Beyoncé has just become that much more relatable after she revealed her secret to self-care that's proven to wash away stress. She does fill fans in that it's sometimes a struggle for her to find the time, even during the pandemic, but she still makes it a priority to do it daily. While debuting her upcoming Ivy Park “Drip 2” collection that drops on October 30, the busy entertainer shared with her Beyhive refreshing details about how she’s managed to maintain her wellness during these tumultuous times from the comfort of her en suite.
“This year, it was the first time in my life that I’ve been still,” Beyoncé shares in the visual fashion show of her new line. She later posed the question, “When you have nowhere to go, what do you do?”
As a mom of three young children, finding solace in her bathtub was the perfect destination. “I tried to make sure I got five minutes by myself in the bathtub every day,” she reveals in a scene where she's shown marinating in bubbles before her eight-year-old, Blue Ivy, pops in.
Who can blame her? With so much going on in the world, a warm soak in the bath may seem simple but can do your body so much good. More than just washing negative vibes down the drain, there's actual science that supports how baths physically improve our well-being. Bey looks as fresh-faced as ever in her promo video sporting her new athleisure designs, so that should be your proof right there.
If you need more, however, see the areas in which a hot bath can aid your bodily functions below.
- Heart: If you have a pre-existing heart condition, a warm bath will make your heart beat faster and can give it a healthy workout. (Always consult your doctor first.)
- Breathing: The warm water makes your heart beat faster and in turn, you take in more oxygen. Plus, the steam created can clear your sinuses and chest.
- Nervous System: Being submerged in water can reduce pain and inflammation, and calms the nervous system. Reduced levels of stress can improve your mood.
- Immunity: It can relieve cold symptoms. Studies have indicated that elevated body temperature helps certain types of immune cells to work.
- Hair and Skin: Since the human body is made mostly of water, soaking in it is right up there with drinking plenty of it. Add bath oils and salts rich in natural minerals for extra hydration.
While it is unclear if Queen Bey was able to luxuriate in her bathroom with lush candles and essential oils, we do know that the 39-year-old believes in the power of meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises, which she shared in 2019.
We don’t know about you, but this self-care suggestion has us inspired to dissolve the day’s chaos away Beyoncé'-style.