Nothing can beat the fresh and luxurious feeling and sheer joy that a hot bath gives you. It is simply magical, especially after a tiring day. You can literally feel your muscles relax as your stress floats away like those happy bubbles. Truly, the sensuous experience of a soapy bath is unparalleled.
It is a feeling that is hard to define in words. Because hot showers do a world of good. Not only do they wash away dirt and grime and make you feel clean, but they also give you your daily dose of rejuvenation. As if this wasn’t enough, there is an array of scintillating bath and body products to make your shower time even more luxurious. There is a list of adds-on you can pick and choose from.
The best part is, we’ve done the groundwork for you. Here’s a list of our favourite bath and body products that will make your relish your bathing experience, every time.
1. Bath gels
Just like soap, a Bath Gel is a cleansing product, only more moisturizing. These liquid cleansers help to remove dirt and other impurities from the body. Unlike soaps, Bath Gels won’t dry your skin out. In fact, these will form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface and trap moisture. These also come in a variety of exotic ingredients and fragrances that will ensure nothing less than indulgence every time you shower.
BB pick – Nivea Waterlily and Oil Shower Gel. A fabulous combination of freshness and gentle care, this feminine, delicately scented product will pamper your skin and ensure that it is well-cared for, always.
2. Bath salts
Also known as Wellness Salts, bath salts promise a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Made from Sea Salt or Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt), these easily dissolve in water. These crystals work as a hot spring. Simply add them to your hot bath water or bathtub and soak in the goodness as your stresses melt away. Bath Salts are packed with a wealth of benefits and are known to promote health, hydrate the skin, soothe muscles and give you all-round relief. Moreover, these are also known to purify the skin and promote better sleep. Go draw yourself a nice salty bath and pamper your senses.
BB pick – Soulflower Lavender Bath Salt for Rejuvenation, Relaxation and Pain Relief. This mineral-rich Sea Salt potion draws out impurities and relaxes and calms you.
3. Bath oils
A hot bath is therapeutic. And when you add fragrance to it, even more so. That’s exactly what Bath Oils are. They are scented oils that are added to the bathwater or bathtub. Made from organic plant oils, they moisturize intensely by penetrating deep into the skin. Not only do they soothe your body, but they are also enriched with anti-viral properties that fight bacteria, reduce joint pain and muscle stiffness These also improve blood circulation and reduce fatigue. These fragrant potions also act as a mood enhancer that energizes your senses making you feel happy and relaxed. A couple of drops to your bath and soak in the luxurious feeling.
BB pick – Oriental Botanics Bath and Body Oil (Green Tea and Basil). Made with 100% natural base oils, this delicately scented, non-oily product moisturizes and hydrates deeply without clogging pores.
4. Body scrubs
Body Scrubs not only feel good but make your skin look good too. Body Scrubs are exfoliants that help to remove build-up and dead cells from the surface of the skin. They also help to unclog pores, which ensure better absorption of moisture, be it creams or lotions. This granular goodness also prevents ingrowths and helps to improve the overall appearance of your skin.
BB pick – Skin Cottage Body and Bath Scrub. Enriched with a delicately Strawberry fragrance, this exfoliates gently to remove impurities and gives healthy, clean skin.
5. Body creams
Normally, soaps and other cleansers strip away moisture from your skin. It is therefore important to replenish this lost moisture and hydrate your skin to prevent it from drying further. Applying body creams right after a shower helps to replenish the skin, restore moisture, and rehydrate it. Moreover, the natural fragrance helps to uplift the mood and keep you and your skin happy. The best time to apply body creams is immediately after a shower. Your thirsty skin will soak in all the moisture, and the cream will act as a protective barrier, leaving your skin soft and supple.
BB pick – Dove Body Love Silky Pampering Body Cream. This indulgent cream is paraben-free and goes up to 10 layers deep to nourish the skin. It gives lasting softness for 48 hours, so you can experience the body love you deserve.
6. Body lotions
Just like body creams, Body Lotions provide fantastic hydration. The primary difference between the two is that lotions are typically lighter and have a higher water content, whereas creams have a higher oil content. This is why lotions are more easily absorbed into the skin. It keeps the skin nourished and supple, and most have a pleasant fragrance that keeps you feeling fresh long after. It also makes your skin look youthful and plump.
BB pick – Nutrinorm Hydrating Body Lotion is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E which immediately get absorbed into the skin. A natural moisturizer enriched with high-quality ingredients, it soothes skin and leaves it soft and supple.
7. Body mist
The body mist is akin to perfume. It is a lighter, less concentrated version of a perfume that can be applied directly to the skin. A Body Mist not only keeps the body fragrant but also hydrated. It smells delicate and not overpowering. The best time to spritz it is right about a shower to give yourself a refreshing boost. Most come with a subtle fragrance that lingers long.
BB pick – Nike Woman Purple Body Mist. Inspired by the Greek Goddess of victory, this symbolizes strength, speed, and energy. An absolutely refreshing fragrance with a long-lasting effect.
Each of these promises nothing less than an exhilarating bathing experience. The sheer number of choices can be dizzying, so pick one that best suits you – be it in terms of fragrance, ingredients, and texture. Remember, it’s your body and it needs all the TLC it can get. Go on and indulge. Draw yourself a nice warm bath, put on some good music. Relax. Soak in the bliss. Enjoy your me-time.