Hands up if Sunday is your favorite day! I know Monday morning is usually in the back of your mind, but Sunday is the day where I can stay in my pyjamas all day, eat pancakes with Nutella and drink a pot of tea for breakfast and dance around with no responsibilities. It’s also the day that I do most of my shopping and planning.
When the evening rolls around, there’s nothing better than slowing down, having a delicious meal (my favorite is chicken in white wine sauce with green beans) and soaking in the bath. Bliss, bliss, bliss!
Did you know the earliest baths were discovered from the mid-2nd Millenium BC in Knossos, Crete, with luxurious bathtubs excavated in our dream vacation location, Santorini. With that in mind, I started to have a look into the way we used to bath, and what ingredients we would use for different issues.
ANTI-AGE IN THE TUB
Green tea is a great anti-inflammatory, which is why I always say to put a couple of cold teabags on your eyes if they’re puffy, it’s also great for anti-ageing, soothing and is packed with antioxidants. Go back to ancient times with The Body Shop Fuji Bath Green Tea, which contains real antioxidant green tea leaves to cleanse and unwind.
SKIN SO SMOOTH
Honey was used as a healing agent in ancient times, it’s been thought of as good for skin for over 10,000 years, so there’s no reason not to believe in the sticky goodness of honey. Products with honey in them will moisturize and soothe dry skin. It also possesses antiseptic properties so it’s great for cleaning yourself. Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Honey Bath will give your bath a foamy vanilla and honey boost and soften your skin.
WASH AWAY DRY SKIN
If you’re looking forward to wearing a dress to the office when the weather gets nice, you need to smooth away any dry patches, especially if you’re a fake tan lover. Oats are your best friend, they effortlessly soften dry patches and soothe sensitive skin, which is why you’ll so often find them in face masks and scrubs. Grab L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Foaming Bath, which contains oat milk for sensitive skin and smells amazing!
GIVE YOURSELF SWEET DREAMS
When you need to get ready for bed you should grab yourself a chamomile tea, instantly calming chamomile is an anti-inflammatory and essential for relaxing. While you’re soaking in your bath why not massage a few drops of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. It contains chamomile and blue tansy, so after you massage it into your skin you’ll get a great nights sleep.
Exfoliation is important, back in the day, brown sugar was used in folk medicines to treat skin irritations, it’s a great gentle ingredient that will slough away those dead skin cells and give you a refreshing glow when combined with the right ingredients. If you feel like you need a little pep in your step (especially if you’re hungover) try Fresh Sugar Lemon Bath And Shower Gel.
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