After a busy and stressful week, all we can think about is sinking a relaxing bath. When salts and conventional suds just don’t cut it, we reach into our pantry and refrigerators or pull from our gardens to maximize our soak session. Find out what household items you can throw into your tub and that also happen to be really good for your skin. Go ahead; add bath time to your hobby list.
Take A Load Off
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Thanks to the natural antioxidants in green tea, throwing 5 to 10 tea bags in your bath water helps detoxify your body and balance skin tone.
Add 1 cup of honey in a bath to soften and moisturize dry, irritated skin.
The natural lactic acid in 2 cups of powdered milk softens and brightens skin. A milk bath is also the perfect solution for soothing sunburned skin.
Oils have the ability to penetrate and absorb deep into the skin. 3 tablespoons of olive oil maintains collagen in the skin and prevents future wrinkles.
Adding 1 cup of fresh lemon juice refreshes and revives tired skin. Running a cool lemon bath helps tighten large pores.