More often than not, we tend to suffer from dry skin and damaged hair after a couple of swimming sessions. But, if the right care is taken before and after swimming, you can maintain your beauty. No more do you have to restrain yourself from jumping into the pool on a hot summer day or reduce your swimming time.
➦ Hair Oil: To prevent the greenish tinge in your hair due to copper oxidation by chlorine, invest in a bottle of coconut oil or olive oil. It will hydrate your hair cuticle with a protective layer of moisture that seals them and prevents the chlorine and boric acid from leaving a green tone to your blonde or colored hair.
➦ Re-Apply Sunblock: The salt content and chlorine in the beach or pool water is a major factor contributing to your sunburn. The above two factors also contribute to a pigmentation, chapped and flaky skin situation. No, you don't have to stop swimming. Take a two-minute break from the pool and apply a heavy sunblock every half an hour to protect your skin from sun damage.
More Post-Swimming Care
➦ Frizzy hair is a common problem among swimmers. Use styling products that are silicone-based with a volumizing shampoo. A hot oil treatment every night is also a good option for hair care for swimmers.
➦ Use an exfoliating face wash and bath gel.
➦ Regularly apply cucumber juice to sunburnt skin and leave it overnight. It helps reduce sun damage already done to the skin.
➦ Don't wear tight and synthetic clothing after a swim.
Immediately take a shower unfailingly after you come out of the pool. It will help keep your skin clean and chlorine-free. Also, you should regularly wear swimming goggles to protect your eyes from drying as well. You can apply cooling eye drops later. There are brands selling swim care shampoos for kids. You can try one of those too. They are formulated to gently wash out the chlorine from your hair, prevent brittleness and get rid of sticky hair after swimming. If you don't swim in a pool, you must know that there are several chemicals and industrial wastes dumped into the sea that affect the quality of water at the beach too.