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Learn about Moroccan bath and its benefits

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Moroccan bath is an ancient beauty regimen meant for intense cleansing and exfoliation of the skin. It offers multiple benefits like removing dead skin layers, and leaving the skin more supple and hydrated.

The massage, which is part of the entire bath process, is said to be an excellent anti-aging procedure that alleviates any joint pains, increases blood circulation and improves skin elasticity.

A Moroccan bath typically takes 45 minutes to an hour and the procedure/offering varies from one spa/salon to another. It generally starts with the application of a black gel soap, steaming to open up body pores, scrubbing to remove dead skin layers and dirt, and a massage followed by cleansing and hydrating. Other salons offer the rhassoul (an organic clay that is used as a conditioner, shampoo and moisturizer) body wrap. A final spray of rose water leaves one feeling like a Moroccan princess. Beauty experts recommend having this ritual at least twice a month.

While the entire cleansing process is natural and relaxing, it is important for you to ensure that the premises is clean to prevent any skin infections.

As the skin is extremely sensitive after a Moroccan bath, is it also advisable that all other beauty treatments like waxing or bleaching should be done after a gap of two days. And remember to have a tall glass of herbal tea after the bath to detoxify your body internally and to also make up for dehydration in the steam chamber.

Handy Hints:

* Moroccan bath does not involve any chemicals

* Go to a trusted spa/salon for cleanliness, safety

* Give yourself gap of two days for other treatments

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Source: Dipshikha Mitra, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer