Indulge In A Nourishing Bath Ritual With These Tips
Treat yourself to a much-needed relaxing and rejuvenating bath time
With the busyness of caring for ourselves and our loved ones’ well-being on a daily basis, it can be difficult to get a few minutes of ‘me time’ these days. This makes solo moments such as bath time more special than ever.
Of course, it takes effort to leave the day’s worries on the other side of the bathroom door, but still, it is essential that we pause to breathe, to give our minds and bodies the much-deserved rest and rejuvenation they need. Now more than ever, self-care is a necessity, not a guilty pleasure to avoid.
So, to help you make the most of your precious bath time, we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to add nourishment and indulgence to your cleansing ritual. Whether you are getting ready to take on the day, or unwinding after a jam-packed one, here are some things you can do to turn your bathroom into a peaceful oasis, and make every ‘me time’ moment there count.
Getting ready for the day ahead does not have to be a rushed and stressful experience. Even when adhering to a schedule, a morning bath ritual can be a time of luxuriating—as long as a few key details are in place.
First, give yourself an environment that positively energizes you. To help shake off any residual sleepiness, make sure the lights in your bathroom are as bright as possible or let natural daylight in, and turn your water thermostat to a cooler setting. If you have speakers in your shower, or a dry place you can safely set your phone, put on some upbeat music you love. This helps set the tone for the day!
Once in the shower or bath, use rejuvenating products that wake up your senses while nourishing your body. Use a skin-softening cleanser to keep moisture sealed in throughout the day. Dove Nourishing Secrets Pink Lotus bar soap is made with naturally fragrant lotus flower and rice water, which will immediately uplift your mood as you bathe. Plus, these natural ingredients are rich in vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants, which leave skin feeling smooth and hydrated, giving it a natural glow that lasts until bedtime.
Then, give your hair the boost it needs with Dove Nourishing Secrets Cone Flower shampoo. Infused with natural antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients such as cone flower oil and white tea, this shampoo will liven up your roots, leading to less hair fall, more hair protection, and overall growth. Additionally, you’ll be left with a sweet, natural, and refreshing floral scent that will keep you positive as you face the day.
Unwinding after a long day requires a different ritual and techniques. As you adjust the environment of your bathroom, instead of filling it with the energy of lights and music, make it conducive to relaxation. Keep lights dim and water warm. If you do play music, make sure it is quiet and soothing. Likewise, your bath products should be calming. As you prepare for bed, use Dove Nourishing Secrets Lavender body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. Infused with natural lavender, these products to relax your senses with their calming scent, while cleansing and nourishing your hair and body.
Lather Dove Nourishing Secrets Lavender body wash on a loofa or shower puff to remove any grime you’ve accumulated during the day, as well as to exfoliate dead skin cells in order to promote regeneration of healthy ones. In this body wash, the natural ingredients, such as lavender oil and rosemary, soothe skin, protect it from damage, and stimulate cell renewal. The subtle herbal scent also helps to transition you from the busyness of the day, towards a more restful state.
For your hair, use Dove Nourishing Secrets Lavender shampoo. With the same natural ingredients as the body wash—lavender and rosemary—this shampoo will help stimulate hair follicles and regulate blood circulation in your scalp to promote healthy hair growth. As you work the lather, you will release the relaxing fragrance of the natural lavender and rosemary, transporting you to a relaxed state of mind that will prepare you for dreamland.
No matter what time of day you indulge in your bath ritual, make it as nourishing as possible for both your body and mind, with the proper products and environment.