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deadweight
October 1st, 2007, 12:52 AM
Hi - I'm new to swimming. Can anyone recommend a post swim skin lotion and / or shower gel brand that both helps remove chlorine and helps with dry skin?

Also - I saw someone using a pre-swim lotion that is supposed to help fend off the chlorine, but I wasn't quick enough to ask him what it was. General google searches haven't yielded any results. Anyone know what this is and where to get it?

Thanks very much.

cathym
October 1st, 2007, 09:41 AM
The pre-swim lotion might be DermaSwimPro-they marketed it a year or so ago and I had some samples-I swim early in the am and it was just too much to try to apply it before workout. When I swim later I need sunblock so I never used too much of the product. The website was www.dermaswim.com and the phone 1-866-833-swim. Post swim-if I feel dry I use coconut oil-buy it at the health food store-relatively cheap-works well.

ddl
October 13th, 2008, 07:12 PM
The pre-swim lotion might be DermaSwimPro-they marketed it a year or so ago and I had some samples-I swim early in the am and it was just too much to try to apply it before workout. When I swim later I need sunblock so I never used too much of the product. The website was www.dermaswim.com (http://www.dermaswim.com) and the phone 1-866-833-swim. Post swim-if I feel dry I use coconut oil-buy it at the health food store-relatively cheap-works well.

Has anyone used this pre-swim DermaSwim Pro lotion? Its ingredients is not listed, so I'm wondering if it really has any anti-chlorine agent, or if we could just apply any regular lotion pre-swim which should help as well? (I suppose any lotion will close your pores.)

isobel
October 14th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Can't tell if you're a guy or gal (too lazy to do work that would allow me to tell), but if you're a gal, I swear by "L'il Goat's Milk Petite Chevre," which technically is for children, but comes in a little kit of bodywash, soap, and moisturizing lotion.

I love how the lotion smells; it's not sticky; you can put it all over you and then put on your clothes and you smell like the lotion for weeks.

In fact you never have to do your laundry again; just keep using the lotion and your clothes! Save money.... Just kidding. But it does make your socks smell nice.

Doug Adamavich
October 14th, 2008, 03:53 PM
I have used Lubriderm for decades and it keeps my skin in good shape. It is expensive but worth every penny.

As for soap, I get whatever is on sale. Lately I have used Axe and Dial Men liquid body washes. I think the key is lotion though, any good soap will get you clean IMHO.

Lump
October 14th, 2008, 04:42 PM
If you find something that actually WORKS let us know. In all my years of swimming I'm yet to find a product that gets the chlorine out leaving you moist and smelling like a normal human......its all part of being a swimmer! Wear your stink proudly! :lmao:

mjgold
October 14th, 2008, 04:59 PM
I'm still waiting for this stink. I swim 6-7 days a week, and I don't smell at all. All I do is take a shower when I get home.

aqua-em
October 14th, 2008, 07:54 PM
I use Triswim - body wash, lotion, shampoo & conditioner.

waves101
October 15th, 2008, 08:27 AM
No anti-chlorine abilities but post workout I use Curel. It's the only lotion I've found that I can put on my face without burning or other side effects. I have very dry skin. In fact, when I don't use the Curel, the skin on my face will turn a flaky, dry white color.

FlyQueen
October 15th, 2008, 08:53 AM
I'm still waiting for this stink. I swim 6-7 days a week, and I don't smell at all. All I do is take a shower when I get home.

Go for a run or just lick your skin. I don't notice that I smell like chlorine until I sweat. If you are swimming 6-7 days a week, I hate to break this to you, but you smell like chlorine.

Citrus smells help cut the chlorine smell. Loreal has a great shampoo - kids swim and sport. It's cheap and in a little blue bottle with an orange flip top. Also adding baking soda to your regular shampoo helps get the acidity of the chlorine out and helps mositurize your hair (chemists help me if I got that wrong). I bust out a deep conditioner about twice a week, too.

I've uses tons of different lotions the best being Oil of Olay's Quench therapy. I also try to use baby oil in the shower (after I am all clean). Slather it all over then rinse it off in luke warm water and pat dry.

moodyrichardson
October 15th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I've started using the Olay Shower Lotion with Shea Butter. I still use Curel or a good lotion after drying off, but this stuff helps a lot. I sometimes use hair conditioner as a moisturizer in the shower too. It works basically the same way as the Shower Lotion.

mjgold
October 15th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Go for a run or just lick your skin. I don't notice that I smell like chlorine until I sweat. If you are swimming 6-7 days a week, I hate to break this to you, but you smell like chlorine.

Thanks for the attitude. I smell like chlorine until I take a shower, but I'm nice and pretty after. My girlfriend has a sensitive nose, and she's never said anything. Either she's mysteriously being nice about it--and I don't know why she'd refrain from telling me I smell like chlorine, but not when my breath makes her want to vomit after I eat a banana--or she doesn't smell it, along with everyone else I'm around.

pwb
October 15th, 2008, 12:16 PM
Hi - I'm new to swimming. Can anyone recommend a post swim skin lotion and / or shower gel brand that both helps remove chlorine and helps with dry skin?

Shower: Body Shop Shea Body Scrub
Lotion: Body Shop Shea Body Butter

My wife (who is a runner, not a swimmer) thinks these leave your skin too oily as they're designed for very dry skin, but after swimming for >60 minutes outside in Arizona, they do a very good job. Plus, they are very low scent, so you don't smell like a coconut or papaya walking into work after an AM swim.

Lump
October 15th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Thanks for the attitude. I smell like chlorine until I take a shower, but I'm nice and pretty after. My girlfriend has a sensitive nose, and she's never said anything. Either she's mysteriously being nice about it--and I don't know why she'd refrain from telling me I smell like chlorine, but not when my breath makes her want to vomit after I eat a banana--or she doesn't smell it, along with everyone else I'm around.

I don't think she intended to sound like she had attitute...relax a little. Its gonna vary from pool to pool as well...chemicals used, amounts of chemicals, length of workouts, how often you workout, etc.

I only swim MWF and sometimes Saturday (Chlorine Pool, 90 minute workouts) and I smell like a pool if I sweat or lick my skin....take it FWIW. Also I'm bald (shave my head) so no "hair issues" whatsoever! :D

mjgold
October 15th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I'm perfectly relaxed. I just don't like it when people assume I'm a liar or just wrong.

Lump
October 15th, 2008, 01:27 PM
I'm perfectly relaxed. I just don't like it when people assume I'm a liar or just wrong.

Geez..yeah, you sound relaxed. :confused:

mjgold
October 15th, 2008, 01:31 PM
It's hard to determine tone on the internet. The only thing that gets me riled up is my crappy ass computer randomly deciding to be stupid. I don't get all worked up over internet posts by people I don't know, lol.

FlyQueen
October 15th, 2008, 01:54 PM
I'm perfectly relaxed. I just don't like it when people assume I'm a liar or just wrong.

Thanks Lump!

Oh yeah that was my assumption exactly ... :shakeshead:

I'm glad your girlfriend hasn't noticed you smelling like chlorine that certainly means you wouldn't if you licked your skin :dunno:

I am not assuming you are a liar or wrong I just don't know anyone else that swims that much that doesn't at least have a faint chlorine odor if they start sweating or lick their skin. Maybe your pool composition or body chemistry make it so you don't.

Most people on here are very nice and friendly ... don't assume they are :dedhorse:

ddunbar
October 15th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Don't recall smelliing like chlorine, but I do recall on occasion when our lane was accused of smelling like beer at the Saturday AM practice as some of us detoxified from Friday Night. Of course that was many age brackets ago.

The Fortress
October 15th, 2008, 03:36 PM
I just don't like it when people assume I'm a liar or just wrong.

I'm pretty sure you're wrong. :lmao: :bolt:

I just got home from a swim and shower. Licked the skin, and whatcha know, chlorine.

Now stop picking on the nice FAFs and go off and bask and gloat over your pretty smelling skin.

mjgold
October 15th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks Lump!

Oh yeah that was my assumption exactly ... :shakeshead:

I'm glad your girlfriend hasn't noticed you smelling like chlorine that certainly means you wouldn't if you licked your skin :dunno:

I am not assuming you are a liar or wrong I just don't know anyone else that swims that much that doesn't at least have a faint chlorine odor if they start sweating or lick their skin. Maybe your pool composition or body chemistry make it so you don't.

Most people on here are very nice and friendly ... don't assume they are :dedhorse:

Well, if you weren't assuming I was wrong, then I apologize. However, when I say I don't smell like chlorine, and you respond with "if you swim 6-7 days a week, guess what, you smell like chlorine" it's hard to take it any other way.

I literally just licked my skin after walking 10 minutes in the sun in a black t-shirt and jeans, and nothing. So, I guess my skin or the two pools I swim in are different than yours.

By the way, if I come off as abrasive or something, don't take it that way. It might just be the phrasing I use when I type, but it's very rare that I'm even mildly upset on an internet forum.

Lump
October 15th, 2008, 05:20 PM
By the way, if I come off as abrasive or something, don't take it that way. It might just be the phrasing I use when I type, but it's very rare that I'm even mildly upset on an internet forum.

Nah, thats Jersey! :laugh2:

mjgold
October 15th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Nah, thats Jersey! :laugh2:

:rant3: :laugh2:

swimmieAvsFan
October 16th, 2008, 10:22 AM
...I literally just licked my skin after walking 10 minutes in the sun in a black t-shirt and jeans, and nothing. So, I guess my skin or the two pools I swim in are different than yours...

maybe your pools don't use chlorine???

either that or you haven't been swimming as long as the rest of us and haven't built up the "residual chlorine smell" yet...

if they are chlorine, give it time- you'll eventually smell like it no matter how hard you try to get rid of it...

mjgold
October 16th, 2008, 11:44 AM
No, they definitely use chlorine. We have to do all that testing crap that comes with it. I don't know how to do it, but I've heard them talking about it a few times. You might be right though. It might just take time to accumulate enough of that junk to start smelling perpetually. If they could find a way to convert it to energy, swimmers could power the planet.

swimmieAvsFan
October 16th, 2008, 12:11 PM
...It might just take time to accumulate enough of that junk to start smelling perpetually. If they could find a way to convert it to energy, swimmers could power the planet.

hehehe. seriously!
:laugh2:

SuperFlyGal
October 17th, 2008, 06:16 PM
For hair I use Nexxus Aloe Rid once a week. I also like the Nexxus Humectress conditioner and the Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm. Supposedly if you get your hair wet before you get in the pool it will keep it from absorbing as much chlorine, but who wants to do all that?

http://www.nexxus.com/hair_care_brands/signature_line/shampoo_aloe-rid_gentle_clarifying.html (http://www.nexxus.com/hair_care_brands/signature_line/shampoo_aloe-rid_gentle_clarifying.html)

http://www.nexxus.com/new/favorite_humectress_moisturizing_conditioner.html

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp80003_333181_sespider/biolage_by_matrix/conditioning_balm.htm


As for skin, I eventually build up an immunity to moisturizers, but I have been enjoying a good run with Eucerin Calming Cream, "for relief of skin so dry it itches."

http://www.eucerinus.com/products/hb_calming.html

My husband says I smell like chlorine, and my kids say my car smells like "the pool." Personally, I don't even notice it anymore. At least I don't leave a ring in the bathtub! :joker:

ddl
October 17th, 2008, 07:03 PM
No, they definitely use chlorine. We have to do all that testing crap that comes with it. I don't know how to do it, but I've heard them talking about it a few times. You might be right though. It might just take time to accumulate enough of that junk to start smelling perpetually. If they could find a way to convert it to energy, swimmers could power the planet.

mjgold, try to smell your swimsuit. Even if your skin doesn't smell chlorine, your swimsuit probably does.

mjgold
October 17th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Yeah, the swimsuits smell. I have to wash them, but that probably won't help much, huh?

Nancy Ridout
October 26th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Kiehls has an outstanding product for removing chlorine. It's a company from NY since 1831. Many of the women on my team use it and it works! You can smell your arm during the day and it smells like your lotion not eau de chlorine.

There's and All-Sport Swimmer's Cleansing Rinse for Hair and Body with the tag line Neutralizes Chlorine that we mix half and half with one of their regular bath soaps (currently I'm using lavender, but they have all kinds of flavors). This makes it last longer.

They also have an All-Sport Every Day Shampoo, and Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid. These products are also excellent. They are not sold in Walgreens or Rite-Aid. I get them at Nordstroms here but the web site is www.kielhs.com.

As for lotion, I use Nivea and it works well. Good luck! These are tried and true products but they aren't cheap.

Nancy