The days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting darker, but that doesn't mean you should be heading under the duvet any earlier, or going out on fewer weekend adventures!

Introducing the Great British Bath Night (#GBBN) - this Sunday relax and refresh yourself for the week ahead by joining the bath night revolution. Gone are the quick, short showers of summer - it’s time to bathe in the luxurious comfort and warmth that only a Sunday night bath can bring.

Here are seven ways that baths can help improve your wellbeing, proving why you should take time to treat yourself this Sunday...

Relax & rejuvenate

There’s nothing better than a relaxing bath after a long day at work, or after a weekend filled with adventures.  A good soak in warm water instantly relaxes your muscles, easing you into the evening ahead. Be careful though - if your bath temperature is too hot, it can actually be less relaxing for your body!

Relieve skin conditions

For people with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, it’s key to ensure that skin is regularly moisturised and hydrated ,avoiding the use of products that can be harmful to the skin. When bathing, use an all-natural soap such as Celtic Herbal’s Honey & Oatmeal bar, specially formulated to be soft on the skin as a natural alternative to traditional petrochemical based treatments.

Soothe injuries & exercised muscles

The warmth of a bath with added magnesium bath salts can help to soothe tired muscles, relieving the pains and strains that are felt after exercising or from an injury. The bath acts in a similar way to a heat pack, improving blood circulation whilst increasing the temperature of your muscles, which in turn blocks the pain sensors. At the same time, magnesium from the bath salts are being absorbed transdermally through the skin, replacing minerals lost during exercise.

Encourage better sleep

A relaxing bath is the perfect way to get yourself feeling ready for bed. Use lavender bath salts and burn a natural lavender candle to soothe your senses.

Deeply cleanse

Because we spend more time soaking in the tub than we do when showering, the steam has more chance to open up the pores in our skin, allowing them to be deeply cleansed as the warm water flushes out dirt and toxins trapped inside.

Reduce headaches

A lot of headaches are caused when the blood vessels in the brain become narrowed - bathing in a warm bath can counteract this as the warmth of the water encourages the blood vessels to expand, allowing the blood to flow normally and alleviating the pressure which caused the headache. If you’re bathing with a headache, don’t forget to have a glass of cool water within reach to sip throughout your soak - this will stop you becoming dehydrated which could make things worse!

So whether it’s to alleviate a cold or headache or just to relax into the evening ahead, take a little time for yourself this Sunday and have a soothing soak in the tub!

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