Your skin is your first line of defense against harmful chemicals found in the pool. Whether you're racing for gold or are brand new to the sport, you've probably encountered a common nuisance in your aquatic pursuits - chlorine rash. In this post, we'll unpack what chlorine rash is and introduce you to the Dermasport skincare line - your new ally in combating skin irritation and promoting healthy skin.
What is Chlorine Rash?
Chlorine rash is a type of dermatitis that occurs when your skin reacts to chlorine found in swimming pools. Symptoms may include itching, redness, inflammation, and the appearance of small blisters or hives. As much as chlorine is necessary to kill bacteria in the pool, it can also disrupt the skin's natural moisture balance, leading to dryness and irritation.
Preventing Chlorine Rash
How to Cleanse and Calm Irritated Skin after Swimming
Chlorine Rash Treatment and Recovery
Don't let chlorine rash hamper your love for swimming. Turn to Dermasport, the skincare partner trusted by Olympians Nathan Adrian and Elizabeth Beisel, and start swimming with healthy skin!
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