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pudytat72 09-26-2010 09:57 PM

Getting rid of Chlorine smell on skin
 
I've started going to a water exercise class. My skin smells like Chlorine afterward. How can I get rid of that smell?

etv78 09-26-2010 10:36 PM

Shower after class? :dubious:

pudytat72 09-26-2010 11:31 PM

The shower after swimming has not seemed to be very helpful in getting rid of the Chlorine odor.

Leaper 09-27-2010 01:21 AM

This might be better suited for IMHO.

Gukumatz 09-27-2010 08:14 PM

Moving this to IMHO. GQ might also work, but I think we'll try IMHO first.

Game Room -> IMHO.

Gukumatz
Game Room Moderator

pudytat72 09-27-2010 09:44 PM

Thanks, I put it in Game Room since it was a "sports" activity, but I don't care where it ends up if I can get some good ideas on how to deal with this!

si_blakely 09-28-2010 04:44 AM

I haven't found a solution yet. The chlorine is trapped in your skin pores, and releases slowly. Getting an additional sweat on after the swim (and before your shower) can help, but is not always practical. I tend to just live with it - as fair as I can tell, no-one actually cares, it is not B.O or anything unpleasant. Whatever you do, don't try to cover the chlorine with clouds of deodorant - that is a odour problem far worse than the chlorine itself.

Si

Shecky 09-28-2010 09:00 AM

Ivory Soap. So far, it's the only thing that's worked on me. Bar, not gel or liquid.

Shirley Ujest 09-28-2010 09:54 AM

Wet yourself down before you get into the pool, that can help.

Lightray 09-28-2010 10:04 AM

I've seen a few bodywashes over the years that claim to help with "chlorine residue". Don't recall the names, and never tried them, because a good shower with a decent soap tends to do it for me.

It's hair that I notice holds on to the chlorine scent the most, particularly when it's re-wetted. But after growing up with brassy, metallic hair because I swam so much, I'm in the habit of using UltraSwim shampoo & conditioner after swimming. My hairstylist still knows when I have or haven't been swimming, but no chlorine scent at least.

Count Blucher 09-28-2010 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pudytat72 (Post 12962881)
Thanks, I put it in Game Room since it was a "sports" activity, but I don't care where it ends up if I can get some good ideas on how to deal with this!

Silly Question: Why would you want to? Is it that annoying? I'm only asking because sometimes a very light smell of chlorine can smell amazing on a woman.

pudytat72 09-29-2010 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shirley Ujest (Post 12964134)
Wet yourself down before you get into the pool, that can help.

I tried this today and it helped a lot. Thanks :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Count Blucher (Post 12964174)
Silly Question: Why would you want to? Is it that annoying? I'm only asking because sometimes a very light smell of chlorine can smell amazing on a woman.

It is a very light smell. And ,yes, I do find it annoying. I have a very sensitive sense of smell. I'm trying to find a way to exercise more, and any excuse I can eliminate will help. Dammit, where is my endorphin "high"-never have had one.

Count Blucher 09-30-2010 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pudytat72 (Post 12971374)
It is a very light smell. And ,yes, I do find it annoying. I have a very sensitive sense of smell. I'm trying to find a way to exercise more, and any excuse I can eliminate will help. Dammit, where is my endorphin "high"-never have had one.

Ok. Best of luck on the exercise routine; 21 days forms the habit and all that.

Philster 09-30-2010 10:24 AM

Stop being some germ ridden. You get out of a chlorinated pool, and the chlorine is still wiping out little buggers on you. That's the smell of germ/cell death, baby. That's what 'chlorine smell' is. It's death, not chlorine. Stop being some darn dirty! :D

norinew 09-30-2010 10:57 AM

There are 'sports shampoos' (I buy the kid version for my daughter in the summertime, since she loves to swim) that claim to wash the chlorine out of your hair. It seems to work on her hair. I wonder if using that kind of shampoo (L'Oreal makes one, but so does Suave, and Suave is a lot less expensive) as a 'first pass' body wash might help?

Philster 09-30-2010 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philster (Post 12972627)
Stop being some germ ridden. You get out of a chlorinated pool, and the chlorine is still wiping out little buggers on you. That's the smell of germ/cell death, baby. That's what 'chlorine smell' is. It's death, not chlorine. Stop being some darn dirty! :D

How the heck did I turn "so" into "some" twice?! :smack:

pudytat72 09-30-2010 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philster (Post 12972627)
Stop being some germ ridden. You get out of a chlorinated pool, and the chlorine is still wiping out little buggers on you. That's the smell of germ/cell death, baby. That's what 'chlorine smell' is. It's death, not chlorine. Stop being some darn dirty! :D

Oh, so its not the chlorine smell that is bothering me, its really the multitude of tiny screams from the dying germs. maybe some earplugs would help

Count Blucher 09-30-2010 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pudytat72 (Post 12974735)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Philster (Post 12972627)
Stop being some germ ridden. You get out of a chlorinated pool, and the chlorine is still wiping out little buggers on you. That's the smell of germ/cell death, baby. That's what 'chlorine smell' is. It's death, not chlorine. Stop being some darn dirty! :D

Oh, so its not the chlorine smell that is bothering me, its really the multitude of tiny screams from the dying germs. maybe some earplugs would help

...and whatever you do, don't click this link...

Backwater Under_Duck 01-07-2016 06:08 PM

Okay, big bump guys. I was just researching how to get the chlorine smell out of my zombies and this thread crawled out of the ground.

Seriously. I go to the gym now. Yay!!! Got a plan from my Medicare supplement plan. They have a pool, spa, everything. And it all comes home with me. The smell, I mean. I wash before I swim. Wash there after I swim. Then I have to wash again really good when I get home. And I'm sitting here and I can smell it on my hands (everything else is covered up), and I'm really not liking it. I'm seeing a few products recommended. (No linkey, no spam no confirmation bias.) Just wondering if, in the last six years, anyone HERE has learned any insight into this.


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