The Best Skin Care Tips for Swimmers

Chlorine, bromine, and sea salt are used all over the world to sanitize swimming pools, and even though they are excellent at killing bacteria, viruses, and microbes, they have negative side effects on our skin when there’s repeated exposure.

So what can we do to protect our skin from pool and sea chemicals?

In this article, we are going to share with you only the best skin care tips for swimmers. These tips are meant to cover all of the bases so you don’t have to do anything else to keep your skin healthy.

Let’s get started.

1. Take a shower with fresh water

Take a shower with fresh water to minimize chlorine absorption

Taking a shower before swimming serves two purposes; 1) remove sweat, lotions, bacteria, and organic matter from your body to keep the pool clean, and 2) to supersaturate your skin with fresh water so it doesn’t absorb as much bleach. This should minimize chlorine absorption and thus reduce damage to your skin.

2. Use a pre and post-swim body lotion

Most swimmers don’t use pre-swim body lotions, however, if you do, you’ll create a protective barrier around your skin and neutralize the absorption of pool and ocean chemicals.

Use a pre and post-swim body lotion to create a protective barrier around your skin

Having said that, if you still don’t want to use a body lotion before you get in the pool and you can’t take a shower immediately after swimming, apply some body lotion on your skin to hydrate it, soothe dry and itchy skin, and neutralize the chlorine cover that you’ll have on your skin.

If you want to prevent chlorine from bonding to your skin when swimming, check our Pre & Post Swim Body Lotion.

3. Use a swimmer’s face wash

If you often swim in an outdoor pool or open water, then you might experience discomfort on your face after being exposed to the sun’s UV rays. If this is the case, a swimmer’s face wash would help you calm and relieve any discomfort you may feel.

Use a swimmer’s face wash to gently remove pool chemicals and/or saltwater from your face

Additionally, the face wash will gently remove pool chemicals and/or saltwater from your face, and hydrate your skin.

If you experience discomfort when swimming in a pool on your face, we recommend you check our Swim & Sun Facial Wash. It should help you feel better.

4. Use an after swim body wash

An after-swim body wash is great for providing a deep cleansing of your skin that removes pool chemicals and saltwater. A good body wash should also hydrate dry skin, calm irritated skin post-workout, and remove the unpleasant pool scent that may linger after a good swimming session.

Use an after swim body wash to provide a deep cleansing of your skin

If you want to remove chlorine from your body or remove that pool smell, check out our After-Swim Body Wash. Our products contain clean and safe ingredients that can be used on all skin and hair types.

Summary

Chlorine, bromine, and sea salt are used all over the world to sanitize swimming pools, and even though they are excellent at killing bacteria, viruses, and microbes, they have negative side effects on our skin when there’s repeated exposure.

To prevent undesirable damage to your skin do the following:

  1. Take a shower before swimming to supersaturate your skin with fresh water so it doesn’t absorb as much bleach.
  2. Use a pre and post-swim body lotion like Trihard’s Pre & Post Swim Body Lotion to create a protective barrier around your skin and neutralize the absorption of pool and ocean chemicals.
  3. Use a swimmer’s face wash like our Swim & Sun Facial Wash to gently remove pool chemicals and/or saltwater from your face, hydrate your skin, and soothe dry and itchy skin.
  4. Use an after-swim body wash like Trihard’s After-Swim Body Wash to provide a deep cleansing of your skin that fully removes pool chemicals and saltwater.