Dew or Dare: Post-Pool Skincare

Every summer, we’re reminded of the ongoing love-hate relationship we have with chlorine. Because while it (of course) keeps our pools from becoming petri dishes, that protection comes at a price to our skin. Pool water opens up our pores, stripping our natural oils, parching our skin and leaving it feeling tight, dry, itchy and sometimes irritated. We don’t mean to sound unappreciative but seriously, it’s a lot. 

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

Before a few rigorous laps or a rousing game of Marco Polo, you should rinse off with fresh water: dedicated swimmers know this trick. Skin absorbs what it comes into contact with like a sponge, so if you saturate your skin just before diving in, there’s less opportunity for chlorinated water to infiltrate your pores. This helps your hair as well.

After your water frolic

And before you park yourself in a lounge chair, slip back under the shower to rinse from top to toe to ensure your skin doesn't suffer prolonged contact with chlorine. 

Cleanse gently

Your post-pool, pre-soiree cleansing should be gentle and hydrating. The best time to apply skincare products is immediately after you step out of the shower when your skin is saturated and your pores are open. A rich moisturizer like Deep Moisture Mask will replenish your skin, reduce redness from too much sun and return skin to deeply dewey from desperately dehydrated.  

Featherlight water cream

If you you have normal to oily skin or the weather is humid, keep our Jasmine Vital Cream in the fridge for a cooling, nourishing hydration treatment. It uses red algae to moisturize and niacinamide to reduce inflammation.

Deep pore cleanse

A few times a week a gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing mask will help with oil and product buildup and keep summer breakouts at bay. Dual Charcoal Detox incorporates Jojoba beads which melt into skin on contact, creating a light moisturizing follow-up to the two types of pore-clearing charcoal. 

Not your mother's sunscreen

Invisible Hero SPF 30 our multiple award-winning new broad spectrum mineral sunscreen engages clean, natural ingredients and partners them with the latest skincare technology. Lightweight and complex, Invisible Hero promotes overall skin health improves skin’s appearance and offers added defense against blue light exposure and environmental stressors.

Save your skin. Change your life.

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