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Skin - Reaction to Chlorine?

January 18, 2013

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Skin's Reaction to Chlorine -  


This morning, I saw an article by Kay Kekana in Women24 about Five things that damage your skin.

The first thing on their list of things that damage skin is Chlorine.  According to the author, swimming “can be very damaging to your skin. The chemicals used in pool cleaning products such as chlorine dry and age your skin.”

I was initially impressed Ms. Kekana’s understanding of pool chlorine because she identified malignant chlorine (i.e., lingering chlorine) as the real problem: “Chlorine clings to your skin even after a good shower."  We have published similar statements about how the chlorine reacts with your skin.   

But, unfortunately, Ms. Kekana's advice consists of "using a loofa with a good foaming soap can help get rid of those harmful chemicals.”  That will not help to eliminate chlorine.  Chlorine reacts with your skin cells, leaving a layer of chlorine on the surface of your skin.  You may notice that you smell like chlorine?  That’s because you are still covered in chlorine.

After swimming, your hair and skin would be better off if you washed away the chlorine.  To do this, just use SwimSpray after swimming.  Then you won't be covered in chlorine all the time.  Plus, SwimSpray is an all-natural vitamin C product, so you don’t need to worry about all the “stuff” that you’re putting on your skin.  Any way you slice it, SwimSpray is good for you, your hair, and your skin.  So go swimming.



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