Keeping ourselves clean is a must – whether it is by taking a shower or a bath or even simply washing our face. We do it to make ourselves look presentable and also to prevent any diseases that love to inhabit dirty bodies. Do you prefer to take a shower or soak in a bath? A lot of people love a good soak in a bubble bath, but is it beneficial and practical to do every single day? Showers are quicker, and they do their job of cleaning your body when you don’t have the luxury of time to soak in a bath. If you do both alternately, here are some facts you should know about taking a shower and a bath to help you decide which one you should do more often.
If your bathroom doesn’t have a tub yet, you may want to think about looking at freestanding baths or other tub types so you can start soaking to clean and relax. Taking a bath takes longer than a shower, as you have to fill the tub before you get in, and soak for at least a half hour for the bath to work its wonders on your body.
- Taking regular baths can delay skin ageing. Cortisol is a stress hormone that causes rapid skin ageing and adult acne. Baths help reduce its production.
- If you have sore muscles either from exertion or workouts, soaking in a tub will help relieve the soreness.
- You may think that soaking in a bubble bath will not make you as clean as the running water in a shower, but it does make you as clean as showering does.
- Are your blood sugar levels sky high? Taking regular baths will lower your blood sugar levels.
You take a quick shower after a workout, or if you wake up after your alarm and are running late for work.
- Even a quick 5-minute shower will clean your body the way you want it to. The length of your shower should not lessen its quality. You can take quick showers and still achieve a clean and fragrant body.
- The continuous flow of water with just the right temperature also offers relaxation, although not as much as relaxing in a bath. If you have a big shower head, more water will flow and massage your body, providing more stress relief.
- People with limited mobility prefer showers to baths, for the simple reason that they only have to stand or sit under the shower. With a bath, they have to get in and out of the tub, and it can be a danger to them if they slip.
So with your daily bathing requirements, what do you think will be more beneficial to your body and well-being, showers or baths? The frequency of each one should depend on your needs at the moment. They both do an excellent job of cleaning your body; it just depends on how much time you have.