After a working day, it’s so nice to get into a hot bath, taking herbal tea with you, and then wrap yourself in a soft towel and lie down for half an hour, closing your eyes. But, for some, after visiting the “steam room”, hours of relaxation turn into torture: the whole body itches, itches, and the skin, sometimes, even turns red.
This condition has become permanent for many residents of the metropolis. Who is to blame – plumbers, shower gel manufacturers or mercury retrograde, we found out from the experts.
Why does the body itch
There are actually a lot of reasons for itching and itching, here are the most common ones.
With our “beautiful” water, which consists of a mix of heavy metals, chlorine and other components, even a thick-skinned hippo can become allergic to it. But, as a rule, owners of sensitive skin or those prone to various dermatitis fall under the scope.
Scabies after a shower experts call aquadermetitis. “This condition occurs a few minutes after contact with water, lasts from several minutes to 2 hours, is characterized by the appearance of a feeling of itching and tingling, but without damage to the skin,” says Alexander Prokofiev, dermatovenereologist, medical expert of the La Roche-Posay brand.
Dedicated to lovers of taking hot and very hot baths, for this weakness you pay with itching. “Showering too hot causes vasodilation in the skin and causes redness. Hard water due to salts can become a skin irritant and provoke itching, ”says Alexander.
Cleansing beyond measure
Every day, washing yourself to the creak of the skin, using scrubs, hard washcloths, aggressive cleansers is a vicious practice that threatens with unpleasant consequences in the form of itching and even rashes on the body.
Trying to literally tear off the dirt from yourself, you damage the protective lipid layer of the skin. And through the “open gates” an infection can easily penetrate into the dermis. Plus, cleansers with fragrances, aggressive ingredients can cause additional irritation. There is nothing to say about hard washcloths. They can even scratch the skin.
How to get rid of itching after a shower
In order to feel only lightness and relaxation after taking a bath, it is important to follow a few simple rules.
Watch the temperature
The water in the bathroom should correspond to body temperature and be no higher than 37 degrees. It’s not worth it, like the king from the fairy tale “The Little Humpbacked Horse”, to boil in boiling water. Lie in the bath for no more than 10-15 minutes, and if you add salt, then no more than seven (salt draws not only toxins from the skin, but also moisture).
Use soft washcloths and shower products
As an escort for bathing procedures, choose soft washcloths or sponges, and shower products that do not destroy the skin’s protective barrier. It is desirable that the products for washing be hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, with a pH level of 5.5 (this is written in the annotation to the product) and panthenol in the composition.
1. Anti-stress micellar shower gel Dove. 2. Ultra-nourishing shower cream for dry, irritated skin Neutrale. 3. Nivea Apricot Cream Shower Gel.
Take care of your skin after bath
After a shower, do not rub your skin hard, it is better to wrap yourself in a towel and let the drops of water soak in. Be sure to apply a skin care cream, gel, or oil to your body.
one. Aloe Versatile Leave-In Gel Soothing Gel Holika Holika. 2. Body Butter Ceramidin Dr.Jart. 3. Lipikar Baume AP+ La Roche-Posay Lipid Replenishing Balm. four. BodyCareMED+ Eveline Body Balm.
These products will help restore the barrier functions of the skin. And in order for the components from the products to be better absorbed and pass into the deeper layers, use a body scrub once every 10-14 days, which will remove the layer of dead cells.