Skin Care Tips for Swimmers

Written By All Video Subscribers on Thursday, July 1, 2010 | 11:16 AM

Skin Care Tips for Swimmers

Sometimes nothing feels better than a cool dip in a pool or the ocean on a hot day. Until you get out, that is. While swimming is therapeutic for the mind and good for the heart, it is not always the best for your skin.

Whether you swim in a chemically treated pool, a salt-filled ocean, or a pond or lake, there are steps you can take to insure that your skin remains healthy and hydrated.

There is no cause for concern. What your skin is exhibiting is a classic symptom of over exposure to chlorinated water. Water in a swimming pool is highly chlorinated which is not good for your skin. Excessive chlorine in water dries your skin by depleting it of its moisture and it also severely hampers the skin cells ability to retain moisture.

Use a mild soap and lukewarm water for the bath and clean your body of the pool water thoroughly. Additionally, there are several lotions and creams that are sold over the counter that are effective in protecting your skin from the ravages of chlorinated water. Water proof sunscreen lotion is one among them. Caution is however advised in choosing these products though, since several of them have a harsh chemical composition which will further worsen matters as far as the tanning is concerned.

In extreme cases, some substances may also act as an allergen on your skin. Hence go for products that are preferably herbal and mild. Visit a dermatologist and better understand your skin type and its needs before choosing these products.

After the bath, moisturize your skin well using a gentle moisturizer. Gently massage the moisturizing lotion on to your skin using your fingertips in a rotating motion. A banana pack is also said to be highly effective in reducing the darkening and restoring natural skin color.

Leave the pack on the skin for at least an hour for this treatment to produce any visible results. Supplementing your diet with some essential nutrients will also help. Increase your daily intake of nutrients such as vitamin E and vitamin C. Vitamin C is an excellent natural anti oxidant and vitamin E helps improve your skin’s moisture retention capability.

Additionally, eat a lot of protein rich foods like eggs, meat, pulses and so on. Also eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Keeping your skin hydrated is also vital. Drink lots of water and other fluids like fresh fruit juices to achieve this. You can also try humidifying your environment. Stand in a hot shower with the door closed for twenty minutes. This can work wonders for skin darkened due to over exposure to chlorinated water in a swimming pool.


Not all expensive skin care products are necessarily high-quality products, but many inexpensive skin care products are definitely low-quality products. Avoid products that contain unnecessary preservatives and fragrances, as they may contribute to skin damage.
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the project is characterized by its response to the urban setting, its vision for the office work environment
within a highly sustainable building design, and by its formal and structural elegance. the three level
mixed use building includes a café and retail space at the ground floor and two levels of open office
spaces above. the office spaces are configured around a center atrium space that opens up to the street
creating the main entrance for the building. the ephemeral quality of the building envelope is realized
through a high tech fabric enclosure system that utilizes multiple layers of fabrics with different degrees
of transparencies/ opacities. this envelope is able to adjust to the different exterior light conditions
and provide consistent natural daylight levels throughout the office spaces. while the more delicate
fabric encloses for the upper two office levels, the restaurant and retail spaces on the ground floor open
up to the street with a glass envelope. landscape elements create a green barrier between the outdoor
seating area of the café and the street.

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Kids are the most energetic of them all. Or so was the case until recently. With the advancements of digital technology and all those different variety of video gaming consoles available, children are drawn strongly towards these life like formats of gaming and thus these video games keeps them glued to their computer screens or any monitor that they use for the game. Gone are the days when kids used to stay outdoors all day long and explore every nook and corner of the surroundings with games that involved group activities running around hiding and seeking to name a few. These days’ children are wooed into television and the internet where there is no dearth to the games that can be played and these games generally take an hour to complete. What is worse is that even after they complete the children get so addicted to them that they play them over and over again.

Such a lethargic lifestyle that characterizes sitting for hours in front of the video game and eating junk and unhealthy foods while doing so leads to obesity in children. Kids in the developed nations are facing  excessive-weight problems thus leading to the augmentation of lifestyle diseases in this raw age. This is not just true for the filthy rich but also true for the families belonging to the middle-class. As concerned parents it is our duty to keep our children’s health in check and make sure that they are not only eating right but also gaining a good overall body exercise. It is an alarming situation and must have a fast approach towards making necessary amendments for a healthier future for your children. Kids can enjoy exercises at home without any expensive exercise equipment.

You do not need a personal trainer for your kids since it is not rocket science. In fact it is tougher for a trainer than you to make your kid exercise since kids tend to want entertainment in whatever they do. Exercising with trainers might bring results but it sure would not be seen as something that is fun to do. It is only you who understands your child and with some of the handy tips that I am going to talk about you can make sure that your kids are having fun while simultaneously exercising their body.

    * Choose the right place at home which is both spacious and probably outdoors since open space ambiance adds that extra energy in you.
    * Dance is a good form of toning your body which is both fun and highly effective. There are many children who love to dance and if you have got their favorite music you could fabricate certain steps that involve movement of the whole body and teach them to your kids.
    * Allot a time aside for exercise according to your kid’s convenience since it would be no fun if you ask him/her to exercise when his favorite cartoon is telecasted on television.
    * You may choose certain exercising clothes in your kid’s favorite color or take them for its shopping and let them choose what they want. They would love to exercise just so that they get to wear their favorite exercise outfit.
    * Include music even for other exercises if not for dance.
    * You could interest your kids in yoga
    * You could also include funny exercises in between that would entertain them.
    * You could check out the websites for some superhero moves and turn them into exercises and name them after the superhero that would very well appeal your little ones.
    * Include exercises that could well serve as a sport and have a score that gets the kids into a competing mode while not realizing that he is working out his body for his betterment.
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