It’s nothing better than taking a dip in a cold pool on a hot day. But there’s one thing we should be cautious about when it comes to our beloved skin and hair: chlorine. Whether you’re wading in the water at a theme park pool or taking a dip at your own, chlorine can be damaging to your hair’s porosity and skin follicles for a number of reasons related to their overall hydration properties. For one, Chlorine can leave your hair and skin dry, itchy and if just got new summer highlights, it could leave them dual! Moreover, chlorine can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and cracked! Here are several ways you can protect your hair and skin from chlorine while still sitting poolside.
Apply a sunscreen to your face and body at least thirty minutes before taking a dip in the pool. It’s a no-brainer by now that wearing sunscreen daily is an absolute beauty must.
Shower with cold water. Okay so it may not be as pleasing to shower in cold water- especially if it’s not a hot day, but pre-showering will slow down how the chlorine absorbs into your skin and hair.
Mix pure vitamin C to your facial cleanser. If your skin is feeling super dry, mix a few drops of pure vitamin C to your cleanser or use A Complete’s Youth Preserve Deep Cleanser. Our cleanser is restoring and moisturizing and contains powerful ingredients, like HYADISINE® marine, that penetrate deep into your skin.
Don't forget Aprés Swim always moisturize: It’s super important to apply a deep conditioner to your hair and a face cream to your skin. A Complete’s Highly Concentrated Youth Serum is light enough to hydrate your skin in its driest state and super easy to apply without feeling over greasy. Next to applying Youth Serum make sure to follow up with your favorite Moisturizer.