A Perfect Bath

Hello lovelies!
If you've ever read my blog you will know over the last year or so my life has been quite stressful and busy at times, there are some days when I just need a few minutes of relaxation and me time. The one way I found this was a way everyone and anyone could find it too, which is why I wanted to do this post! My safe haven is in my bath, I have become the master of creating the perfect bath and today I want to share my tips with you!
To begin with I start running my bath around fifteen minutes before I plan to get in it, this is because I like the heat of the water to be hot but not burning so I can get used to the temperature, I also don't like it too deep before I get my feet in. After I can see the water rising a little I pop some bubble bath that changes the colouring of the bath water and continue to let it fill up more so. I find adding some product earlier will help the water have a better chance at cleaning my body rather than just popping some in when the bath is full, as it will only be the top layer that has any. 

Whilst waiting on the bath to fill I remove any make-up I may have on so my face is fairly clean before hand. I do this simply with make-up removing wipes, I find these easier than taking make-up off in the bath as I don't find using a flannel and soap is as effective, I generally still have scraps left on my face after trying to wash it off this way, also I personally think it's more hygienic to remove it before getting in as that way your make-up won't clog up your bath water. I don't do anything else apart from remove the majority of my make-up as I tend to wait until afterwards to do my skin care. 

By the time I've removed my make-up the bath is getting to the stage where I can enter, so I then drop a bath bomb in and let it fizzle whilst preparing myself to get in. I like adding lots of various scents as I love feeling and smelling fresh, if I don't have a fragranced bathe I don't feel I've had a thorough bath. I can now get in my water and adjust to the heat by relaxing for a few minutes and reflecting on the days events or planning my to-do list for the next. I love simply just being able to sit and gather my thoughts, sometimes you don't have chance during the busy day to hear your own voice. 
Once I've given myself time to test the temperature and gotten used to it I add more hot for some time and enjoy hearing the running water. I emerge myself fully and then I can lay back cleaning my body and get the smells that have been added on my skin. This not only helps calm my body but also give me some relaxation for my mind too. Once the temperature is hot enough I turn off the tap and simply bathe. This is a good chance to practice having some me time and try to just focus on being without having to worry on other things going on in the world. 

After my relaxation time and I need to start having my wash I slightly cool the water down, when I've been in the hot bath for too long it can make me break out in a red rash and also overheat my body meaning I feel a little faint and ill. I also find my body feels better when the water cools down, even though relaxing feels wonderful in it, washing doesn't. Whilst running the cold tap I place my flannel underneath it to get it freezing then I wash my face with it, I prefer cold water to cleanse with as it wakes my face up and it just feels cleaner than it would with hot. 
Just before I'm getting ready to get out the bath I apply my body scrubs. First of all I use a softer shower gel type, this is just to give me a soft skin feel and create a sweet smell that will linger on my body, even though I've bathed in products I just like having extra fragrance. I do this before my scrub to soften the skin even more, when using the actual scrub, I only use it on my back and shoulders as I have very sensitive skin and rubbing it all over me would create more harm, as often I find my skin breaks out in spots. I don't think body scrubs are ideal for someone who has my type of skin so I don't tend to use them often. 

I know this seems like I use quite a lot of products and hot water, however this is only when I'm having a good soak in the bath and I think in reality it's probably not quite as much as it sounds. Bath time is important for everyone, just giving yourself a break from all you problems and worries. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some
ideas how to create the perfect bath.
How do you relax? Leave some comments and let me know 

10 comments :

  1. I rarely take baths because I'm always rushing but they are so relaxing. I remove all my makeup before I get in, too.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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  2. I LOVE taking baths! I really want to try bath bombs! -JustRere

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  3. I'm not a huge bath person but this just sounds wonderful! The line about finding time to hear your own voice really stuck a chord with me because you're right, we don't often get the peace and quiet to gather our thoughts and hear ourselves out. Really enjoyed this post hun!

    Pandora xo
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  4. Baths are my favourite! Its so relaxing!

    Hannah | alongsidehannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This sounds so relaxing! Must take more baths. The few that I have had have been so good! Also, I definitely need to actually try a bath bomb!

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    1. Thanks lovely, I love bath bombs, they really make a bath1
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