Bath enthusiasts don’t tend to skimp on details. If you’re getting ready for an afternoon of relaxation, chances are you have put your phone on silent, pulled out a good book, lit your favorite candles, and even poured yourself a glass of wine.
So why, then, would you skimp on the most important component of a good bath? The bubble bath itself is perhaps the most integral yet (occasionally) most overlooked part of a long soak.
An aromatic, rejuvenating bubble bath should relax your body and mind, release tension in sore muscles, and condition and nourish skin. To make sure your bubble bath delivers all of these effects and more look for these five ingredients that are known to have superior moisturizing and healing properties.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that can repair cellular damage caused by pollutants and sun exposure and protect the outer membrane of our cells. It can also add powerful hydration to the skin’s outer layer, help skin retain moisture, and restore dry, cracked skin.
Vitamin E is also a valued ingredient for a bubble bath for sensitive skin. Its gentle properties will hydrate instead of irritate skin and will help calm skin inflammation.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort is a flowering shrub native to Europe and is typically processed into an oil. Research in Planta Medica revealed that St. John’s wort has historically been used to heal minor burns and abrasions, but more recent studies have looked at its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Some studies are also starting to look into St. John’s wort’s ability to accelerate wound healing and treat skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis.
Glycerin is a natural humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture in the skin without added chemicals or preservatives. Like St. John’s wort, it has been used to treat skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis, but it can also offer relief to those struggling with dry, flaky skin. It has been known to promote cell regeneration and is particularly effective for those with sensitive skin.
You may know provitamin B5 as pantothenic acid or dexpanthenol, which is typically how it is listed in skincare and cosmetics. The American Journal of Clinical Dermatologyexplains that dexpanthenol is a natural moisturizer and skin protectant, and is particularly effective in delivering moisture to the skin when used in a water-in-oil emulsion, such as a bubble bath.
Provitamin B5 and other provitamins such as B12 are known to have conditioning, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. They also promote more elastic and solid tissue regeneration. Additional benefits include decreasing dryness; healing rough, scaly skin; and treating skin fissures.
While not an ingredient, per se, we would be remiss to outline the ingredients of a perfect bubble bath without discussing luxurious scents. In addition to powerful and therapeutic ingredients, make your afternoon truly relaxing with heavenly and natural aromas like lavender, vanilla, rosewater, and mango.
A bubble bath is the perfect way to take escape, treat sore muscles, and enjoy the peace that only quiet can bring. Treat your body to an even more relaxing afternoon with the added power of healing, moisturizing, and nourishing ingredients.
About Camille Beckman
Camille Beckman creates high-quality skin care and personal care products that are gluten-free and never tested on animals. The complete line of body powder, bath soaks, lotions, and lip balms are available on their online store as well as through retail locations all across the U.S.
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