There are two camps when it comes to baths: You either love them and think they’re incredibly relaxing or… you can’t imagine soaking in your own filth.
That’s right, we said filth. It turns out Team “I Hate Baths” has science on their side. In fact, you’re more likely to pick up germs from a soak in the bathtub than from touching your trash can. So, just how much bacteria is crawling in the bath?
All that being said, you shouldn’t dodge bath time just yet! If you love getting bubbly in the tub with a good book and a glass of wine, there are a few things you can do to make your tub cleaner the next time around:
1. Take a Shower to Get Clean First
If taking a bath is paramount to de-stressing after a tough day, you don’t need to stop. Simply shower first! That way, you’ll wash off the bacteria and dead skin cells on your body before you take a soak.