98% of hot tub users say that their wellness is somewhat or extremely important to them, so using their hot tub regularly can help both their physical and mental health, as well as improving the skin’s appearance and hair growth. Chilling out and relaxing in a hot tub is not only enjoyable but can boast beauty benefits too. Plus, it’s all natural so there are no side effects to worry about.
Longer, Softer Hair
The improved circulation caused by hot water can reduce oil production, which means your hair will need to be washed less often and will be healthier for it. The more you wash your hair, the more you strip it of its natural oils that actually condition the hair. Shampoos and conditioners cause the natural oils to become unbalanced and can produce too much, which is why washing less is better. Alternatively, take a dip in your hot tub to reduce oil production and get the benefits of natural conditioning for glossy hair.
The use of steam in beauty regimes has been around for years, whether it’s in a hot bathroom, a steam room or using a facial steamer. The hot water and steam from a hot tub opens up pores so that oil and dirt can be removed. You’re also likely to sweat, which is a great way to detox the skin as toxins are drawn to the surface and then destroyed by the minerals in the water. To further help your skin, once you’ve finished your relaxing hot tub session you can do your usual skincare routine as your pores will be open and skin will be soft, so it will absorb products easier, giving optimum results.
Hair And Skin Benefits From Improved Circulation
The temperature of the hot tub’s water will encourage blood flow that is beneficial to many different body parts and functions, and it means any results you see in your skin will be long-lasting. This increased circulation is great for aging skin and can improve overall complexion. It also means that more blood gets to hair follicles and encourages growth, so you may notice your hair getting longer.
Ditch The Chlorine
The benefits of soaking in a hot tub can be reversed if you’re going heavy on the chemicals, particularly chlorine, in the water to keep it clean. Chlorine is well-known for drying the skin and hair, especially if you have a skin condition, such as eczema, or you’re exposed to it frequently. It is possible to keep your hot tub clean without chlorine, such as swapping it for bromine, however, this is basically a less harsh version of chlorine.
To go completely chemical-free it will require a little more effort, but your skin and hair will be better for it. Replace your filter cartridge twice as often as you would if you had chemicals, which works out as about every 6-12 months. You’ll also need to drain and refill the water more often, around every 3 months. Use a combination of an ozone sanitizer and a mineral purifier to keep bacteria at bay and regularly check that the water’s pH level is balanced.
For the best results make sure you keep your hot tub water well maintained or you could end up with skin irritation instead of benefits. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to the water for additional benefits, depending on which oil you choose.