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szdaily -> Lifestyle -> 
Beauty tips for swimmers
    2014-06-06  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Debra Li

    debra_lidan@163.com

    WHO wouldn’t want to splash in cool water during a hot summer, especially when swimming is such a healthy sport fit for almost anyone, even pregnant women? But some regular swimmers have complained of their skin turning dry and showing signs of wrinkles and speckles. Others have reported problems with their hair. Is it possible to swim every day and keep your skin tender and your hair glowing? Here are some tips:

    Avoid cosmetics

    For the health of your skin, you’d better avoid applying cosmetics at all when you hit the pool. Unfortunately, some women just don’t feel comfortable leaving home with bare skin. In that case, they should invest in some name brand water-resistant products, such as Clinique Almost Makeup and Clarins Fix Mascara. Wearing cosmetics of bargain brands will result in a runny, sticky mess, and can be very harmful to your skin. Another thing to avoid is wearing contact lens while swimming, which may lead to eye inflammation.

    Apply UV lotions

    Water-related skin problems can be aggravated by UV radiation that results from sun exposure. Swimmers have to be careful as water on the skin can cause higher absorption and retention of the heat and radiation of the sunrays. Redness, burning sensation and pain are the symptoms of sunburn. Depending upon the severity, there may be scaling, erosions, burned skin or painful blisters, especially on the shoulders, back, face, forehead and outer arms. Therefore, you’re advised to apply waterproof SPF 30 (or higher) UV lotions half an hour before exposing your body in the sun, and reapply every hour.

    Beware of chlorine

    The chemicals used to maintain and purify pools can be hazardous to humans at high levels. Chlorine is a common cleaning agent for pools and can cause irritation to the skin and trigger asthmatic reactions. It will also cause your hair to become dry, brittle and lose its natural luster. To avoid that, you’re advised to use anti chlorine shampoos and skin cleansers after swimming.

    Wearing a silicon swim cap can reduce the harm. Those with a long hair can have their hair braided before putting on a swim cap. Otherwise, long hair will end up in a tangled mess after you have soaked in the pool for an hour.

    Apply moisure lotions

    The pores in your skin will open up after swimming, which is a good time to deep-clean them. Always remember to apply some moisturing body lotion and hair conditioner after a shower.

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