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Swimmers and Acne

If you often battle body acne, do you notice breakouts the more you hit the pool?

Swim Acne

Swimming pool disinfectants contain iodides and chlorine. These ingredients are a recipe for disaster for acne-prone pool lovers. Iodides and chlorine can remain in the water, causing skin problems for frequent swimmers. The combination of the physical exercise of swimming and the chlorinated pools can cause major acne flare-ups.

Pre-swim, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the affected area to help protect the skin against these acne aggravators.

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