Soaking in a hot tub is a wonderful, healthy thing to do for your body, especially when you take good care of your skin. Here are a few tips to keep your epidermis fresh and happy while you use your hot tub.

1. Shower Off Afterward

Use warm water and soap to wash away any lingering chlorine or other chemicals. Don’t use hot water, which can strip away some of the natural protection the outer surface of the skin provides and leave you vulnerable to irritants and dryness.

2. Pat Dry, Don’t Rub

Make this a part of your skin care routine when you emerge from your hot tub—be gentle to your skin by patting it dry instead of rubbing, which can pull and irritate. Find towels that are made of a nonabrasive material like bamboo yarn or Egyptian cotton, which are extremely soft, yet durable and absorbent.

3. Moisturize

Apply a lush moisturizer to your skin after showering off, as damp skin is more absorbent and the lotion will lock in the moisture from the shower. Shea butter and cocoa butter are good choices for natural skin care, or choose a lotion enhanced with AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids).

4. Check Your Water Quality

Make sure your chlorine and pH levels are within standards recommended for your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub to ensure your skin is protected. Consider using a spa water conditioner, which can help stabilize the pH, soften the water, and provide extra moisture to leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Some conditioners even deliver a fresh fragrance to turn your hot tub into a true spa experience.

5. Stick to Safe Limits

As an overall rule, don’t soak too long in your spa. Take a break after 20 minutes, and always remember to drink water. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

With a few simple tips, you can keep your skin feeling fresh and healthy after relaxing in your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

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