Not just face packs and a health diet but also a good skincare routine is necessary to maintain glowing skin naturally. To add to that, when you go for a bath, there are some important tips and some uncommon things that can be used as bathing essentials. They are easily available and are self indulgent so be ready to pamper yourself. 

Oatmeal

oat bath

This makes for not just a healthy breakfast but for an amazing skin softener and soother as well. It makes your skin feel oh-so-good that you will rememberto keep a jar in your bathroom after first use. Mix it with a little water and let it stand for a bit. You will notice a protective gel it creates which will stay on your skin after the bath. This is great for retaining moisture. Oats have saponins which are great gentle cleansers especially for those with sensitive skin.

Milk

Many may already know this one but trying it out may need us to push you. This is an ancient remedy for amazing skin! The presence of natural lipids, lactic acid and the proteins exfoliate and nourish our skin. It leaves a natural glow and your skin also feels soft and supple. You can also give it a chocolate twist by adding twotbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, a cup of powdered milk, and 1 tbsp corn starch, amd use half a cup of the mixture every time you bathe.

Red Wine

wine bath

This lovely drink is well known for its antioxidant content and its anti-aging properties. This alcoholic beverage boosts sagging skin and also helps in reducing inflammation and redness. All you have to do is pour one cup in the bath. Red wine has polyphenols which soften the skin and are known for treating dull skin cells. Just make sure to rinse well when you’re done.

Honey

Honey is liquid gold with umpteen benefits and uses and some of them include moisturisation, anti-aging, and even antibacterial properties. To make full use of honey, mix a spoonful of almond oil, vanilla extract and honey and then add it to your bath. You will know why we recommend this soon after use.

Ginger

Ginger is great not just for inside the body where we can include headache, arthritis pain, and digestive troubles but also for your skin!. Soak 1/2 cup of freshly grated ginger as it works well on your lymphatic and circulatory system quickly. Post-bath, sip on water and green tea as after using ginger, you'll be sweating out toxins.

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Green Tea & Lemon

This combination is not for drinking but for soaking. Add 3 to 5 tea bags of green tea along with 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice to your bath water and relax.  Your body will feel bright and energised. Also, you must remember that green tea has anti-ageing benefits and wealth of vitamins. It is great for those who particularly need the combination's deodorising effect. The lemon also aids in exfoliation and brightening your skin.

Mint Leaves

mint bath

We all know that mint is for freshness but did you know that if you added crushed mint leaves to your bath especially when you feel you are about to experience a bad cold, these leaves are great in treating that! 

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Apple Cider Vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is a multipurpose kitchen staple which helps in fighting fungal infections on your skin. It is also great for body odour and acne. It also helps in bringing down the skin's pH and strengthens its natural barrier. This is good for protecting against wrinkles, soothing eczema, fighting bacteria. Add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil along with a cup of the vinegar and soak for 20 minutes. Then rinse your body with cool water.

So which remedy appeals to you the most? Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such tips and suggestions.