Spending time in a hot tub can do wonders for your body. But, add in the moisture-stealing effects the cold weather has on your skin and you may find your complexion is lacking its usual luster. Instead of skipping out on prime soaking time, discover five essential skin care tips for anyone who uses a spa.
- Remember to Rinse You know that it’s important to rinse off in your shower after you spend time in your spa to take care of your skin. But, did you know that wetting your hair beforehand could slow down the absorption of chemicals like chlorine, too? So, before you get into your hot tub, dowse your hair with clean water to minimize the drying effects sanitizers can have.
- Prep and pamper
Especially true when outdoor temperatures head south, exfoliating your body once a week before you get into your spa will not only help your skin maintain a healthy glow, but also help keep your spa water cleaner, too. Then, when you exit your relaxation session, be sure to pat, not rub, your skin dry to steer clear of irritation.
- Maintain Skin’s Moisture
Moisturizers are an easy way to keep your skin soft and supple, but it’s best to avoid lotions and balms before you get into your spa. So to help keep your skin hydrated, maintain and restore the moisture in your skin by drinking plenty of fluids, both in and out of the hot tub.
- Balance Your Water
The state of your skin can be affected by the chemicals in your water, so be sure that your chlorine and pH levels are within standards recommended for your Sundance® spa. Ask your Sundance® dealer about spa water conditioners, which can help keep water balanced while softening the water – and is gentle on your skin.
- Regulate Your Hot Tub Time
For those who like their spa water piping hot, it’s essential to stick to spa soak safe limits of 20-30 minutes. Prolonged exposure can be dangerous to your health, including risk of dehydration, which is not good for your skin.
Just like using your Sundance® spa, these five essential skin care tips for anyone who uses a spa can be used year-round. So, now you can truly relax knowing your skin looks and feels healthy after your hot tub session with a few simple steps.