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Who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing bubble bath? They can be so calm, fun, and even a bit nostalgic. However, most people stop taking baths as adults. Why? Well, there are several reasons. For starters, baths typically take longer than showers, baths are not as convenient as showers, and finally, showers feel easier for some reason.

There are a lot of myths floating around out there as to why baths aren’t as good for you as showers, but we’re here to dispel some of those common myths for you.

Baths are pretty great for you for a number of reasons. They are a great way to unwind and relax after a long day with an optional glass of wine. Baths have a few health benefits as well. Read more to find out how taking a bath tonight can benefit you! Let us know in the comments which you prefer—baths or showers?

1. Baths Can Delay Aging

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Dermatologists recommend baths to reduce the signs of aging and reduce adult acne. Why? Baths help to lower the cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that can increase acne and raise your blood pressure. The high-stress level can also induce premature aging. To get the full benefit of a bath and its cortisol lowering benefits, you need to make sure to fully moisturize your body after you leave the water. This is so your skin will not get dehydrated and appear dried out.

2. Baths Relieve Sore Muscles

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Many people know that heat is a great solution for aching and sore muscles. According to Medical News Today, applying heat to inflamed or sore muscles helps your muscles relax. In a bath, you are completely submerged in warm water which ultimately helps to relieve your sore muscles throughout your body. Additionally, bath additives like Epsom salt can help relieve aches and pains as well.

Related: 15 Benefits of Epsom Salt Which You Probably Didn’t Know
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