Spending time in your swimming pool and hot tub or spa can lead to dry skin. The swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools in Decatur, Illinois offer tips on how to keep your skin healthy while swimming. Whether you spend hours in the pool or if you lie about in the sun, the sun and the chemicals in the swimming pool and hot tub can wreak havoc on your skin and hair.

Taking care of your skin should be part of the daily routine, whether you’re swimming or not. Skin care needs to be ongoing if you want it to remain soft and smooth!

How to keep your skin healthy while swimming

We have put together a list of our best practices for keeping your skin and hair healthy. You don’t want to be dealing with dry, itchy skin or a sunburn as that will definitely take away your enjoyment.

  1. Shower as soon as you’re done swimming. Use a moisturizer as soon as the shower is done to trap in moisture and keep your skin supple.
  2. Shower before you get into the water to get bacteria off your skin — this may not benefit your skin, but it will definitely benefit the water chemistry. pend time in the shower as soon as you’re done swimming and also make certain you shower before you swim.
  3. Use sunblock to protect your skin when you’re out in the sun. A tan may make you feel like you look healthy, but tanned or sunburned skin is not healthy at all.
  4. Stay hydrated. Even though you’re swimming, you are working and expending energy and making sure you drink enough water will keep you hydrated and healthy.
  5. Wear a hat, sunglasses and lightweight clothing when you’re not swimming to protect your skin and delicate eyes and scalp.

Enjoy the time around the swimming pool with friends and family especially during the coronavirus lockdown and build memories in and around the pool.