hair dryer. Using a blow dryer on wet hair is frowned upon by many hair specialist, although many do it anyway. It’s known to damage your hair and increase hair fall.
Wear Lose Clothes
If you’re about to go to bed, you should consider putting on loose clothes and heading to bed immediately, you don’t want to re-stress by getting back to your work or dealing with any tense situations. This goes back to our point about treating yourself well. It might also be a good idea to get into some good habits and rhythms after your daily bath. Set up a routine. This will help you get in the habit, so that you don’t neglect these things.
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