According to a recent article posted on Metro.co.uk, men and women in Japan are real trendsetters in the bath world. Known for being trend setters in beauty and wellness to begin with, the Japanese are taking bathing up a whole slew of notches by realizing the benefits of bathing with some of their favorite beverages. In the article shown here: http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/26/people-in-japan-are-taking-wine-baths-and-we-want-in-5313060/ , Nicole Morley describes these ancient-yet-cutting-edge bath trends and how we can all use a little bit of them in our lives.
The three beverages of choice are red wine, coffee, and green tea, and this isn’t a new trend that is simply being tried in personal bathtubs in Japan, but publicly as part of the public baths of Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, and these unique baths are drawing pretty big crowds to come in and reap their benefits. People young and old can be found bathing and lounging in these beverage-friendly public baths, and many seem to be really reaping the rewards.
The most startling fact outlined in the article has to do with the kinds of crowds these public baths seem to draw, but it makes quite a bit of sense when you consider just what each of these three beverages can do for your body and your skin. All three are high in antioxidants, they have skin rejuvenating properties, they have a pleasant and almost therapeutic aroma, and they have been known to aid in softening and beautifying the skin’s appearance, which makes it pretty easy to see why one would take the time out to add a little to their bath water.
Another somewhat surprising aspect of these baths is their appearance, and all three have looks that are rather dramatic. The red wine bath is a gorgeous red wine color, the coffee bath is earthy and rich like a fresh cup of java, and the green tea bath is a gorgeous shade of natural green, which seems to add to the beauty of the experience these bathers are having.
The people of Japan are well known for being beauty and wellness trendsetters, and it seems that this pattern is continuing with shaping the way we take baths. Whether in green tea, coffee, or red wine, a bath with your favorite beverage can do your body quite a bit of good, and the fans of these baths all the way in Japan are here to prove it!