Is the fountain of youth in your backyard? It turns out the answer might in fact be a resounding, “YES”!!
With so many of us rushing from one place to the next, self-care and the need for pampering has taken a hard hit. In fact, many modern day homes showcase beautiful bathrooms with gorgeous walk-in showers; but what happened to bath tubs or soaker tubs? While some builders have noted homeowners are putting emphasis on water conservation (which is great!), others have noted the desire to “sit in a tub” is no longer a top priority.
Perhaps this is why more and more homeowners are turning to building a backyard oasis with a hot tub or spa. After all, soaking in hot water can have the same positive effect as sitting in a sauna. Your pores open, toxins are drawn out of your skin an the oil layer on your skin is refreshed. If you’ve ever visited a spa, you will appreciate the “glowing” or “extreme relaxation” feeling when you leave; this is because your blood is flowing better and has a lasting effect on your health and well-being.
Don’t believe us? Check out these great tips for improved skin health, posted by the team from Beachcomber Hot Tubs:
1. Spend at least 15 minutes in your hot tub. This will allow for maximum opening of your pores. While you soak, try gently rubbing the skin on your arms, legs, face and back, to stimulate the circulation at your skin’s surface. You can then use an exfoliating face scrub after your soak, for further cleansing action while your facial pores are still open.
2. Try following your soaking ritual with a quick cold shower. This rinse will seal your pores after their detox and draw the blood back to your core organs, which also reinforces your body’s immune system, as an added benefit. And you might want to drink a glass of warm water with a pinch of salt and honey to restore electrolytes after your soaking session. A proper electrolyte balance in your body will enhance the glow you’ll notice in your skin’s appearance.
3. Moisturize your skin following your hot tub session and cold rinse. Immediate moisturizing will lock in the hydrating effects of the lotion while your skin is at its most permeable. This will also allow you to combat any drying effects the heat may have on your skin, depending on your level of skin sensitivity.
4. And of course, make sure that you keep your hot tub water well maintained, to avoid the opposite effect of skin irritation! Pay particular attention to the water care products you’re choosing if your skin tends to be sensitive. Beachcomber Soft is your best bet, as a soothing water enhancer that helps stabilize pH levels while improving water quality for a silky water effect. Blended from naturally occurring borate salts, Soft’s moisturizing effects on your skin will compliment your soaking routine nicely. Find Soft, available in a pleasant green apple scent, on the Beachcomber e-Store: https://store.beachcomberhottubs.com/water-care/water-care-systems/soft