Do You Take Showers Or Baths? The Answer Could Have A Huge Effect On Your Health


Almost everyone loves a good bubble bath. There’s something so calming, fun, and nostalgic about taking a bath.

Unfortunately, adults don’t get to take as many baths as they want.

Why? Well, there are a number of reasons: baths take longer than showers; they’re not as convenient as showers; and showers just feel easier for some reason.

There are a lot of myths floating around about why baths aren’t as good for you as showers, but I’m here to dispel some of those.

Baths are indeed good for you — and for a number of reasons. Not only are they a perfect way to relax with a glass of wine at the end of a long day, they actually have a lot of health benefits as well.

Read on to find out more about the benefits of taking baths — and let us know in the comments if you prefer baths to showers!

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1. Baths Can Delay Aging

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According to dermatologists, taking baths can reduce aging and adult acne.


Why? Baths help lower cortisone levels in the body. Cortisone is a stress hormone that can increase acne and induce premature aging.

In order to get the full benefit with regard to cortisone, you have to make sure to moisturize fully after your bath, so your skin doesn’t get dehydrated.

2. Baths Relieve Sore Muscles

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Many of us know that heat is a great solution when our muscles are sore.

As Medical News Today explains, applying heat to inflamed or sore muscles can help your muscles relax.

In a bath, you are fully submerged in warm water, which relieves the muscles throughout your body. Additionally, bath additives such as Epsom salt can help relieve aches and pains as well.

3. Baths Are Just As Clean As Showers



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