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WATER 

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Water and your skin

Water is one of the most beautiful elements in our world! It is an essential part of life, growing trees as tall as skyscrapers and keeping our bodies healthy and working properly. When heat, minerals, and chemicals to enter the equation, irritation and dryness can occur.

 
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HOt showers

Hot showers can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can increase itching and irritation. After you leave the shower, don’t be too rough when drying off to prevent further dryness from occurring.

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Chlorine

Chlorine can be a harmful chemical that may exacerbate skin irritations. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, you may develop an itchy rash -- or even sinus problems from inhaling chlorine. Chlorine can also damage the skin and cause premature signs of aging. Even small amounts of chlorine can be harmful over time. When you shower, heat opens your pores and allows the chlorine to seep into your skin. Chlorine strips the skin of its natural oils and causes it to dry and crack, which can lead to wrinkles. [1]

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Salt water

Many minerals that are found in ocean water can be beneficial to your skin such as magnesium. Salt water can even help remove dead skin and be beneficial for your complexion, but too much exposure can be a bad thing. Salt water can dehydrate the skin leading to itchiness and irritation.

UV rays has the ability to reflect off and penetrate water. Be aware when swimming, as you may be oblivious to your sun exposure with the cooling effect of the water.

 

what is the Solution


 

 

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 The two step solution


Protect

Harken Derm SPF 50 All Mineral Sunscreen was built for life on the water. Its all mineral formula is fast drying, stays where you put it, and will protect you long after you leave the sun. Safe for any skin type, there are no added fragrances that could cause irritation and only the healthiest ingredients, rigorously tested to ensure the safety and protection of you and all your loved ones at any age, and with any skin condition.

REPAIR

As we covered in the text above, water has a way of taking natural oils from the skin. Our Daily After Sun Skin Repair Lotion will aid in retaining moisture on the skin, as well as increasing firmness, tone, and visible appearance of aging on the skin. Make sure that the water isn’t to how when you’re showering or bathing, the chlorine content of the pool isn’t to high, and to moisturize after prolonged exposure to salt water.


 

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