How to Protect Your Hair, Skin & Suits in the Pool

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Planning to spend some time frolicking in a chlorinated pool this summer? Here are some tips that may help you avoid green chlorine hair, dry skin & faded swimsuits.

 

Hair: Always use a good conditioner that has SPF. This will help prevent your hair from bleaching out from chlorine. While swimming, using a swim cap can help prevent damage. After swimming, rinse hair with shampoo and if possible a white vinegar and water or lemon juice solution.

 

 

Citrusfresh You Butter Believe It body butter by Cacique

Citrusfresh You Butter Believe It body butter by Cacique

 

Skin: Before swimming, apply sweat proof, oil-free sunscreen. After your swim, shower in fresh water and apply a moisturizing lotion. Be generous with the moisturizer to keep skin looking its best!

 

Chlorine Resistant Aquashape Conservative Lap Suit by Dolfin AquaShape

Chlorine Resistant Aquashape Conservative Lap Suit by Dolfin AquaShape

 

Faded Swimsuit: If you trying chlorine-proof or chlorine resistant swimsuit is not an option for you, the first step is to make sure to shower after swimming. Not only will a post-shower swim rinse chlorine and other chemicals off the outside of your swimsuit, it will also do the same for skin and hair. After showering, the swimsuit should be rinsed with cold water to remove some of the remaining chlorine contaminants that could cause damage later on. Wash your suit with cool water & detergent for an extra-deep clean, but you don’t have to do this every time.

 

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