Post-Swim Skin & hair care for Swimmers
Affects of Chlorine on Swimmers
Hives, itchy bumps, and itchy, red skin are examples of chlorine reactions. This is not an allergy; rather, hypersensitivity to this natural irritant results in “irritant dermatitis,” which looks like a chemical burn. Additionally, chlorine can irritate already-existing dermatitis and dry out the skin.
By irritating and sensitizing the respiratory system, chlorine may indirectly contribute to allergies. Asthma and other respiratory allergies may be more likely to develop in adults and adolescents if they swim in chlorinated pools more frequently and are exposed to cleaning products that contain chlorine.
Lifeguards, professional cleaners, and swimmers with more than 1,000 hours of exposure are the most likely to be affected by this. Many Olympic swimmers, including six-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken and five-time Australian gold medalist Ian Thorpe, have overcome chlorine sensitivity to win numerous medals.
In fact, some studies have demonstrated that the use of chlorine bleach in the home can actually delay the onset of allergies to dust mites and other household allergens by possibly inactivating the allergens.
Hair Problems due to Chlorine
Most of us are heading to the pool or the beach for some cool relief now that summer is in full swing. However, it is essential to be aware that hair damage can result from excessive exposure to chlorinated water.
Chlorine is a corrosive chemical that, according to many health experts, is harmful to human health, particularly the skin and hair, despite its prevalence in the majority of public and private swimming pools.
After prolonged exposure, chlorine’s oxidizing effect can result in irritation and dryness. Hypochlorous acid, a substance known to penetrate cells and destroy them from the inside, may be produced in some cases by exposure to chlorine.
However, swimming pools can be kept clean and healthy by using low levels of chlorine. Even though the concentration of chlorine in pool water is low, it still has the potential to seriously harm hair.
Your hair will not fall out if you are regularly exposed to chlorine. A study that was published in the Journal of Dermatology proved that this myth was false. The hair of 67 professional swimmers and 54 people who rarely or never used the pool was compared in the study. Although swimmers’ hair showed signs of damage caused by chlorine, such as being dry and coarse, they were not significantly more likely to lose hair.
However, there is evidence to suggest that excessive chlorine exposure may irritate, dry, and flake the scalp. Although hair thinning or shedding may occur, the chlorine exposure required to cause such side effects is significantly greater than that of a typical swimming pool.
The colour of a person’s hair is not affected by chlorine. The discolouration is actually brought on by the oxidized metals in the water, such as copper, which cause the hair to take on a greenish hue after spending a lot of time in the pool. Colour treatments that are exposed to chlorine, on the other hand, may make it easier for hair to turn green.
As previously stated, one of the primary adverse effects of chlorine exposure is irritation and dryness. Hair can become porous, dry, and brittle when treated with hair dyes and treatments. Once the hair becomes porous, it is more likely to absorb copper and other chemicals that cause a colour change.
If you are looking for a chlorine cleanser that will help your hair from damage then check out our Post Swim lotion. Orca Cosmetics products are made of Natural Ingredients.
Orca for Skin Care
Post Swim acts as Chlorine Cleanser
Skin benefits from post-swim:
You should wash your face and body thoroughly to get rid of any residue because chlorine is so drying to the skin. I went with a couple of gentle and hydrating face washes.
Your skin will be nourished and balanced by this chlorine cleansing cream, which is ideal for dry to dehydrated skin. The creamy, hypoallergenic, and paragon-free formula soothes the skin and strengthens it against external aggressions after use.
I always recommend using a hydrating serum because chlorine dehydrates the skin. You can ameliorate your skin’s dryness by upgrading your moisturizer because chlorine damages the skin’s protective barrier.
Orca Cosmetics post swim will help your skin from chlorine damage. Checkout our products for more details.
Post-swim benefits on hair:
Natural solutions are still an option. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar, two common household items, can also be used to remove any remaining chlorine from your hair. If you’re not sure how to use any of these on your hair, just use a lotion that removes chlorine. Apply our post-swim directly to your hair if you’re using the regular shampoo and it doesn’t help. Follow your usual hair care routine after you have rinsed your hair.
If you ever worry that you will overdo it in the pool or that you will damage your hair, hopefully, these hints will alleviate your hair issues. Even if your hair occasionally turns green, swimming is worth it in the long run. From now on, don’t worry Orca Cosmetics Post Swim helps your hair from damage. Check out our products for more details.
Why you should a Post-Swim routine?
For swimmers, Post-Swim is a chlorine-cleansing body moisturizer that is designed to protect the skin from salt water and chlorine. It is the best swimming lotion. Because it contains a lot of vitamin C, you can use it right after a long swim to get rid of the harsh effects of chlorine, like rashes, itching, and other symptoms. Aloe vera, tomato fruit extract, castor oil, carrot seed oil, and shea butter are all included in the lotion. This lotion will protect your skin from the harmful bromine and chlorine found in most pools.
Aloe vera nature’s best moisturizer is used to make our Post Swim lotion. Additionally, it contains provitamin B, vitamins A, E, and E, which give swimmers skin salon-quality hydration for swimming in chlorinated or salt-filled pools.
Orca’s Post-Swim is Launching Soon….
We are working on our post swim which acts as a Chlorine Cleanser. But till then you can try our hero product pre-swim lotion. Which acts as a barrier to your skin and chlorine. As we make our products with natural ingredients.
FAQ'S ON Post-SWIM FOR SWIMMERS
Use a light to mild hydrating cleanser or a body wash to rinse off the pool's chemicals and help restore your skin's pH balance. After rinsing off, the next step to your skincare routine after swimming is to reapply a moisturiser to restore hydration to your skin.
Dr Harish Koutam, Chief Dermatologist at SkinKraft, says, “Chlorine water damages the skin barrier and results in inflammation. It can make the skin darker too.