Taking a bath can be extremely therapeutic and relaxing. There’s something about soaking for an hour in a tub of hot water that can rejuvenate the body. For those of us with sensitive skin, taking baths can sometimes feel amazing, but our skin can get pretty angry. Redness, dryness, and irritation are all common issues for sensitive-skinned redheads after taking a bath. Here are some tips and some of our favorite products so you can enjoy your next soak.
1. Rinse off before
If you have sensitive skin that’s acne prone, it’s best to wash off your body before you enter the bath. Take a quick shower and rinse off with your favorite sensitive skin-safe body wash. We love the Native Body Wash and the SEEN Body Wash. Pair your body washes with a light exfoliant like a bath loofah or the Pacha Whipped Body Scrub. Once you’re clean it’s time to hop in the bath without all your dirt and sweat from the day sitting in the water with you.
2. Use sensitive skin-safe bath products
All your other products are sensitive skin safe, so your bath products should be too. Use a sensitive skin safe bubble bath or bath milk that won’t dry out your skin.
3. Get your water temp right
Soaking in water that’s too hot is a surefire way to get dry, itchy skin that’s irritated. Your hands are much tougher and more resilient to heat than the skin on the rest of your body, so make sure you use a thermometer, or test with other parts of your body before entering the bath. Your bath should be warm, hot scalding hot. You can always add extra hot water if it starts to cool off.
4. Rinse off after
You’ve already washed up and soaked in the tub, so you’re probably feeling pretty squeaky clean, but doing a quick rinse after your bath is a good time to do any scrubs or treatments. Using a body scrub before your bath may leave the skin irritated and sitting in hot water probably won’t help. We love DermaDoctor KP Duty for scrubbing down your arms and legs after your soak.
5. Always moisturize
Rock it like a Redhead!