Create a Fall Spa Bathing Experience
The Perfect Autumn Home Spa Experience
Many of the best skin care and body products include honey in their formulas. Honey contains many unique properties that are beneficial for your skin and body. Cool autumn evenings are an ideal time to take warm baths and unwind after a long day. If you’ve been avoiding sitting in warm or hot baths during the summer, especially during heat waves, Fall provides more comfortable temperatures for relaxing in the tub. What should you do in order to set up the best bath routine for autumn? The following tips can help you enjoy warm baths all season long, and do so in style and comfort.
Set Up the Tub Area for Relaxation
Create a cozy and soothing atmosphere for autumn baths. You might light a scented candle or two in your bathroom and keep a book nearby to read while you’re in the tub. To make your bath environment even more relaxing, you can play soft music or even enjoy a cup of tea in the tub. Switch your bath towels to thick, plush ones rather than thinner summer ones for added warmth as soon as you step out of the tub. You might want to put a comfortable mat or rug on the floor just outside the tub as well to avoid stepping onto a cold floor. Place a bathrobe close by, so you’ll instantly be able to warm up after your bath.
Watch the Water Temperature
While it might be tempting to make your bath as hot as possible during fall, especially as temperatures start to drop, you should avoid doing this. Being in water that’s too hot can irritate your skin and lead to excessive dryness. Hotter water makes it harder for natural oils to keep your skin hydrated. Keep the water temperature milder for your baths in order to reduce these risks. Ideally, your bath water should be only slightly above your normal body temperature.
Limit Your Time in the Tub
You might want to spend hours soaking in a warm bath this fall. However, this can lead to problems with your skin, such as dryness and irritation. You should limit the amount of time you spend taking a bath to keep your skin healthy. Baths that are up to 20 minutes long are generally considered safe for your skin, although you might want to reduce bath time even more if you have certain skin conditions, such as eczema.
Use Gentle Bath Products
You might be thinking about using bath products with autumn scents, such as apple or cinnamon. However, bath products that contain heavy fragrances or scents can end up irritating your skin or leaving it feeling itchy. Choose bath products that are unscented or lightly scented, especially if you have sensitive skin. Avoid using too many bath products at once, such as bath bombs and bubble baths, since this can result in skin irritation. A gentle body wash is typically all you need to stay clean. When you wash your skin, use a soft washcloth or loofah, and avoid scrubbing harshly.
Dry Off with Care
When you step out of the tub, you should dry your skin off right away. However, you should avoid scrubbing your skin with a towel. Instead, dry your skin gently with a soft towel. This helps prevent you from damaging or irritating your skin.
Moisturize Right After Drying Off
With humidity levels getting lower in autumn, it’s highly important to keep your skin moisturized. Choose a thicker moisturizer for cooler, dryer weather, and have it ready to apply after you dry off. Putting moisturizer on immediately when you’re dry helps keep moisture sealed in, which boosts skin hydration. Having hydrated skin lowers your risk of having to deal with dry skin this fall.
Clean Up for Healthy Skin
Keeping your tub, towels, and washcloths clean all season long is an important part of ensuring that you have safe and relaxing baths. Regular cleaning lowers the risk of skin infections or other skin problems, so make this part of your bath routine this autumn.
Following these tips can help you enjoy plenty of warm baths throughout fall. With the ideal fall bath routine, you can also look forward to having healthy skin.