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If you are a frequent swimmer then you most likely already know how hard chlorine can be on your skin. Dry skin, possible premature aging, chlorine burns, skin irritation, and rash are some common side effects of uncontrolled chlorine levels in the water.
So what can we do to protect ourselves?
The answer: Use a chlorine removal body wash for swimmers.
What is a chlorine removal body wash?
Body soap is designed to clean the dust and mud off your skin, among other things. All of these surfaces are infused with oil.
Regular soap works by breaking up the oil into smaller drops, so it can then mix with water. The principle of soap works because soap is made up of molecules with two very different ends.
- Hydrophilic: It’s this end of the soap molecule that loves water, this is the "salt" end of the soap; it is ionic and soluble in water.
- Hydrophobic: This end doesn’t mix with water and is therefore repelled by it. As a result, it separates them.
Chlorine isn’t a type of oil so it won’t be removed by regular soap once it has already bonded to your skin.
A chlorine removal body wash especially made for swimmers works by washing the bleach off your skin by breaking through the Chlorine Cover to take the chemicals out.
Why is it important to use a chlorine removal body wash?
The benefits of using a chlorine removal body wash vary depending on the formula, however, some of them include:
- Washing the bleach off your skin.
- Hydrate and moisturize after-swim dry skin.
- Relieve itchy skin.
- Eliminate the unpleasant long-lasting pool odors.
What’s the best after swim body wash?
TRIHARD owns one of the largest Multi-Sport groups in Europe and the Middle East and that’s how it all started - by guiding our 300 swimmers and triathletes, we noticed that each one of them encounters different side effects that swimming inflicts on their skin and hair.
When we realized there were no products tailored to our needs nor a brand that understands our lifestyle, we decided to join forces with our partners at Paloma and do it ourselves.
Our Product Development methodology LISTEN, TEST, REFINE, and DEVELOP entails 4 to 5 feedback rounds in which Paloma R&D lab incorporates the inputs our swimmers provide us with throughout the process.
As a result, we were able to create what we believe to be the best chlorine removal body wash for swimmers in the market.
TRIHARD’s After-Swim Body Wash helps extract pool chemicals and saltwater from your skin by breaking through the “Chlorine Cover”. We use essential oils to hydrate, soothe, and calm your skin and our unique signature scent gives the final touch to eliminate the unpleasant pool odors from the body.
We believe that mental recovery is as important as physical recovery in order to keep pushing hard and moving forward. The “energizing effect” (cooling effect) in our Extra Boost Body Wash uplifts swimmers’ and athletes’ energy after an intense workout.
What ingredients do we use in our formula?
TRIHARD’s After-Swim Body Wash is formulated with…
- Magnesium Chloride, Dead Sea Salts, Tea Tree Oil, Biodegradable Apricot Scrub, Red Algae to eliminate pool chemicals and odors.
- Cocount Oil, Almond Oil, Red Algae to hydrate and rejuvenate dry skin post-swim.
- Chamomile Extract, Menthol, Red Algae to relieve irritated skin post-workout.
Swimming is probably one of the best workouts for your body and mind but if you are an indoor or open water swimmer, triathlete, or swim in the local pool on a regular basis, you’ve probably realized that it’s also one of the hardest sports on your skin and hair.
Due to how hard it is on the skin, chlorine removes its natural oils leaving it dry and damaged.
The best way of removing chlorine from your skin is to use a specialized chlorine removal body wash for swimmers like TRIHARD’s After-Swim Body Wash.
These body washes remove the bleach off your skin, hydrate and moisturize after-swim dry skin, relieve itchy skin, and eliminate the unpleasant long-lasting pool odors.
We hope you found this information useful. If you would like to prevent and eliminate the negative effects of chlorine in your hair and skin, we recommend you check out our products.