Bring on the candles and body wash because nothing relieves tension and pampers the senses like a spa-worthy bath! It’s important to note that baths are not just about getting clean. You could take a shower if that’s all you wanted. No, baths are for when you need to reset and recharge after a long day. When you feel like you deserve all the foam in the world for the things you had to put up with.
With such high goals, it’s not enough to fill the tub and hop in. You need to plan for it, set the mood, create the perfect playlist. It’s complicated, but with these tips, you can get ready for the best bathing experience of your life.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you let your body sink into your tub’s embrace, you need to make sure you’ve gathered all your essentials. You don’t want to have to get up once you’re comfy cozy. Tidy up the bathroom and set the temperature for your bathwater. Not too hot, or it will dry and irritate your skin.
As the tub is filling up, place your laptop on a chair close to the tub (not too close though), so you can watch your favorite show. You can also connect your smartphone to a waterproof bluetooth speaker and play some soothing music.
Of course, you’ll need to light up some candles and gather your beauty supplies such as fizzy bath bombs, body scrub, face mask, and essential oils. This can easily cost you a fortune, but you can always use Bed Bath and Beyond coupons.
Turn off All Disturbances and Unwind
Don’t dip as much as a toe in the water until you’ve made sure you switched your phone on airplane mode and turned off all devices that could interfere with your tranquility. If you live with other people, see to it that they understand your expectations: either you get some alone time to relax, or you’ll turn into Bathzilla!
In case you have pets, you’ll want to keep the door shut, or they’ll come in out of curiosity and start begging for attention. Worse yet, they might jump into the tub with you, and then your bath will be ruined. Now that all safety measures are in check, time to unwind.
Cleanse, Rinse and Moisturize
Once you’ve relaxed and feel like your soul has been nourished, use a gentle body scrub to exfoliate your skin. You’ll want to apply it with circular motions and then rinse. Grab an extra fluffy towel and pat your skin dry. While your skin is still damp, slather yourself in your favorite moisturizer. It’s important to do this step before your skin is completely dry as it allows you to lock in the remaining moisture from your bath.
Now it’s time to step into your fabulous fluffy robe; otherwise, it’s not much of a spa experience, is it? Put on a pair of cozy slippers and, as you walk into the next room, take that calm state of mind with you. Put some essential oil in your diffuser, pour yourself a glass of wine, take a good book, and climb into bed. You’ll sleep like an angel.
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