Will swimming in a chlorine pool irritate my skin?

Will swimming in a chlorine pool irritate my skin?

I'm hoping to start swimming to get gentle exercise. My skin is looking clearer and to be honest I don't really care what people think about my skin now, just want to get on with getting better which exercise and endorphins can only help with. I'm too tired and weak to go running or to the gym so was thinking swimming would be my best bet but I'm worried that chlorine will irritate or cause my skin to flare and I don't want that when my skin is improving. If… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi, We had a swimming pool before we built a new house. Whenever I was in the pool, I found my psoriaisi clearing up. As it turned out the chlorine was actually healing it.. I so miss my pool!!! Hope this helps.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I prefer salt water for my skin. Remember, please, that chlorine is a caustic. Try to find a pool that uses hydrogen peroxide as a decontaminate instead. Or one that uses ultra violet light for purification. Both as much me beneficial. There is a pool/spa company called Endless Pool that uses them both. Please note that people who use pools and spas with chlorine often develop more skin cancer than those those who over do on sun exposure!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi, yes it was prescribed by my doctor. I have had many different treatments over the years and this is fantastic. I only need use it for a few days and the psoriasis disappears. I tend to use it when I need it on the odd few that I get now. I spent many years in hospital with my psoriasis over the last 30 years but I haven't had a bad episode since I stopped swimming. I found if I started again, so did the psoriasis.

DiproSalic 0.05% contains 0.05% betamethasone and 3% salicylic acid. Make sure you get the ointment.

For your scalp Betacap scalp application is brilliant! Don't let them fob you off with their cheaper make, it has to be betacap. Their cheaper options don't contain coconut oil and I found them to be completely useless.

I only suffer very mildly now, and rarely. The vitamin D are a huge help as it's functionality is to help our bodies absorb the other required vitamins, hence why the sun helps to improve psoriasis.

I hope this helps 😊

posted about 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have found that salt water pools and the ocean is good for me. I have always found the chlorine drys my skin out

posted over 4 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Swimming in the ocean is good for psoriasis coz the salt is meant to be healing. :)

posted over 4 years ago
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