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by The Professionals at Malibu C

December 3, 2018

Four steps to protect from oxidation

Being in a pool every day requires dedication and passion, but increases your exposure to oxidizers and minerals. Here’s what you need to know about the water you swim in.

Pools are frequently disinfected with chlorine or bromine, two oxidizers. Oxidation of the hair, skin, and scalp creates problems for swimmers and may even accelerate the aging process. Oxidizers also increase the damage to your hair or, in some cases, even create a plastic-like shine due to an excessive amount of mineral build-up. Your skin may feel tough and not appear as youthful due to the constant contact with oxidizers in the water. Dry scalp, dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis may seem like they get better after swimming, but they don’t go away or heal properly. You can’t stop the oxidation process with more oxidizers.

Minerals can also be a problem. Common minerals found in pool water include calcium, magnesium, copper, and salts. These minerals are positively charged, and your hair is negatively charged. That means these minerals adhere to your hair like a magnet.

There’s nothing wrong with swimming or competing often. The problem starts once we’ve exited the pool. How do we control oxidation after we get out of the water?

The answer: TOM, or Total Oxidation Management. This will allow you to keep swimming and worry less because you’re taking control of what happens next.

There are many products that claim to be anti-aging or an antioxidant, but by the time some of these products are made, stored on a shelf, and then purchased, the active ingredients are no longer effective. Other products may include ingredients that can be harmful or cause irritation.

Malibu C has the solution for you: Malibu C’s Swimmers Wellness Collection, which uses a vitamin technology complex to neutralize chlorine on hair, scalp, and skin when used right after getting out of the pool. Malibu C uses the purest form of vitamin C, which, when freshly activated, is the most effective version you can use on the external body.

Malibu C is a 100 percent vegan swim care line for swimmers who want to swim well and be well while controlling the oxidizers they are exposed to every day. Malibu C’s Swimmers Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner are gentle enough to use daily after swimming and color friendly as well.

Here are four steps to protecting your body from oxidation.

  1. Shampoo with Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Shampoo. Rinse well.
  2. Open a Malibu C Swimmers sachet. Pour contents into your hand and mix with water to create a lather. Work into your hair and leave five to seven minutes, then rinse.
  3. Shampoo with Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Shampoo once more. Rinse well.
  4. Apply Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Conditioner to soften and rehydrate your hair. Rinse well.

Malibu C has earned a place deep within the swimming community because its founders are avid swimmers who wanted to create something specifically for issues swimmers face daily. Swimmers are smart athletes who understand that taking care of their body is more than just physical work. It’s also dependent on after-swim care. Continue swimming, control oxidizing.

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