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Do You Love A Hot Water Bath? These Reasons May Make You Avoid It

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Most people have a bath every day. While growing up, we were likely bathed around three times daily. But as grown-ups having 8-5 jobs and other engagements, bathing has become a twice-daily routine.

 

Checkout Five Disadvantages Of A Hot Water Bath
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When bathing you can either use hot or cold water. Many individuals may prefer cold baths after a stressful and hot day. Some generally do not have preferences for the temperature of their bathwater. They enjoy bathing with lukewarm water as they will still not find anything off when bathing with cold water.

 

Then, there are those people who bath strictly with hot water whether the temperature is high or low. You will agree that hot water baths are therapeutic with its relaxing effect. Also, during the cold and rainy periods when the weather seems to be freezing, a hot bath helps you shake off the cold.

 

However, it has some disadvantages that you should be aware of.

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Below are disadvantages of a hot water bath

Checkout Five Disadvantages Of A Hot Water Bath
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1. Bathing with hot water is not good for the skin as it can cause the skin to turn red. This could be because of allergy and can become rashes.

2. It causes itching and irritating problems on the skin.

3. A hot water bath can increase the risk of skin infections because it absorbs moisture from the skin, leaving it more prone.

4. It has a  very bad effect on the hair as it reduces the moisturizer of the hair and can, in turn, lead to hair loss and dryness.

5. It reduces the moisture content of the eyes, and this can create redness as well as itching problems in the eyes.

 

However, if you have to take a  hot water bath then you should adopt these precautions. Precautions with a hot water bath:

 

1. Take a bath for a short time.

2. Use moisturizing soap, it will not dry your skin.

 

Bathwater should always be at room temperature, that is, it should not be too hot nor too cold.

 

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