Boost Your Immunity Series Vol. 9: Take a bath to boost immunity

Hello! I am Uchiumi, a staff member at Suzuki Herb Laboratory.

I will be giving you information on how to have a healthy body and skin to make your everyday life more comfortable.

I have a question for you all. When you take a bath, do you soak in the bathtub or do you just take a quick shower?

In Japan, many people take a bath in a bathtub every day. The bathtub can be filled with the right amount of hot water at the right temperature by operating a button, and when several family members enter the bathtub in turn, the water is kept hot until the last one.

You may think that this habit of soaking in hot water every day is a waste of gas and water, or that it takes too much time. You have a point💦.

However, soaking in a bathtub has many benefits for the body. It may be difficult to do it every day, but why not take the time to soak in the bathtub once in a while?

In this article, I will share with you the benefits of soaking in a bathtub and how to keep your whole body well warm.

Advantages of soaking in a hot tub

1.Promotes blood circulation and relieves fatigue

Soaking in hot water in a bathtub loosens the muscles of the whole body and improves blood circulation.

This is said to be good for stiffness, aches and pains, and fatigue as it improves the circulation of blood to the tips of the limbs and internal organs.

It also makes it easier for excess water and wastes to flow through the body, making you feel refreshed.

2. Relaxing effect

When you soak in hot water to your neck, your body weight is reduced to about one tenth of its original weight, and you can move your body freely.

The feeling of lightness in your body causes your muscles to relax.

3. Clean skin

Soaking in hot water will open up your pores. As pores open, the dirt that accumulates can be easily removed.

The temperature of the water is recommended to be between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius.

Use a hair dryer to warm up your body before taking a bath.

If you have a cold body, it will take time for your whole body to warm up after soaking in hot water. However, if you spend less time in the bathtub, you will not be able to feel the full effect.

So, I recommend using a hair dryer to warm up your body before taking a bath. Be careful not to burn yourself when blowing hot air from the hair dryer onto your body.

3 points: belly button, 10cm above the belly button, and 10cm below the belly button
2 points in the center of the bulge of the left and right buttocks.

Heat up these areas with a hair dryer. To avoid burns, use a hair dryer 10 cm away from the skin. If you feel it is too hot, stop heating it.

If you soak in hot water while your body is still warm, you will not get dizzy by over-soaking.

I tried warming myself up with a hair dryer before taking a bath! I like to take a bath, but lately I haven't been able to take the time to soak in hot water. 

I warmed up my body with a hair dryer before taking a bath, and I felt as if I was getting warm from the inside, and I was able to warm up from the core in a short time.

For those of you who always just take a shower, please give it a try!

Also, why not take your time soaking in the bath and rest your body before holidays or just on weekends?

After relaxing in the bath, take care of your skin with skincare products that can be used all over your body.

"Natto Lotion" is an excellent moisturizing lotion containing polyglutamic acid, a moisturizing ingredient derived from fermented soybeans.

Polyglutamic acid has more than twice the water retention capacity of hyaluronic acid, and reaches not only the surface of the skin, but also the inner skin (*).

*To the stratum corneum

The lotion has a light, watery texture, making it easy to use in the season when you are worried about stickiness and sweat.

Try using it after bathing for your whole body care!

For more details, please see here. ⇒"Natto Lotion" Product Page

Suzuki Herb Laboratory will always help you make a healthy body and skin.

Thank you for reading.