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Chlorine in the pool is used as a disinfectant, but can have harmful effects on the skin and hair.
Let’s find out some simple tips to protect yourself.
Swimming is a favorite sport for many of us. It is a complete workout, promotes health, longevity and physical and psychological well-being. To work out, or keep in shape with a few strokes or maybe for an aquagym lesson, the pool is our favorite destination.
But if we are not careful, we risk to get red eyes, brittle hair and dry skin without elasticity. And on top of that destroy the shine of our colored hair. The fault is the chlorine, used to disinfect the pool water.
What can we do? One possibility is to attend a low impact swimming pool, sanitized with ozone as an alternative to chlorine. From the Atlanta Olympic Games of 1996 the ozone use is made mandatory to disinfect pools for competitions. Unfortunately, however, the ozonated pools are not widespread in Italy. So, if you attend a traditional swimming pool, here are our tips to protect your body and hair:
You should always take a shower before entering the pool. This is because moist skin and hair absorb less chemicals than dry ones.
Wear always swimming cap. For long hair, besides tying them, in addition to bonding them, it is better to use a mesh cap: the internal part in fabric, comfortable and does not tear the hair, the external part in silicone, which does not let the water pass through
For obvious hygienic reasons, and to avoid accusing burning, tearing and discomfort in the eyes, always wear swim goggles.
To avoid over-drying the skin and hair, it is important to take a shower immediately after exit the pool. No hot water, that degrease the skin too much, had better warm shower.
It is recommended to use non-aggressive detergents with natural extracts rich in protective and nutrient agents able to gently exfoliate and sustain skin metabolism. WUS chlorepair SHOWER MOUSSE (body & hair) is such a product. Its active ingredient is REGENINE – mix of natural extracts (apple, lemon, red grapes and wheat bran). This phytocomplex nourishes and protects the skin and the hair improving its brightness. Maintains the colour integrity, sealing hair cuticles to prevent colour fading. It also contains menthol and organic mint extract that make skin and hair toned and vital.
After the shower, dry gently, without rubbing: pat and apply a moisturizer with a light massage. WUS chlorepair BODY CREAM with its rich formula based on mix of vegetable oils, shea butter, orgnanic mint extract and vitamin E increases skin elasticity and improves its moisturization. This cream absorbs quickly and compensates the dehydrating effects of sea, sun and pool, making the skin soft and pleasantly velvet.
chlorepair SHOWER MOUSSE 200 ml
chlorepair BODY CREAM 125 ml
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