As you glide into the pool, the cool waters envelop you, offering respite from the scorching summer sun. But beneath this idyllic surface lies a potential threat to your mature skin.
Pool water, laden with chlorine and harsh chemicals, can unleash a barrage of damaging effects, accelerating the visible signs of aging on already vulnerable skin. This warrants the need for a good poolside skincare.
From dryness and dehydration to increased sensitivity and even exacerbating existing skin conditions, the consequences of pool water on mature skin can be concerning. It's definitely not practical to avoid the pool, especially when the summer heat demands a break. However, we can dive deeper to uncover the secrets that help shield your skin from harm.
A well-rounded poolside skincare routine will allow you to fully enjoy your poolside oasis without compromising your skin's vitality.
Read on as we explore the specific ways in which pool water can damage mature skin. From highlighting the effects of chlorine-induced dryness and dehydration to the heightened risk of sensitivity and irritation, we will provide valuable insights on how you can counteract these issues.
Our natural and organic skincare solutions are designed to restore, rejuvenate, and fortify your skin. This ensures that your pool experiences become a source of nourishment and protection for your mature skin.
How Does Pool Chlorine Impact Your Skin?
The use of chlorine as a disinfectant in swimming pools and water treatment facilities is widespread.
However, extended exposure to chlorinated water can have adverse effects on the skin. With summer right around the corner, it becomes crucial to be aware of the potential consequences of chlorine on your skin so you can maintain its health and minimize any potential risks.
Chlorine is notorious for its ability to dry out the skin. It is particularly problematic for individuals prone to dryness or those with skin conditions that exacerbate dryness and sensitivity.
As a result of exposure to the chemicals in chlorinated water, the skin on our fingers may wrinkle or prune. Moreover, caution needs to be exercised when combining chlorine water with other actives in skincare or hair care products, as negative side effects can occur.
The damaging effects of chlorine on the skin extend beyond dryness, potentially leading to premature aging, flare-ups of conditions like eczema or rosacea, inflammation, and acne. Understanding and addressing these effects are vital for maintaining a healthy complexion. Safeguard the skin's overall well-being, particularly when you want to spend time carefree in pools!
POOLSIDE SKINCARE - BEFORE AND AFTER
Before you enter the pool (preferably 30 minutes prior so your skin gets some time to absorb it) lather your face and body with a nourishing moisturizer. Swimming pools use chlorine as a disinfectant to protect against bacterial, viral, and protozoan diseases. However, the caustic properties of chlorine can lead to irritant contact dermatitis, resulting in symptoms like redness, dryness, and itching. To prevent the discomfort of post-pool itchiness and redness, it is essential to use a moisturizer that can create a protective barrier for the skin. Use a sunscreen with broad spectrum protection to avoid excessive damage to skin.
Shower Immediately After Pool session
While it's common knowledge to rinse off before entering the pool, it's equally important to rinse off right after you finish swimming. Allowing chlorinated water to linger on your skin for an extended period can be detrimental.
Consider using a gentle and hydrating cleanser or body wash to restore the skin's pH balance after exposure to pool chemicals. After rinsing, apply a moisturizer to replenish hydration to the skin. By taking these steps, you can help maintain the health and well-being of your skin post-swim.
Keep a Moisturizer Handy
Your skin may continue to feel dry or flaky even after returning home from the pool. In that case, consider switching to a richer moisturizer or experimenting with a nourishing body oil. It is vital to replenish your skin's natural oils and hydration levels, allowing it to regain its health and radiance. By providing your skin with the nourishment it needs, you can help restore its vitality and promote a healthier appearance.
Try our Circulation Massage Oils that nourishes skin from within, heals flakiness and also helps improve your blood circulation and eliminate any toxins. You’ll wake up with the softest and smoothest skin ready for another day at the beach!
Need help sleeping? Try the Calming Massage Oil instead. Nourished with Lavender and Ylang Ylang, the oil is an anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and anxiety-fighting experience that removes every stressor from your body and mind. After a long day at the beach, you can get the rest your body and mind needs!
Take The DIY Approach
An uneven tan? Extremely patchy or dry skin? Well, a homemade mask is probably going to be your best friend to even out texture and restore the glow in your skin.
- 2 tablespoons coconut powder
- 2 tablespoons sandalwood powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons tomato juice
- Combine the ingredients together in a bowl
- Apply the mixture on your body/face, wherever necessary
- Leave for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
SUMMER CARE WITH EMPRESS NATURALS
At Empress Naturals, we believe in year-round skin protection and healing and summer is no exception! Not just poolside skincare, our line is meticulously formulated to cater to the specific needs of mature skin.
Our mission is to provide you with 100% pure and organic skincare products that make you feel incredible in your own skin.
We prioritize ingredients sourced directly from nature, ensuring ageless radiance and luminous skin without exposing your precious skin to the thousands of toxic ingredients that are still legally used in many products.
In fact, our products, including the revered Rosehip Seed Oil, are safe to use even during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, although we recommend consulting with a medical professional.
Rest assured, our products are non-toxic, clean, USDA Certified Organic, and Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free. We carefully cultivate our ingredients from sustainable farms worldwide, without the use of hazardous preservatives.
Experience the power of clean skincare with Empress Naturals.