If you often battle body acne, do you notice breakouts the more you hit the pool?
Swimming pool disinfectants contain powerful chemicals such as iodides and chlorine. These ingredients are a recipe for skin disaster especially for acne-prone swimmers/pool-lovers.
Iodides and chlorine can remain in the water for a period of time, causing skin problems far more frequent for swimmers. The combination of the physical exercise of swimming and the chlorinated pools can cause major acne flare-ups.
For a pre-swim skincare routine, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the affected area to help protect the skin against these acne aggravators.