Swimming pool disinfectants contain iodides and chlorine which can remain in the water, causing skin problems for frequent swimmers. Exposure to chlorine and other chemicals found in pool water does more than leave you smelling like a pool. Chlorine strips away the natural oils in your skin and can cause damage including increased dryness, itchiness, acne breakouts and even increased sun damage because your skin isn’t as healthy. Proper skin care for swimmers is crucial to preventing these symptoms. Try these tips to help:
Often in our studio, we advise applying a thin layer of Vaseline before you get in the pool, it helps to avoid many of the complications from the chlorine and iodines.