If you're still working from home, this blog serves as a reminder to bathe today! If you're super stressed, maybe you should drown your sorrows in a relaxing bath. But.... avoid some common bath mistakes. An expert dermatologist says there are five common mistakes we should avoid to preserve our skin, they are:
Make sure the bath isn't too hot - baths with water above 110 degrees can strip our skin of its natural oils
Avoid shaving in the bath - If you shave your legs in the bath, your skin could be prone to nicks and soaking in the bath (rather than shaving in the shower) can make your skin prone to germs and bacteria falling in the cuts in your skin.
Moisturize after your bath - A nice warm bath will strip some of the oils out of your skin, so replenish them with moisturizer. You should moisturize as soon as you get out of the bath while your skin is still damp to seal in the moisturizer.
Get out after 15 minutes - If you are in the bath for longer than 15 minutes, your skin will start to be stripped of its natural oils. A good rule of thumb is once the water gets cool, get out.
Don't Use Essential Oils - While these oils smell good and are good for your skin, in the bath, the fragrant essential oils can irritate skin.
Now don't you just want to take a nice relaxing bath? Don't forget the wine!