Swimming is great for your body and your mind, but is it great for your skin? The swimming pool contractors from Bella Blue Pools in Maumee, Ohio have tips for how to protect your skin when swimming and some of it comes down to caring for your skin and the water!

Whether you spend hours in the pool or swim on occasion, the chemicals wreak havoc on your skin. Because of that, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin you need to care for it more often than maybe others do. A swimming pool workout is great, so if you take care of your skin you can enjoy pool time with no worries!

How to protect your skin when swimming

  • As soon as you’re done swimming, jump into the shower and wash with a moisturizing soap then follow up with a moisturizer when you’re done.
  • Pat your skin dry, don’t rub vigorously because that irritates your skin.
  • Moisturize even when you’re not in the pool. Make it a practice every day.
  • Don’t sit in the sun and bake your skin. Tanned skin isn’t healthy skin and can lead to skin cancer. Use a sunscreen with SPF and use a bronzer if you want that sun-kissed color.
  • Drink 64 ounces of water a day. Ingesting water is good for your body, health and kidneys.
  • You don’t have to spend a lot of money on moisturizers, check for ingredients that are healthy and opt for those.
  • If you are a DIY pool service person, make sure you’re testing the water frequently and that the chemicals are balanced because improperly balanced chemicals lead to dry skin.
  • If you have dry skin, let us know and we may need to change the water chemistry we use in order to address that issue. IF we don’t know, we can’t adjust.

There is nothing better than spending time around the pool in the summer sunshine. Make sure you’re protecting your skin.