Summer is just around the corner, but for many swimming pool owners in Arizona, you may have been swimming or at least spending time in the hot tub year round — that is the beauty of living in an area that boasts 300 days of sunshine! The swimming pool contractors from Express Pool Care in Goodyear, Arizona know that if you swim that frequently you need some skin care tips for summer swimmers (even if it’s the middle of an Arizona “winter.!)

Whether you spend hours in the hot tub or swimming pool or simply take a brief dip on occasion, swimming and spending time in the sun can wreak havoc with your skin and your hair. When you’re an avid swimmer and when you spend time under the heat of the Arizona sun, you want to take care of your skin and moisturize it and protect it from damaging sun rays.

Skin care tips for summer swimmers

Practice summer and swimmer skin care to protect your skin from harm from the sun or from drying out, getting dry and itchy from spending hours in the family swimming pool.

  • Shower as soon as you get out of the pool. Wash away the chlorine and chemically-treated water with a mild soap and moisturize as soon as you’re done. Don’t towel off too vigorously as this can irritate your skin and rub away your body’s natural moisture.
  • Moisturize after you shower. Moisturize between shower and swimming. Moisturize when you slather on sunscreen. In fact, look for a sweat-proof moisturizing sun block to protect you when you swim and when you’re out of the water.
  • Gone are the days of oiling your skin and laying in the sun for hours at a time. Tanned skin is not considered healthy skin by your physician or by the American Cancer Society. If you love the look of tanned skin, apply bronzer or jump into a spray tan booth.
  • Stay hydrated when you’re in the pool and relaxing poolside. Even though you’re surrounded by water, you need to ingest it to stay hydrated.

Enjoy time in and around the swimming pool this summer safely by staying in the shade when you can, wearing a floppy hat to protect the delicate skin on your face, moisturize and wear sunblock.