Make sure to use these simple tips to care for skin after visiting the swimming pool this summer.
One of the top ways to stay in shape, or just simply enjoy a hot summer day, is to take a swim. Although spending time in a swimming pool is fun and a great workout, the pool chemicals can damage your skin. Want to learn how to help minimize damage, stop dryness, and preserve a more youthful appearance? Check out these 3 ways to care for your skin after a pool day!
1. Don’t Forget to Moisturize
One of the most important things to do after swimming is to apply a high-quality moisturizer. Of all the skin care treatments, moisturizers should be a part of your daily routine. Skin loses moisture more easily in the summer months, but swimming increases moisture loss, making it vital to apply lotions or creams every day. Before purchasing a moisturizer, you should consult with a skin care professional who can help you find the best product for your skin type and its needs.
2. Continuously Apply Sunscreen
In addition to moisturizing, it is important to apply sunscreen throughout your swimming session. To properly care for your skin, you should first apply a generous amount sunscreen about 20-30 minutes before you plan to get in the water. Covering all areas of the skin that will be exposed to the sun is vital! When it comes to the amount of sunscreen you should use, it is said that a nickel-sized amount should be used on the face and a shot glass amount be applied to the body.
The type of sunscreen you use is just as important as the amount you use. You will want to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, like SkinCeuticals, to protect your skin from the UVA and UVB sun rays. Normally, sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours. However, if you are spending your day in the water, you will need to reapply your sunscreen more often to ensure proper protection. Even after you finish swimming, make sure to keep sunscreen applied until you are no longer in the sun. SkinCeuticals is a popular skincare brand that has sunscreens for all skin types and needs.
3. Hydration is Key
Most people know that drinking water throughout the day, especially in the hot weather, is important, but is even more necessary after swimming. Your skin will be depleted of moisture from swimming in salty water or a chlorinated pool. After your swim, you should consume several glasses of water to help flush impurities from your pores and care for your skin.
Care for Your Skin by Contacting Beautiful Skin Today
Keep these tips in mind while you are enjoying the summer and all the swimming! Proper care for your skin will ensure it looks and feels its best for years to come. Contact Beautiful Skin at (727) 791-6500 to learn more information about how to care for skin after swimming, our SkinCeuticals products, and our waxing services.