For many, an extended bath is part of a real wellness day. Switching off, relaxing, doing something good for yourself – especially in exhausting lockdown times, we look for our islands. However, such a full bath is usually anything but relaxing for the skin. We explain three typical bathing mistakes and how they can be easily avoided.
Mistake while bathing: Temperature wrong
As hot as possible so that we can really warm ourselves from the inside? In fact, the temperature is one of the most common mistakes when bathing. Ideally, the degree of the water should only be between 36 and 38 degrees. Even warmer water quickly dries out the skin, which only becomes noticeable after the bath. In the worst case, there is even a risk of painful burns that only become noticeable later. In addition, there is a risk that the temperature of the bath may be too hot, causing our circulation to drop and making us feel tired and uninspired.
Bathing duration too long
Candles on, a good book and soft music? It’s easy to forget the (bathing) time. Ideally, however, the time spent in the tub should not exceed 15 minutes, otherwise the water will extract too much oil from the skin. This can be remedied by using moisturizing bath additives such as Öle instead of the usual bubble bath, but the duration should still not be extremely extended. And: Get into the tub no more than twice a week, otherwise the skin will suffer in the long term.
In addition, proper care after the bath is extremely important. Even if it has to happen quickly, you’d better not rub your skin dry with a towel. Background: The nourishing effect of the Öle is so immediately nullified, nourishing substances are lost on the skin before they überhaupt their effect can unfold. It can even happen that some of the body’s own skin oil is rubbed off – so it is always better to carefully pat dry instead of rubbing. Also definitely increases the relaxation wellness effect!
With material from dpa