scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, July 02, 2022

Why it’s a good idea to oil your body before a bath

While we have been deluged with posts talking about the merits of oiling the body after a bath, it's time to reverse this regimen.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
June 24, 2020 5:30:49 pm
oil before bath, why you should oil before bath, oiling the body, benefits of oiling the body, indian express news Skin is the largest of the body is created with Abhyangam that means oil application. (Source: Getty images)

You are what you eat, but at times the skin gets neglected as the system depletes us of nutrients. Applying oil is one of the ideal ways to nourish our bodies, yet we tend to skip it. Our body needs equal pampering from outside as it needs from within.

While we have been deluged with posts talking about the merits of oiling the body after a bath, it’s time to reverse this regimen. Reportedly, applying body oil before your shower leads to multiple health benefits.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and according to Ayurveda, it is recommended to perform Abhyangam or oil application daily. In ancient times, Indian used to oil their body first and then go for bathe in the lake or wells.

razors, skincare, natural remedies for razor burns, natural remedies for razor bumps, skin rashes, hair removal, indian express, indian express news This is essential for people who have dry or flaky skin. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

Here are some of the benefits.

Best of Express Premium
Women’s emancipation or population control? Why abortion was legalised in...Premium
Udaipur killing on video | ‘Do something spectacular’: Man from Pak told ...Premium
In village of fauji dreams, second thoughts, insecurity over AgnipathPremium
Delhi HC recently struck down powers of Banks Board Bureau; new body to s...Premium

* By applying body oil before a shower, you create a barrier between your skin and water, so that the latter doesn’t drain the oils from your skin. This is essential for people who have dry or flaky skin.

* Applying warm body oil before a bath exfoliates toxins from the body and when you bathe it all gets washed away.

* Applying oil before a bath ensures you stay moistured as the water seals the moisture content of oils and makes it easy to absorb.

* The warm oil massage relaxes the muscles and increases blood circulation.

* Taking bath without an oil massage causes early signs of ageing.

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement