Your skin needs you to look after it. That means using the right ingredients to add nutrients and make it glow.
Many of us love a long, hot soak in the bath. It helps us unwind after a difficult week and supports the relaxation of the muscles. Our mental health gets major benefits, while our physical health is supported.
But the skin doesn’t always benefit from baths. We need to get the right essential oils and ingredients into the bath water to help the skin glow and rejuvenate. That means creating the perfect detoxifying baths to remove the oils, dirt, grime, and chemicals.
Here’s a look at nine detoxifying baths that you need to use for reborn, glowing skin.
Grab Those Epsom Salts
One of the best things you will ever add to your bath water is Epsom salts. You can get them at a low cost in your local grocery store (just got to the beauty/bath aisles) and just thrown them straight into the water. They’re like mini salt crystals that will dissolve straight into your water.
Epsom salts are so much better for you than bath bombs and bubble bath. They detox your water and won’t leave that filmy residue on your skin afterward. At the same time, they get right into your skin to offer skin and health benefits. With the natural ingredients, you also avoid all those chemicals and toxins that bubble bath or bath bombs add to your water.
But don’t salts dry out the skin? Well, yes, but you’re not putting salt in your water. The name is a little misleading.
You’re adding mineral salts into your water, so they don’t dehydrate the skin. Instead, they add nourishing ingredients directly into your skin in a way that you’ve never experienced before. You get sulfate, vitamin E and so much more. The vitamin E and sulfate are the most important two to focus on when it comes to a detoxifying bath. They will flush out the toxins from your body, leaving you a glowing and smooth look.
We also can’t forget about magnesium. This is beneficial for the whole body—your overall health. There are high chances that you’re deficient in magnesium, which means your immune system isn’t working as effectively as it could. Your body becomes inflamed, which affects the redness and puffiness in your skin.
Your pores become more restricted when your skin is inflamed. It’s easier for bacteria to build, so your end up with more acne all over your body.
Epsom salts also help to leave you tofeel relaxed. There is a slight scent—and you can always add some essential oils with the salts to get a more relaxing scent to your bath water.
If you’re only going to take one detoxifying bath from this list, this is the one that you want to focus on.
Make a Sea Salt Water Bath
If you don’t want Epsom salts, you can use sea salt instead. You get all the same nutritional benefits as Epsom salts, meaning your skin is radiant and luxurious.
There are also antibacterial benefits to sea salt that you don’t get with Epsom salts. What you’ll likely hear of salt water is good for killing bacteria in your mouth to help soothe a sore throat or fight against a bacterial throat infection. It can help to clean out the gums. Well, the same principles apply to your salt water.
Sea salt water will get into your pores. It cleans out the impurities within your skin, whether it’s bacteria causing acne or fungal and bacterial skin infections and conditions.
The downside is the dehydrating element of sea salt. It is much more dehydrating to the skin than Epsom salts. However, there can be an advantage to that! By dehydrating your skin, you can remove some of the excess oils from your skin. If you have naturally oily and greasy skin, you can help to eliminate it and improve the look of your skin that way!
You don’t just need to use sea salts on their own. If you’re worried about the dehydrating element to the sea salts, you can add some essential oils. These will help to add hydration while the salts strip it, meaning you get a balance of your nurturing bath water.
It’s also worth moisturizing your skin when you’ve finished in the bath to fight against the dehydration of the salts.
Opt for Herbs and Oatmeal in a Bath Bag
If you want to get away from the salts, you can look at a homemade bath bag. Using a bath bag will give you the chance to avoid too many of the elements absorbing directly into the skin. You don’t feel like you’re sitting in something grainy while in the bath. There’s also the benefit of the materials not going into the drain, leading to potentially clogged pipes.
An herb and oatmeal bath bag are one of the most recommended options for a detoxifying bath. You just put the two in a small cotton bag that sits over the tap and slightly in the water.
Oatmeal is often used as a skin mask. It hydrates and exfoliates gently at the same time. You get to draw out the toxins, leaving your skin smooth, bright, and healthy. You don’t need to use it on the skin thought for these benefits. You can add it to the bag and let the water take out the nutrients and absorb them straight into the skin.
If you have rashes or other itchy skin conditions, you want to use oatmeal in your bath water. It will work into the skin and reduce the inflammation and itchiness. It’s one of the best home remedies for those with chicken pox, fungal infections, eczema, and psoriasis.
You can opt for an oatmeal bag on its own, but adding some herbs will help further. They offer other natural health remedies, including the ability to draw out the toxins in your body. While your body will remove toxins alone, there are some toxins that destroy your organs and leave them unable to work properly. Your body won’t complain if you give it a little helping hand!
Herbs will also add the scent to your bath water that makes you want to stay there and relax. Think about the way thyme or mint can make you feel when you smell it. No calories are involved!
Make Your Own Coconut Oil Bath Bombs
If you want a bath bomb in your water, it’s best to make your own. You can use a small number of natural ingredients to add nutrients to your water instead of chemicals. The water feels better too. There’s no filmy texture to your skin afterward, as the homemade bath bombs will moisturize your skin instead.
Coconut oil is the best ingredient to make your bath bombs. It’s solid at room temperature, unlike all the other oils out there. The oil will melt into the water, creating a moisturizing and nutritious bath.
I can’t rave about coconut oil enough. It’s just so amazing for all its health benefits. It’s antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and much more. It hydrates your skin while adding vitamin E and other antioxidants to your body. Why aren’t you using it?
The coconut oil will get into the pores. It will strip out the dirt and grime while killing the bacteria collection. Those skin conditions are soothed, inflammation is a thing of the past, and you will see less acne on your skin. If you have any fungal infection, the water will be able to get in, and the coconut oil kills it off.
When you get out of the bath, your skin will feel smooth. There’s no need to use any moisturizing cream afterward. The heat of the water will open your pores to make it easier for the coconut oil to get deep into your skin.
Don’t just sit in your bath water when you opt for a coconut oil bath bomb. Rub it into your skin and help it moisturize deeper.
You don’t just need coconut oil on its own. Add some essential oils and some Epsom salts for a fully radiating bath bomb. Eucalyptus oil is one of the best for clearing the sinuses and leaving you feeling relaxed at the end of the day.
Opt for Peppermint and Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of those ingredients that you likely have for making bread and cakes, but did you know it’s also good for your skin? Baking soda has multiple cleaning benefits, including killing the bacteria in your skin and getting rid go fungi build up. You can also get rid of the toxins in the body, so you want to put it into your water.
This is an ingredient that doesn’t quite dissolve in the water. You will still have a few grains that you want to rub on your skin to exfoliate and open your pores. Your skin will thank you.
Don’t forget about adding some peppermint to it. You just need the essential oil for a relaxing and stress-releasing scent. The scent will come out of the vapors, especially if you have the water as hot as possible. If you have a cold or blocked nose, you want this ingredient in your bath to make you feel a little more human.
Make a Clay and Epsom Salt Detox Bath
We’ve already covered the benefits of Epsom salts. You can also add some essential oils of choice to help with the scent of this detox bath. But what is so good about Epsom salts with clay? Is clay that good for the skin?
Clay offers exfoliating properties. It will get into your pores and clean them out, making it easier for the Epsom salts to get to work deep down. Try to create a paste out of it in your water and apply it directly to your skin. This will give it a chance to draw out all the toxins in your skin causing dark spots, blemishes, and dull skin.
You’ll also add more magnesium to your skin. This is quickly absorbed to help boost your immune system’s efforts.
Make a Ginger Powder and Hydrogen Peroxide Bath
Hydrogen peroxide does get a slightly unfair reputation. When you add it to your bath water with some ginger powder, it can help to smooth and brighten your skin. You’ll want to soak for about 30 minutes in the heat of the water, giving the ingredients chance to soak right into your skin.
You gain benefits from both the peroxide and the ginger. Let’s start with the ginger, which offers antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The ginger will kill off the bacteria in your pores, cleansing the skin and leaving you acne free. Meanwhile, it will reduce inflammation helping to keep skin irritation and conditions to a minimum.
Those will have allergies or illnesses will especially gain benefits from the ginger. It helps to clear mucus build-up within the lungs. You breathe in the ginger through the steam of the water.
The peroxide helps to remove the dead skin cells and kill off bacteria. It will help to lighten your skin, improving the look of scars and reducing blemishes and dark spots.
You may want to add some bentonite clay to your water, especially if your water has a high amount of fluoride. Start with a small amount of the ingredients and work your way up to about two cups of peroxide and just a couple of tablespoons of ginger powder.
Use Vanilla Bath Salts with Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus crops up again. There are so many relaxing benefits to this oil. You relieve any congestion that you face while boosting the release of happy hormones around your body. Keeping stress hormones to a minimum will help you reduce the oil production and keep acne to a minimum. Your skin looks brighter and healthier than ever before.
It’s best to make your vanilla salts, using vanilla pods and Epsom salts. You get all the benefits of Epsom salts, with the relaxing scents of vanilla. Vanilla can also help to add more moisture to your skin while reducing aches and pains you experience throughout the day.
Create a Ginger Bath and Body Scrub
How about a detox bath that also works as a body scrub? This is a great way to get the benefits of the natural ingredients daily, right? Well, ginger is one of the best ingredients to add to your bath water. You’ll want to mix it with some Epsom salts for the best results.
The Epsom salts work in the way mentioned above. They cleanse, moisturize, and support at the same time.
Ginger offers all the benefits that the ginger powder above offers. It heals almost anything that you suffer from, whether it’s bacterial, viral, fungal, or a mixture of all. Whether you have a skin irritation, inflammation, or dryness, you will gain a remedy using ginger in your bath. It will also help to cure any other health problem that is bothering you at the time.
It’s best to use fresh ginger as much as possible. This hasn’t been modified or adapted meaning some of the nutrients may have been stripped from it.
To finish this bath and body scrub, add a little lemon juice. You don’t need a lot, especially if you have sensitive skin. The juice will brighten your skin, kill bacteria-causing acne, and make the skin look radiant and luxurious.
When scrubbing, avoid your most sensitive areas. You don’t want to cut the skin and cause pain.
You will sweat when the ginger is in the bath. That’s a good thing. Sweating will open the pores and allow the active ingredients to get into them and clean them out. You’ll draw toxins out through the sweat.
Make Your Detoxifying Baths to Get Glowing Skin
Now is the time to get everything together and make your skin look better than ever before. Detoxifying baths are simple and effective. You get to sit back and relax, while the ingredients actively work with the heat of the water. Don’t forget a good book, relaxing music, and to shut the door from the kids. You deserve some time just for yourself.