As per my recent study, I can say one thing for sure that the number of people using hot tubs is rapidly increasing every single year across the globe.
I mean, according to this research article, there are more than 5.8 million hot tubs present alone in the USA.
And I’m pretty sure the numbers are going to keep increasing every new year.
Soaking in a hot tub is both entertaining and a healthy soothing experience for all the hot tub users.
But, as much fun as soaking in a hot tub looks to you, there are a number of things you need to know while using your tub the right way.
And one very important thing among all that you should know is whether you should shower after using your hot tub or not.
There is a heated debate going on regarding this topic among all of the hot tub owners.
It is true especially among the most expert spa users across the world.
Some say that it’s a must that you take a shower after soaking in the tub.
On the other hand, some say that it does not actually matter.
But you and me as a regular hot tub user, really know that it matters a lot.
And that’s why I’m going to tell you whether you need to take a shower after using your hot tub or not in this article.
So, after going through several websites and conversing with dozens of hot tub owners, I have come to the conclusion that it is important to take a shower every time you use your hot tub.
It’ll help to keep yourself healthy as well as your hot tub hygienic and fresh.
But why am I saying so?
Well, we’ll find that out in the next section of the article where I’ve explained why you should shower every time you get off your hot tub.
It’s always a good idea to take a shower and rinse yourself once you have had a relaxing time in your hot tub.
Especially, if you are someone with a sensitive skin, taking a shower after the hot tub becomes even more important for you.
But why? Why should you take a shower after going to a hot tub after all?
Well, I have a few reasons that’ll help you understand why you should shower after using your hot tub.
Let’s take a look.
Reason 1: Hot Tub Chemicals are not Good for Your Body
If you’ve just bought your new hot tub, let me tell you one thing.
Hot tub chemistry can affect your skin and body health if you keep in its water for a long period.
You know, there are so many chemicals present in your hot tub water.
And if you’re unable to balance them properly, they can cause serious harm to your body.
However, taking a shower and rinsing your body after you use the tub is an easy and effective way to protect your skin from those harmful chemicals.
Reason 2: It Can Prevent You from Having Skin Infections
When you use your hot tub on a regular basis and don’t shower after you’ve used it, there are high chances of you having a skin infection after some time.
For example, if someone entered the hot tub before you and he/she had some skin infections, then you are likely to have them too.
And the only easy way to prevent this is by taking a shower after you’ve soaked yourself in the hot tub.
Reason 3: It Can Prevent You from Contracting Diseases
Three of the major bacteria and parasites found in a hot tub that include legionella bacteria, pseudomonas bacteria, and crypto parasites can badly affect your health.
And if they are present in your hot tub, then you’re likely to catch diseases like hot tub rash, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, and much more.
I recommend you to check out this Medicinenet.com article for more information regarding this topic.
And to be honest, unless you have your private hot tub only for reserved for yourself, getting ill with these issues is pretty common in the households.
However, you can prevent that from happening by simply taking a shower once you’re out of your hot tub.
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Along with taking a post-hot tub shower, there are several other things you can do to take care of your skin.
Here are a few of them I’ve listed for you below.
Tip 1: Shower with Warm Water and not Hot Water
Just like you do in your hot tub, keep the temperature of the water moderate and not extremely hot.
Hot water might strip off your outer skin, leaving you with dry and ugly skin.
On the other hand, showering with warm water is much more relaxing experience and soothing for your skin too.
Tip 2: Do not Rub Your Skin Excessively
When you soak into your hot tub, your skin pores get opened by the hot water in the tub.
And when you rub your vulnerable skin after that, it damages the pores.
So, I highly recommend you to avoid rubbing your skin after a hot tub soak.
Instead, you can pat your skin for better results.
Tip 3: Moisturize Your Skin
After you have soaked in your hot tub and taken the post-tub shower, you should moisturize your skin with a gentle moisturizer.
By now, you know that soaking in a hot tub opens up your skin pores naturally.
And if you apply gentle moisturizer on it after a shower, then it will not only help your skin get the required nutrients but also makes it smooth and shiny.