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There is nothing better than a relaxing and rejuvenating hot shower or bath after a long day of hustling and bustling.
Whether you are out and about completing your everyday tasks or at home working on your personal projects, you can definitely relate to feeling bone-tired after a packed and strenuous day. We have all been in that situation where the day ends and all we can dwell on is the stressful tasks we accomplished or have yet to complete. And despite spending the end of your day unwinding and relaxing on your couch, it just feels impossible to shake off the residual stress built up throughout the day..
If that is how you are feeling now, it is time to shift gears and pamper yourself with the best de-stressing routine. There is no need to spend an exuberant amount of money at a fancy mani-pedi or set up an appointment at your favourite spa to soak in the bubbly-scented oils to feel relaxed. Instead, you can indulge in an equally calming and enjoyable spa-like experience in the comfort of your home. Below are 5 quick and easy tips to incorporate into your shower or bath routine for a more spa-like and luxurious experience.
Tip 1 – Pamper Yourself with Good Shower Products
Using a nice body scrub or body butter during your shower or right after rinsing off can elevate your shower experience. These products are made to help exfoliate the skin and leave it feeling smooth and soft. They can be used on any part of the body, and are especially good for exfoliating dry areas such as elbows and knees. The process of scrubbing also stimulates circulation to help improve skin tone.
Body scrubs often contain oils that can improve the appearance of dry skin and leave it feeling smoother. Some body scrubs or body butters may be harsher on sensitive skin, especially if you are using these exfoliating scrubs frequently. In this case, it would be recommended to find a product that is labelled for sensitive skin or hypoallergenic.
If you are interested in making your own body scrub, you can try mixing together equal parts of either sugar or salt and olive oil with a few drops of your favourite essential oil. The difference between using sugar or salt when making your own body scrub is that sugar would make a gentler exfoliator whereas salt would have a grittier texture that is not as gentle as a sugar based scrub.
If you want your skin to feel even more moisturised, consider pairing the body scrub with body butter. Body butter is richer than regular lotions or creams because they contain more oil than water. Body butter is also thicker than lotions or creams so they can stay on longer and do not run off easily.
Love using scented products to relax yourself during your showers or baths? Consider getting a lavender-scented body scrub or body butter. Lavender is often used during aromatherapy to help relieve stress, it has a sweet floral scent that is good for calming and soothing, thus, making it a great choice for elevating your shower experience to a spa-like experience.
Tip 2 – Light Candles During Your Shower or Bath
Your shower or bath can be turned into a spa-like experience by simply incorporating more candles and soft lighting during your shower or bath time.
Turning down the harsh overhead lighting in your bathroom and using some candles instead to illuminate the area around your shower or bathrub can help to create a more relaxing and tranquil ambience. To achieve a more comfortable bathroom atmosphere, try using low-wattage bulbs that give off a softer glow or use candles in different sizes and colours to create a more intimate setting.
Candles have a way of making everything seem more romantic and cosy. They can add a touch of class and elegance, and can also help set a more relaxing and calming vibe. A few candles will do the trick in helping to elevate your shower or bath time, however, if you would like to bring it to the next level, you can also try lighting some scented candles for an even more luxurious spa-like experience.
If you are looking for more spa-like vibes, you can try more ‘earthy’ candle scents such as lavender or rosemary. If you are looking for a more neutral but still relaxing and calming scent, vanilla is a good scent to have during your shower or bath time.
Tip 3 – Set Your Shower or Bath to the Right Temperature
Another simple way to make your shower or bath feel like a spa-like experience is by setting your shower or bath to the right temperature.
Showering or soaking in warm water can not only help to wash away the grime and dirt accumulated after a long day, but also relieve pain and tension from sore muscles and improve blood circulation. Hot showers or baths can also help make you feel more relaxed as the heat can stimulate the release of oxytocin.
While the perfect temperature of your shower or bath depends on when and where you are shower, a good rule of thumb to find the right temperature for your shower or bath time is to set the water temperature off at the average normal body temperature of (37°C) 98.6°F.
The maximum temperatures that spas run at is around 40°C (104°F). While showering or taking a bath in hot or warm water is relaxing, your shower or bath temperature should not exceed 40°C for health and safety reasons.
Tip 4 – Creating The Perfect Shower or Bath Atmosphere
Creating a more enjoyable, relaxing and calming shower or bath experience is not only dependent on the type of body scrubs or aromatherapy used. Playing music during your shower or bath time can also significantly improve your shower experience.
Many spa facilities play calming music in the background to help people relax better during their sessions. This same concept can be used for your showers or baths. For example, classical music has been shown to reduce anxiety levels and elevate positive moods, this is likely because classical music evokes feelings of nostalgia and relaxation. So, instead of forgoing music completely or playing upbeat fast-paced songs during your shower or bath, you can consider playing more relaxing and calming tunes to create a more spa-like atmosphere.
There are many benefits of listening to music while in the shower, including reducing stress, increasing creativity, and improving your overall mood. Music can also help with sleep and relaxation before bedtime, which is why playing music would be recommended during nighttime showers as well.
Additionally, playing music in your bathroom may sound better as there are better acoustics in your bathroom. Thus, if you are looking for the perfect way to wind down after a long day, consider playing some of your favourite relaxing music and enjoy your shower or bath while soaking in the better acoustics of your bathroom.
Tip 5 – Invest In A Good Shower Heater
Having a durable, reliable, and stable functioning water heater is also one of the key necessities to an enjoyable spa-like shower experience. Rheem’s instant and storage water heaters are designed to enhance and elevate your shower experience – guaranteeing you the best hot shower experience. If you are looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating and premium shower experience, why not consider installing Rheem’s Prestige Platinum Instant Water Heater to relish in an uninterrupted premium hot shower experience?
The most unbearable and annoying occurrence that can ruin your shower or bath is when the hot water gets interrupted halfway through the shower. Having the water coming out from your shower head fluctuate significantly during your shower or bath can result in a negative shower experience. On the other hand, if the water coming out of the shower head is constantly overheating, it could scald your body and result in safety issues.
The safety and shower experience of our customers are a top priority for Rheem. Rheem’s Prestige Platinum Instant Water Heater has inbuilt smart software that ensures there is temperature consistency during showers and prevents scalding or overheating from occurring. With Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater Series, you and your loved ones can enjoy a luxurious hot shower experience with peace of mind.
Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater Series comes in 4 different colours and functionalities:
The Rheem Prestige Platinum and the Rheem Prestige Platinum Black Instant Water Heaters are equipped with a touch-sensitive LCD display screen, allowing you to adjust your shower’s temperature to your ideal setting at the simple touch of your fingertip. However, if you prefer using knobs to control your temperature setting instead, you can consider Rheem’s Prestige Plus Instant Water Heater or Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater.
Rheem’s Prestige Platinum and Rheem’s Prestige Platinum Black Instant Water Heaters also come with 6 shower head spray modes, allowing you to enjoy a variety of options when showering. If you are looking to elevate your shower experience to a spa-like experience, you can play around with the different shower head spray modes to find one that is more relaxing and calming.
Another great feature of the Prestige Instant Water Heater Series is that these instant water heaters are the only products equipped with a stainless steel heating chamber in Singapore. These stainless steel heating chambers help protect the unit against corrosion and rust, making it more durable. The instant water heaters are also equipped with replaceable incoloy heating elements that not only provides faster heating but is also more corrosion resistant. With Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater Series, you can enjoy many years of the best hot shower experience.
However, if you are more of a bath person, you can also consider our storage water heater range. Rheem has a variety of storage water heaters to cater to different hot water demands and also provide you with a luxurious bath or shower experience for many years.
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