A good plunge bath is something that nobody can say no to. However, you will be well advised to take some precautionary measures in order to avoid the risk that you take by being exposed to chemicals in the water too much. This is especially true if you have your own natatorium in the house. Some of these can include hormone imbalances, asthma, allergies and imbalances in your gut flora. So how can you have fun and be safe? Here’s how.
Take it outdoors
If you are going to get a swimming pool installation done, think of making it outside. When you build a natatorium indoors the chlorine will always remain hovering above the surface of the water because it does not have a way of venting out. These can lead to a certain degree of respiratory and digestive tract issues than the ones that are out in the open. Also if you can have or choose a natatorium that has salt water, ionization or UV the chances of you feeling sick afterwards will be reduced even more.
Wash yourself before taking a splash
When there are directions given to have a quick shower before you jump in the natatorium, it is to ensure that the germs on you and the dirt and grime do not get inside and contaminate it because this is a place where many people will be using the water and the pool accessories at BarrierReef Pools Queensland. On the other hand, having a quick rinse off before you jump in can also help you fight better against harsh chemicals. Also there is a dangerous compound called chloramine that can form when sweat and chlorine combine so it is better to have a wash before in order to avoid this.
Put on some coconut oil
A good healthy skin will have something called an acid mantle that covers it in the form of a very fine layer. These are secreted by the oil glands in the skin. The pH of the layer is acidic as the name suggests which effectively fight off bacteria and other pathogens. By putting on some coconut oil or another form of natural emollient, you preserve this layer well and does not allow it to get stripped away when it comes into contact with water and soaps.
Use some vitamin C
Did you know, that the structure of the Vitamin C can actually neutralize the acidity of chlorine and chloramine? After taking a dip make sure that you spray your skin and your hair with some dissolved vitamin C in a spray bottle and help to keep your skin safe.