5 Steps to Help Hydrate Dry Skin
One of the main causes of skin irritation and dryness is the loss of moisture within your pores. Moisturiser, sweat and bacteria can become trapped in your skin and this can lead to irritated skin and breakouts. You can help restore your skin with a hot tub soak. A hot tub exposes your skin to warm, humid, steamy air which helps open up your pores allowing the skin to reabsorb the much needed moisture in the air.
Stress has been shown to have a significant effect on skin. Symptoms of stress can include breakouts, skin dryness, and signs of premature ageing. Soaking in a hot tub can help relieve that stress which, in turn, can help improve your skin. A hot tub helps to alleviate stress by relaxing the muscles with warm water; the massage jets are an added bonus. This may then help reduce tension and promote a more relaxed state of mind. A hot tub is a portal to another world where peace and tranquillity take over allow you to unwind in the comfort of your own home.
Circulation in the body can also be increased by using a hot tub regularly. This is why people often use hot tubs or saunas after a workout as the heat allows better blood flow which can promote muscle healing. In turn, this increased blood flow may also increase the blood flow to the skin. This increased blood flow to the skin carries oxygen and vital nutrients that help removes toxins and waste, leaving your skin refreshed and re-vitalised.
Did you know that hot tubs also help to gently exfoliate your skin? This is done by opening up the pores and allowing the dead skin cells and waste to be removed from your pores. This helps the texture of your skin to improve while also reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin. An exfoliating face scrub is the perfect way to finish off a soak in your spa pool while your pores are open and your skin is nourished.
Hot tubs can also help re-hydrate your skin after months of wearing masks and too much time indoors. The heat and humidity open up the pores on your skin (your face included), allowing the skin to soak up the moisture in the air, helping to re-hyrdate your skin. The water itself also helps re-hydrate your skin simply by sitting and relaxing in the water.