Hot shower or bath? Are you a person who has little time because of his work and commitments and prefers a nice quick and refreshing shower?
Or are you careful to take care of yourself and always allow yourself time to enjoy a good, warm and relaxing bath?
But let’s try to give an answer to the fateful question: “What is the best choice between bath and shower?”
Obviously we do not have the presumption of being able to give a definitive answer since it is an absolutely subjective argument, but we cannot avoid saying our own!
Who loves the shower claims that the hot bath is not able to guarantee hygiene, while those who love to bathe would never give up the relaxing and enveloping effect of hot water.
In reality, the substantial difference lies only in the time available and the way of being.
Many people want to be as clean as possible and in the least amount of time, then jumping into the shower which with its jet of water helps make operations faster.
In this case the advice is to use fresh water because it helps make the skin elastic and toned and warm water is not recommended.
The bath instead is a real therapy because the relaxation of a hot bath has absolutely no equal.
Furthermore the perfumed oils and the various essences can be useful to soften and heal the skin or simply to create a unique atmosphere by adding a lighted candle.
The various essences also have the ability to instill relaxation of nervous tension, but also muscle.
Even in this case, too high a water temperature is not recommended, either to damage the skin or because it can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure.
When we choose to take a bath rather than a shower, we must obviously take into account the differences in consumption between one and the other.
Usually a hot bath weighs more with its average 100L which is used to fill a tub against an average of 50L for a shower.
A remarkable datum looking only at this point of view.
However, it obviously depends on the duration and frequency; in fact a shower of 20 minutes a day has a consumption ten times greater than those who give themselves a bath a week!
Advice Always Valid:
For those who take a shower:
the ideal shower is divided into two stages: first the hot shower (with the use of a neutral detergent), then the cold one, to stimulate circulation and tone skin and tissues.
For those who take a bath:
do not bathe more than twice a week, but if you like to do it every day, do not prolong it for more than 10 minutes and then always remember to apply the moisturizer. If you want to bathe in the morning, end it with a cold shower, to close the pores and not feel too tired
Avoid soaps or detergents that develop too much foam, because they dry up the skin.
After bathing or showering, do not rub the skin with the towel, but dab it gently.
Preferably when the skin is still moist (it is more receptive and dehydration is more quickly replenished), spread with a moisturizing and emollient cream.
If you prefer the oil, choose one vegetable (olive, avocado, wheat germ), spread on the body a quantity of about three teaspoons and, once the bottle is opened, close it well and finish it within three months , otherwise it tends to go rancid.
You can also use oil in the shower, after normal cleansing: in this case, do not apply anything when you go out.