Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I found out some info!
The itchy bumps are not an allergy to chlorine. The reaction is because chlorine is a chemical irritant to the skin. So washing off and rinsing WELL after a swim is very important.
Putting on oils or lotions before swimming is not a good idea.
The filter system won't work correctly. Our pool requires a shower before getting in. I was there once when the filter system was over burdened from 50 people in the pool. The water was scummy. It was not pleasant at all.
After a good shower put on moisturizing lotion. Certain brands are better than others. I am still looking for the best ones. I apparently need to buy a better one. I only end up with one or 2 little red itchy bumps. But I need to stop even that. To get lotion on my back , I bring a long handled brush ! It is the only way I can reach my back.
Vitamin C neutralizes the chlorine. I had not heard that before. Thanks for that information.
Do creams contain Vitamin C?
Chlorine pools can turn treated hair a greenish color
and leave a sticky coating. Since I am not immersed in the water, that has not happened. When I did laps years ago, my hairdresser knew when I'd been swimming regularly!
Thank you for all your suggestions. I am relieved it is not an allergy. I would not want to have to give up my water aerobic classes! It is the very best exercise for my achy body.