Lack of adequate water intake, absence of a good fitness regimen, an improper diet, lack of sleep, and stress are a handful of the triggers that cause dry skin. Now put your worries to end as you can soothe and hydrate your dry skin by treating yourself to some really fabulous healing baths! Yes! All the baths mentioned below use naturally ingredients that are easily available. Want to know more? Just delve deep into the write-up and refresh your knowledge.
- Bathe like an Egyptian with Honey and Milk Bath
All the ingredients are known to replenish the skin with the adequate dose of moisture.
- Goat’s milk – 2 cups
- Raw honey – 1 cup
- Rose essential oils – 10 drops
- Almond oil – 1/3 cup
Mix both goat’s milk with raw honey in a small bowl. Add the mixture to your bathtub filled with warm water. While a lukewarm to warm water is most advisable, you can increase or decrease the temperature of your bath according to your needs. Engross yourself in the water at least for 20 minutes.
Mix in the rose essential oil and almond oil and soak for 20 more minutes for your skin to absorb the nutrients.
- Oatmeal Honey Olive Oil Bath
Oatmeal is a great exfoliating agent while honey and olive oil helps the skin in trapping the moisture and keeping the skin hydrated.
- Colloidal oatmeal – 3 cups
- Olive oil – 1 cup
Draw a warm bath and add colloidal oatmeal to it. Mix it to dissolve evenly. Mix in the olive oil and give a quick stir using your hands. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat up to three times a day to get rid of dry skin.
- The Blissful Herbal Bath
Each herb is different and each one is healing. You can prepare a tea by infusing one or more dried herbs according to the availability or use skin-grade essential oils to reap the same benefits.
- Sage – ¼ tsp
- Rosemary – ¼ tsp
- Peppermint – ¼ tsp
- Chamomile – ¼ tsp
- Green Tea – 1 tea bag
Add the herbs to 4 cups of water and boil until you get about 1-2 cups of strong herbal tea. Strain and add it to your running bathwater. Place the strained herbs in a washcloth and tie using a string. Place the poultice in your warm bath and soak yourself for 20 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water and dab dry. Follow up with a good moisturizer or a few drops of coconut oil.
- Red Wine
If you are in a mood to treat to your skin to something special, then red wine could be the best choice. The polyphenols in red wine are incredible antioxidants and eases discoloration and fine lines. It also helps in cleansing pores and gives your skin a hydrated, nourished look.
- Red wine – 1 cup
Simply pour a glass (or more) of red wine under running warm water. Soak for 20 minutes.
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