How do I avoid dry skin from hot tubbing?
The fall & winter months provide plenty of ways for one of your body’s biggest organs—your skin—to suffer from dryness. Hot tub lovers shouldn’t despair! You can still enjoy your hot tub and counteract the drying effect of a hot water soak easily. Here are some hints to help prevent dry skin and still enjoy your nightly hot tub soak:
- Make sure your hot tub’s pH is in the correct range. The ideal pH level for hot tub water is between 7.2 & 7.8. If the pH in your hot tub water is lower than this, the environment is much more acidic, which results in soaking that pulls moisture out of your skin while hot tubbing. Be sure your tub’s pH is in the correct range to minimize dryness.
- Once you wrap up your hot tub soak, always pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing your skin. Eliminating extra friction also reduces skin irritation and dryness.
- Use SilkBalance! One of the joys of this product is its ability to soften your skin while you soak. It also helps you keep your pH level in that proper 7.2 to 7.8 range where it belongs without testing and balancing your water. The simplicity of the product combined with locking in your pH and preventing skin dryness is absolutely worth every penny.
- If you have a Hot Spring Spa, consider converting your tub over to the ACE Salt Water System. Soaking in salt water has proven far better for your skin than traditional hot tub chemicals. You soak in softer water from the start, which thwarts dryness from hot tub soaking. Salt water soaking has anti-ageing benefits for your skin as well.
- Finally, use a good lotion after your soak to help restore your skin’s natural moisture and elasticity. A good straightforward lotion that has plenty of moisturizers, vitamins and lipids to refresh your skin after a soak is Gold Bond’s Ultimate Restoring Coq10 Lotion.
Your skin is not a fan of dry fall and winter weather! But, it shouldn’t stop you from relaxing in your hot tub. Happy soaking!