Is It True That a Hot Bath Is Terrible For The Skin

How About Knowing How To Minimise The Skin damage?

Despite being relaxing, the hot bath dehydrates and compromises the skin barrier. But since we like him so much,

Brazil is the country where most people bathe in the world. We take, on average, 12 showers a week, a habit that has to do with our tropical climate and a lifestyle that favours outdoor activities.

But bathing can dehydrate the skin, mainly because the national preference is for the water temperature to be higher than ideal.

And since we love a hot and relaxing bath so much, how about minimizing its impacts on the skin?

Shorten the time

The double hot and prolonged bath damages the skin barrier, removing the oils produced naturally by the body that keep the skin hydrated.

The less time in contact with the high temperature of the water, the better. So, cut down on time in the shower.

Protect the pH

Contrary to what many people think, the pH of healthy skin is not neutral but slightly acidic. Generally speaking, it is between 4.5 and 5.5. This range is called “physiological pH,” which is ideal for maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier.

To not interfere with the acidity level that the skin needs, use soaps with formulas that respect the physiological pH. They are also crucial for protecting your favourable microbiome, your individual, non-transferable community of good microorganisms.

Avoid using loofahs

One of the unanimous recommendations among dermatologists is not to use loofahs to wash your body (and face). And that means any loofah!

Mechanical friction on the skin destroys the hydrolipidic mantle. This skinny (and invisible) film covers the entire length of the skin, a proper emulsion that contains substances that are extremely important for skin defense and health.

Another downside of loofahs is that they can harbor bacteria, fungi, and other opportunistic microorganisms.

Caprice in post-bath hydration

Applying the moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower helps the skin recover the integrity of the skin barrier more quickly, returning essential oils to it and preventing transepidermal water loss.

But dry the skin first! No rubbing, just pressing the towel lightly.

Check out three products for you to take care of your body skin during and after a hot shower.

1. Shower gel

It combines mild surfactants in a formula that respects the skin’s pH and does an intelligent cleaning. That is, it only removes impurities.


Pro-Vitamin B5, derived from rice fatty acids and starch – stimulates water production and creates a biofilm that prevents evaporation. These ingredients also draw moisture to the skin’s skin surfaces, ensuring more hydration already in the bath stage.

Green coconut water and marine algae bioactives: reinforce the presence of mineral salts and trace elements, essential for the immune balance of the skin.

Vitamin E: prevents the formation of free radicals, helping to prevent premature ageing.

2. Pro-Aging Body Moisturizing Serum

It maintains the skin’s skin’s natural elasticity, repairs, and promotes intense hydration. Freshwater Algae Bioactive

Ingredients: Powerful stimulators of collagen regeneration affected by solar and artificial UV radiation, minimizing skin damage and ageing, regenerating, and improving appearance. Botanical bioactives: produce immediate and profound moisturizing action. Marine algae bioactives stimulate the self-protection and regeneration mechanisms of the skin exposed to solar and artificial UV radiation, pollution, and environmental aggression. They also fight oxidation and strengthen the skin’s skin’s immune balance. Green coconut bioactive: hydrates and remineralizes the skin, calming irritations.

Pro-vitamin B5 is a natural antioxidant that helps prevent premature ageing and stimulates the skin’s natural hydration.

3. Body Moisturizing Lotion

It promotes hydration, is an antioxidant, and helps prevent premature ageing.

Bioactive Ingredients

From marine algae: stimulate the self-protection and regeneration mechanisms of skin exposed to UV radiation, pollution, and environmental aggression; fight oxidation and reinforce the skin’s skin’s immune balance.

Green coconut bioactive: hydrates and remineralizes the skin, calming irritations.

Shea Butter: moisturizing asset-rich in vitamins A, E, and F.

Assets derived from olive and grape seed: create a physiological protection layer; instantly hydrate without honey.

Green coffee oil: Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5: natural antioxidants that help prevent premature ageing and stimulate the skin’s natural hydration.

Also, Read : How To Eat Your Way To Healthy & Glowing Skin

Fun Fact

Why are hot baths not good for you?

Many people consider lukewarm to be room temperature. Showering in hot water during the wintery months not only dries out the skin, but also can damage the surface of the skin. Extreme dry skin can develop into more serious conditions like skin inflammation and may even increase eczema.

Kelly W
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