Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pool tricks for protecting your skin and hair

Immersing yourself in water can rob your body of hydration and in the summer. When you’re more likely to be at the beach or pool and taking multiple showers, the potential is greater. No need to declare it a dry season, though Use these do it yourself tricks and treat for your skin and hair, and jump right in.

For your skin:
It is crucial to rinse off thoroughly after coming out of the pool. Because, the chloride really sticks to you. When left on skin, the chemical causes it to dry out, flake and itch. It can also aggravate any already sensitive areas you might have. Use a cream with exfoliating alpha hydroxyl acids to help shed all of those chlorine induced dry skin cells and leave you radiant.

For your hair: chlorine is just a step away from being bleach- no surprise, then that it sucks the moisture out of the hair shaft and lightens its color (whether it’s been dyed or not). Evan small amount of chlorine can drastically dry and discolors hair. To protect your color, wet hair with water before you swim. Even better, sprits on a mixture of water and conditioner, it won’t have room to absorb the chlorine. Immediately after swimming, wash hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove chlorine and help reduce any bleaching any bleaching effect. No time to sprits and wash? You could always wear a swim cap.

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