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The hot, bubbling water of your spa is the most relaxing thing in the world, but if you’re part of the Sensitive Skin Club, it can cause skin dryness. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure your skin stays soft, supple, and irritation-free, even with frequent hot tub usage.
While it can be tempting to pour yourself a glass of wine to enjoy while relaxing in your spa, people with sensitive, dry skin should avoid doing this. The combination of alcohol and chemically-treated water can have a negative impact on your skin, resulting in dry patches. Additionally, alcohol acts as a diuretic and causes your kidneys to work harder, which results in more trips to the bathroom and thus, less time spent relaxing. Instead of reaching for a refreshing beer, drink a few glasses of ice water. While enjoying your hot tub, it’s important to drink adequate amounts of water to stay hydrated and protect your skin.
Utilizing a spa-safe moisturizer is an important step in helping your skin retain its moisture during a hot tub session. You should look for ones that are oil-free and don’t contain harmful chemicals that could clog your filter. A great option is available from inSPAration Spa and Bath. It’s a non-foaming, non-bubbling formulation that doesn’t impact the water’s PH. Its emollients guard your skin against the drying effects of chemicals and hard water deposits. Simply lather your skin in this lotion, or any similar spa-safe product, prior to hopping in and you’ll help to minimize skin dryness and irritation.
The chemicals used to keep your hot tub protect you from harmful contaminants like bacteria, but they can also make your skin feel dry after repeated exposure. If you’re looking for a way to combat this, try taking a lukewarm shower after each soak and gently patting yourself mostly dry with a towel. When your skin is still a little damp, coat your skin with a moisturizer like Curel’s Hydra Therapy, Jergens Wet Skin Body Moisturizer with Shea Butter Oil, or Nivea Cocoa Butter In-Shower Body Lotion. This will help your skin retain hydration properties for a longer period of time.
Are you interested in learning more about how to protect your skin during hot tub soaks? Contact us today and we’d be happy to provide you with additional information regarding gentle water care products to utilize, spa-safe products, and more.
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