The summer season is just around the corner, which means the return of our articles on protection of swimmers and the environment around your pool.
To start this new season, what better than a little reminder on exposing your body to chlorine and UV rays.
THE EFFECTS OF CHLORINE
First of all, we remind you that chlorine kills the bacteria and dirt present in the water, therefore it is a powerful product, especially when in contact with your skin and that of children.
If a large amount of chlorine is present in your pool, you will see its effects. Your skin will dry out and you can even have an allergic reaction.
Concerning hair, if you swim regularly, your hair risks becoming dry and even brittle. Be careful, the color of your hair can also change, becoming lighter.
THE EFFECTS OF UV RAYS
Exposure to UV rays from the sun, just like artificial ones, is a major factor in the development of skin cancer. It is estimated that more than two thirds of melanomas are due to an excessive exposure to UV rays. The higher the UV index, the higher the risk of skin and eye damage.
PROTECTING YOUR SKIN AND HAIR
a) For chlorine
We remind you that you can simply apply water resistant sunscreen before and after swimming, not forgetting to use a soap with a mild pH in the shower and moisturizing with your normal “after-sun” lotion.
The goal being to restore the hydrolipidic layer as quickly as possible (it is the layer that protects the entirety of your skin’s surface). Apply your normal daily lotion to your face.
b) For UV rays
You should avoid exposing yourself to the sun during the hours when the sun is at it’s highest, between 12:00 and 16:00. Never forget to protect yourself with sunscreen with a level adapted to your skin (20, 30, or 50).
It is exactly the same routine as with your body, wash it with a shampoo with a a mild pH. Furthermore, you could always apply an oil to your hair to avoid the drying out effect of chlorine.
It is also possible to wear a swimming cap which will also protect your hair.
I am ICO, your connected object, which measures, anticipates, and adapts its advice and sends recommendations to your smartphone.
Thank’s to my ORP sensor, you can keep an eye on the rate of disinfection. This means that with a correct dosage, your’s and your children’s skin is protected.
Furthermore, my weather function will let you know the temperature and the UV index.