This is what happens to your skin when you swim with make-up on
Bonus, how to protect it from bacteria
Here’s some important info for the glamorous water babies amongst us. Hello Giggles spoke with Great Neck, New York-based dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, who said swimming in your make-up is not actually that bad for you. And in some cases, it might be almost good for your skin. Will wonders never cease!
Dr. Graf says that if you get in the water with make-up, that can be fine, but once you get out, it’s a good idea to cleanse your face. (This information applies to both salt water and chlorinated water.) “If [make-up] dries with your wet skin, it can cause further irritation and bacteria can sit on the skin,” she says.
And although it might not be the best thing for your skin, there are some exceptions. “If make-up is water resistant and has sun protection, it can be helpful to your skin,” she said. If you plan on wearing make-up in the water, she suggests applying sunscreen first, and then putting on water resistant make-up with SPF protection.
Now bring on the holiday.
From: ELLE UK