Did you ever experience dry skin after a deeply relaxing soak in the hot tub? Sensitive skin can sometimes be affected by hot water or sanitizers in spas. They can decrease your skin’s oil content, which can cause it to dry out dramatically. It’s a simple problem that can pretty easily be fixed and prevented, as well. These simple tips will help you get your skin back to normal after a relaxing spa treatment…
Spa-Safe Moisturizer for Hot Tubs
Many products contain moisturizing ingredients that will help you retain your skin’s moisture. These products are spa-safe. They do not need to contain oil and have no elements that could damage your hot tub.
You can easily find fragrances that not just smell great but also moisturize the skin. These deliciously scented fragrances will enhance your relaxation in the hot tub. These fragrances should keep your skin moistened and dry.
While you are resting in the hot tub, avoid alcohol and direct sun.
Your skin can dry out from alcohol or the sun (specifically in outdoor hot tubs or swim spas) if you’re soaking in hot tap water. How? Well, alcohol inhibits vasopressin’s production, which causes a diuretic effect. Your own kidneys have to work much harder than the normal rate to eliminate excess water from your body. Your bladder receives the water you consume, not your organs that require hydration. The result is that the skin, the body’s largest organ, becomes dry and dehydrated. Dry skin is a common problem. Limit alcohol intake and wait until you get out of the hot tub.
Sunlight is an obvious dehydrator. The sun’s heat can reduce the natural oils in your skin in any climate. Shade your hot tub with umbrellas, trees, or other protective covers. This will keep your skin more hydrated and protected from harmful UV rays.
After you’re out of the hot tub, take a lukewarm shower.
While chlorine can protect you from bacteria and contaminants in your hot tubs, it can also dry out your skin by removing some oils. It’s best to take off your swimsuit immediately after you leave the spa. Then, rinse your skin with lukewarm water to get rid of any chlorine.
Use a towel to pat your skin.
When drying your skin with a towel, it is better to gently pat your skin down than to rub it. You can damage the skin’s upper layers and oil, which can lead to dryness and irritation. It is important to treat your skin properly and with care in order to keep it looking young and healthy.
Apply moisturizer while skin is still damp
You can apply moisturizer to your skin after you have taken a warm shower. Your skin will feel and look better after the soak. Choose a moisturizer with heavier oil and more moisturizing ingredients if you have dry skin.
Every week, exfoliate.
Although exfoliation is not the best solution for dry skin, it can be a great option. Exfoliating not only removes moisture from the skin but also opens up pores and rids your body of dry and dull skin. Exfoliating dead skin cells can speed up the skin’s renewal process as new healthy cells replace those that are damaged. Exfoliated skin also allows for more effective
topical moisturizers, as the dead skin layers don’t interfere with their effectiveness. To keep your skin healthy and in shape, we recommend exfoliating at least once per week.
After a hot tub session, don’t let your skin become dry. These tips will ensure your skin feels as good after you leave the spa.