Bathing With Skin Rashes & Skin Diseases
How Bathing Properly Can Help Dry Skin Rash
When designing our microbubble therapy bathtubs, we kept skin disease in mind. As our team developed the system we wanted to help those dealing with dry skin rash and diseases most. While there is no cure for skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, ichthyosis & severe acne. We implemented several key features in our tubs that directly treat dry skin and ease the pain of normal bathing.
It’s been said before, it all starts with the bubbles. Oxygen-rich microbubbles to be precise. These are tiny moisture-rich bubbles – 50 to 100 times smaller than regular air bubbles – They are the reason for the amazing benefits realized in microbubble therapy. This patented process creates literally billions of these little wonders that work to enhance and improve your skin’s health and vitality. Together, the microbubbles form a cloud of oxygen in your bath and give you a delightful, effervescent sensation.
The microbubbles individually penetrate gently into your pores for deeper cleansing, while also leaving behind moisture that plumps your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. When the microbubbles collapse in the water, they release heat energy, which helps maintain a consistently warm bathing experience without the need to add more hot water. And possibly most importantly, these little miracles, as they implode, release negative ions – known to improve serotonin levels and fight free radicals.
How Naturally Cleansing and Deep Penetrating Moisture Can Treat Skin Diseases
Microbubble Therapy is like an exfoliation for your entire body, including your face and scalp. It really is like nothing you’ve experienced before. The billions of oxygen-rich microbubbles reach where mere water and soap can’t. They are so small (less than 2000th of an inch) they can penetrate gently into your pores. And they are negatively charged. This means that any dirt or impurities in the pores will be naturally attracted to the bubble and lifted away.
But it’s not just about what the bubbles take away. Microbubble therapy is about giving back to your body on a level that hasn’t been possible until now. Those tiny microbubbles, filled with oxygen, work together for a comfortable, clean exfoliation on a micro level. Imagine billions of them bumping into each other, effervescing under the water, gently brushing against your skin. Each one leaves behind a bit of nature’s life-giving and healing element – oxygen. This process makes your skin feel luxuriously silky and plumps it up diminishing any fine lines or wrinkles. Microbubble Therapy helps you look younger and be healthier!
The Healing Benefits of Oxygen
An oxygen rich bath is good for your health. Every cell in your body needs oxygen to live and the largest organ you have is your skin. It also happens to be your first line of defense against many pathogens and atmospheric chemicals. The skin uses oxygen to kill bacteria, stimulate the immune system, promote healing, and to supply energy to the skin cells. By immersing the body in water with elevated levels of dissolved “wet oxygen”, effective amounts of oxygen enter the pores and hair follicles, deep enough to reach the sebaceous glands. Oxygen improves the cell’s metabolic health to support continuous cell regeneration in the basal layer.
Our Microbubble Therapy system supersaturates the water with billions of tiny, oxygen-rich microbubbles, increasing oxygen levels up to 70% higher than tap water. Because they are so small, the microbubbles remain suspended in the water, blanketing your body in a luxurious cloud of oxygen. This increased oxygen level energizes cells, stimulates the immune system, kills bacteria, promotes healing, and reduces scar tissue.
Continual, Consistent Warmth
Because of their tiny size, Microbubble Therapy bubbles tend to remain suspended below the water’s surface. As suspended bubbles collapse, heat energy is released into the water. This allows the water temperature to stay warm and even rise a degree or two during your 20 minute bath cycle.
The benefits of this process are two-fold.
- First, you are allowed to enjoy a consistently warm bath without having to add more warm water. This small luxury of time and relaxation can add so much to your restful and relaxing bathing experience.
- Second, when bathwater temperatures stay consistent, it allows skin temperature to increase evenly. This even rise in body temperature increases cardiovascular activity causing an improved “Sauna Effect”. This means an increased number of open pores that allow in moisture and an accelerated release of toxins. It also naturally stimulates the cardiovascular system allowing improved muscle recovery and rejuvenation.
After exiting the bath, the body’s temperature returns to normal more quickly because there were no “cool spots” in your body temperature as you would experience in other types of jetted bath therapies. This means that pores close quickly, trapping moisture and oxygen.
Negative Ions Can Be Positive
In your Microbubble Therapy bath, at the water’s surface, wisps of what looks like steam appear. This is not steam or smoke. This is the infusion of negatively charged ions wafting into the air surrounding your bath at therapeutic levels.
We realize talking about ions sounds like science fiction, but in reality, they are a key component of what makes Microbubble Therapy is so amazing. These are the same small particles that are found in high concentrations around waterfalls, mountain streams and beaches – Natures Anti-Depressants. They are known to improve serotonin levels in the brain, contributing to feelings of well being. They help relax the mind and body, promote deep sleep, and enhance recovery from physical exhaustion. They also fight free radicals – those evil, positively charged ions that are thought to cause cancer and aging skin damage.
Note: Negative ion levels are considered therapeutic between 50,000 and 100,000 ions/cc. An independent study indicates that Microbubble Therapy Technology generates and releases negative ions at levels over 80,000 ions/cc.
Bath Soaking For Babies With Dry Skin
Our focus when dealing with newborns and babies with skin diseases is that everything aforementioned. We have given a lot of thought to the features included in our microbubble therapy bathtubs.
One of the main issues we want to tackle is moisturizing the skin without overly using topical skin creams. Ideally, we aim to make the use of topical skin creams obsolete, where the main source of moisture for your skin can be derived from the bath. We understand that it is concerning to see that your baby’s skin is dry and cracked – With the rise in treatments for these skin rashes, it’s our goal to consolidate everything to one single bath.
Why is bathing so effective?
When your skin is dry, it’s not because it doesn’t contain enough oil. It’s because your skin isn’t doing a very good job of retaining its moisture (water). Wind, low humidity, cold temperatures, harsh soaps and too much washing without the use of a moisturizer can lead to dry skin, which can irritate your eczema and even make it worse.
People with eczema, especially atopic dermatitis, tend to have very dry skin in general. This is because the disease causes defects in the skin barrier. The skin barrier is upper most layer of skin that protects irritants, bacteria/viruses, and allergens from getting into our bodies and moisture from getting out. Genes, skin trauma such as from scratching or rubbing, and inflammation can all contribute to this defective or “leaky” skin barrier in people with eczema.
The most effective way to treat dry skin is to give it the moisture it needs. Proper bathing and moisturizing are important for this reason — especially if you have eczema. The best way to replace moisture in the skin is to soak in a bath or take a shower and then moisturize immediately afterward.
Soak and Seal
The “Soak and Seal” method of treating eczema is recommended by many providers to combat dry skin and reduce flares. To get the full therapeutic benefit, Soak and Seal often and follow these steps in order.
Instructions to Soak and Seal:
- Take a bath using lukewarm (not hot) water for five to 10 minutes. Use a gentle cleanser (no soaps) and avoid scrubbing the affected skin.
- After bathing, pat the skin lightly with a towel leaving it slightly damp.
- Apply prescription topical medication to the affected areas of skin as directed.
- Within three minutes, liberally apply a moisturizer all over the body. It’s important to apply the moisturizer within three minutes or the skin may become even drier.
- Wait a few minutes to let the moisturizer absorb into the skin before dressing or applying wet wraps.
Tips for bathing and moisturizing with eczema
Some things to remember when bathing:
- Take at least one bath or shower a day
- Bathe or shower in lukewarm (not hot) water for 10 to 15 minutes
- Avoid scrubbing your skin with a washcloth or loofah
- Use a gentle cleanser (not soap)
- During severe flares, limit the use of cleansers to further avoid irritation
Some things to remember when moisturizing:
- Use a high-oil content moisturizer twice a day to improve hydration and protect the skin barrier
- Moisturize hands every time you wash them or they come into contact with water
- Schedule your bathing and moisturizing routine at night, just before bed. This can help your skin better retain its moisture
- If you have eczema on your hands, soak your hands in water, then follow with an application of your prescription medication (if you use one) and moisturizer. Wear cotton gloves over your hands while you sleep to help “lock in” the moisturizer