After a long swim in a pool, you realize how quickly your skin dries out after even a couple of hours. The reason is that chlorine is an irritant to disrupt bacteria that floats around it.¹ Waterborne organisms that contain diseases die off within minutes of coming in contact with chlorine. Your skin becomes so dry because chlorine is a chemical component used to sanitize water.² Chlorine can disrupt the skin's natural system and the balance of oils it produces. The natural oil your skin produces is specific to your DNA.³ When those natural oils are stripped away, the skin has difficulty staying hydrated—usually, your first response to this scenario would be to apply a cream-based moisturizer/lotion. ⁴ We want to give you an after-pool skincare regimen to help settle the skin.
Children are 10x more permeable to chlorine than an adult.⁵ You may notice your child's skin becoming irritated, itchy, and dry after swimming in a pool. Chlorine has the aptness to dehydrate your kiddo's skin. Topical probiotics act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent to improve symptoms of itchiness, redness, dryness, and irritability in the skin.⁶
Serums infiltrate the deepest layers of your skin and restore with balanced hydration. A water-like serum works best when trying to give the skin the best hydration level. Specifically, probiotics are the most favorable anti-inflammatory agent in serums.⁷ Cream-based consistencies struggle to absorb into the skin. It's important not to discredit moisturizers because they seal hydration into the skin, but it is best to use a serum first to get the most effective use out of any moisturizer.⁸ The slightest amount of cream goes a long way.
Our Power Pair is a stabilizing solution for your child if they show signs of irritation towards their skin. This duo formula primarily works as an anti-inflammatory to settle the look and feel of your kid's skin as well as build protection to the skin barrier. Young-aged skin, in particular, is the most sensitive, and that is why we commit to generating products that are vegan, clean, eco-friendly, paraben-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free.
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