As a society, we are so used to the chemical chlorine that we hardly realize it’s there anymore. The thing is that chlorine is actually very bad for your skin. Why is this a problem? Chlorine is present in throughout our world…even when you’re not swimming in a pool.
Technically, chlorine is a poisonous gas that does not exist on its own in nature. In fact, chlorine can’t exist on its own at all. This is why chlorine is often mixed with other elements such as sodium-chloride (salt). Chlorine effectively kills bacteria that are inside of water, which is why many different cities “purify” their water supply with chlorine.
However, chlorine also has a devastating effect upon your skin and hair. There is a good reason why the health and beauty industry does not use chlorine inside of beauty products…it is damaging. In fact, chlorine will make your skin age rather quickly. Of course, the only way to avoid this from happening is to stop showering.
You see, cities add chlorine to their water supply for a couple of reasons. The first reason is (as mentioned above) the chlorine kills bacteria. The second reason is…chlorine is cheap. Of course, the issue is that as you bathe and shower, the chlorine inside of the water is seeping into your skin.
What will chlorine do once it has seeped into your skin? Chlorine has the remarkable ability to dry out the skin causing it to age quickly. If you add this to the fact that most people take hot showers, the drying effect upon your skin is quite drastic.
Skin should always be moisturized. Thus, allowing chlorine and hot water to dry out your skin will only help you to age quickly. So, how can you avoid chlorine from aging your skin? Well, the first thing that you can do is to become aware of what (exactly) is inside of your water supply.
Then, take some time to look into a great whole body moisturizer…but you’ll have to be careful. There are lots of moisturizers on the health and beauty market today. However, most of them are actually filled with the thing that you are trying to avoid – chemicals.
This is why you must be very careful when it comes to selecting the right kind of moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer that is all-natural. Also, you can place filters into your shower heads and water faucets. These filters will help to keep that harmful chlorine from penetrating your skin.
As you can see, there are lots of reasons why chlorine should be avoided. If you are going to swim in a chlorinate pool, make sure to moisturize. Otherwise, you run the risk of aging your skin quickly. There are so many things within our world that will make skin age with speed.