Most Sunday evenings during the Fall and Winter…I’m at the pool on Sunday nights. Its one of my favorite places to be!
However, often times after the swim session my skin can feel pretty dry. This is not uncommon because the Chlorine in the water can strip away important oils and messes with a layer of our skin called the Acid Mantle . (Check out that quick read on why the Acid Mantle is so important)
I thought I would share 3 quick skincare tips for all those swimmers out there!
1) Don’t skip that pre-swim rinse!
By taking that quick shower before you jump in the pool…you are helping to re-hydrate the top layer of your skin. Which means it’s less likely to drink up that chlorinated water.
2) Wash your pretty Face with lukewarm water right after you get out!
This is super importante! Why? Because if you jump right into a HOT shower…. you are opening up your pores and any chlorine left on your face… gets to seep right in!! Which is Not where we want it to go. If you can’t stand a cool or lukewarm shower; wash your face before you get in and wash up. And make sure you use a gentle cleanser. I recommend Apriori’s Creme Cleanse because it actually protects the Acid Mantle portion of your skin. Save your exfoliating face washes for another time.
3) Apply that moisturizer real quick.
Once you’ve washed your face in lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser, make sure you put your moisturizer on. You might need an extra amount or may have to reapply later on as your skin soaks it up. If you skin tolerates it… coconut oil is another great option to use as well!
Chlorine can do quite the number on your skin but by consistently using these quick tips… you can do your skin a huge favor in taking good care of it.