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Skin Care for Swimmers: Everything you wanted to know about getting chlorine off of your body.

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Goodbye Chlorine manufactures anti-chlorine products for swimmers’ hair and skin. Click here to see our entire product line, or our buyer’s guide.

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What is a good soap to remove chlorine from your skin?

Look for soaps that have two qualities:

  1. They are made for swimmers and have chlorine removing ingredients in them.
  2. Moisturizing. A good soap will have a high content of glycerin which will moisturize your skin.

Chlorine is drying and you need to get it off after swimming. Find a soap that both neutralizes chlorine and moisturizes your skin. This is the best possible combination. See our bar soaps here.

What’s a good face wash for swimmers?

The most gentle and moisturizing products make for a good face wash. If you like to use soap, our handmade soaps are terrific. If you prefer a liquid soap, try our protect shower gel.

Why is it important to get rid of all the chlorine off the skin after swimming?

Chlorine is drying and damaging to your skin. The health benefits of chlorinated swimming pools are undisputed, however leaving chlorine on your skin after swimming is irritating. For people with sensitive skin, this residual chlorine can cause itchy skin, or a rash (commonly called “chlorine rash”).

How to remove the smell of chlorine from skin?

The smell of chlorine on your skin, is actually residual chlorine left on your skin after swimming. You need to remove the chlorine in order to remove the smell. This is harder than it seems because chlorine has a tenacious way of sticking around. Use a product that is made to remove chlorine like our body wash for swimmers.

What’s the best chlorine neutralizing soap?

Look for soap that is made with special ingredients to neutralize chlorine. Both our bar soaps and shower gels are made to remove chlorine after swimming. It really comes down to a preference between soap and shower gel. We find taking shower gel to the pool is easiest and using soap between swims at home is the most convenient solution.

How do you not smell like chlorine after swimming?

Smelling like chlorine long after swimming is proof that there is still chlorine on your body. In order to stop smelling like chlorine, you have to get the chlorine off after swimming. Use products like anti-chlorine shower gel to get the chlorine off after swimming.

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Smells Like Chlorine on Twitter

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The familiar smell of chlorine at the pool brings back strong memories for many. Smelling like the pool? A completely different story.

Here are some tweets that will shed some light on what people think about the smell of chlorine.

Our work is not done here.
You can now take one of your criteria of the list. Our new slogan: Making more relationships.
Where should we begin? Maybe here?
Very cool, now just leave the smell  at the pool.

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Soap for Swimmers: Everything about chlorine removing soap.

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One essential in every swimmer’s bag is soap. In this article we discuss:

  • What you should look for in a swimmer’s soap.
  • Alternative products to soap that you should consider.
  • Products that work well in combination with chlorine removing soaps.

You may be asking if soap removes chlorine? The answer is: yes it does, and here are soaps made just for swimmers.

What makes a good soap for swimmers?

When looking for soap that removes chlorine, find those that are made for swimmers. Swimming-specific soaps have special ingredients that neutralize chlorine. Quality soaps are also gentle and moisturizing.

Has these features:

  • Neutralize and gently wash away chlorine.
  • Moisturize your skin.

Chlorine is a tale of two stories. We are happy that it is sanitizing the swimming pool, but unhappy about wearing it around all day after swimming.

It’s a fact of a swimmer’s life, they have to deal with chlorine. Swimmers who want to look and smell like a normal person after swimming seek products that remove chlorine.

What alternatives are there to soap for swimmers?

When it comes to skin care for swimmers, there are a few alternatives to using soap.

Here are two products you should consider:

  • Shower Gel — Our anti-chlorine shower gel is highly effective at removing chlorine. It’s a product you should at least consider. Our customers often will use the shower gel at the swimming pool and the soap at home between swims.
  • Anti-Chlorine Spray — If you just want the strongest product that removes chlorine, try our

Goodbye Chlorine manufactures a complete line of skin and hair care products. We make personal care products for swimmers that instantly removes chlorine: Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Soap, Lotion, Styling Products and Anti-Chlorine Spray.

We make our products in different strengths:

  • ELITE: For competitive athletes who are in the swimming pool more than 5 times per week.
  • Goodbye Chlorine: For avid swimmers who are in the swimming pool up to 5 times per week.
  • Swimmer Kids: For kids who love to, or who are learning to swim.
  • Protect: For people who want extra protection from chlorine.

Our soap is one of the most effective ways of removing chlorine after swimming. Use it in combination with our other products for maximum results.

What product do we recommend to use with soap?

Try our anti-chlorine lotion made for swimmers. It returns moisture to you skin that was lost to the chlorine in the swimming pool, and it also neutralizes chlorine just in case you missed any spots in the shower with the soap.

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Anti-chlorine soap or Anti-chlorine spray?

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Goodbye Chlorine offers anti-chlorine soap, anti-chlorine shower gel, anti-chlorine shampoo, anti-chlorine conditioner, anti-chlorine spray and anti-chlorine styling products. Whew, that’s a mouthful. Which one should you use and why?

I just want to get the chlorine off!

If you’ve spent any time in a chlorinated swimming pool, you already know that chlorine has a way of just sticking around. You may have tried showering and washing multiple time, but somehow you just end up smelling like chlorine.

Your skin may feel dry or itch, and when you sweat a chlorine odor oozes from your pores. Your hair may turn dry and brittle (otherwise known as swimmer’s hair)–or even worse turn a shade of green.

Until now, swimmers have tolerated these negative effects of chlorine.

Your hair may turn dry and brittle (otherwise known as swimmer’s hair)–or even worse turn a shade of green.

What products should I use to get the chlorine off?

In order to get the chlorine off, you should use products formulated to reduce and gently remove chlorine. Goodbye Chlorine’s experts have spent years perfecting formulations that all work to remove chlorine from swimmers after leaving the pool.

Anti-chlorine Soap

As you may already know, regular soap doesn’t do a very good job of getting the chlorine off. Our soap works best at home between swims to help continue removing any residual chlorine you may have missed at the pool. Of course you can use our soaps at the pool, we just find shower gel more convenient to carry. Our soap works because it’s contains special chlorine reducing agents that break the chlorine bond.

Pro tip: Use special soap for swimmers.

Anti-chlorine Shower Gel

Anti-chlorine shower gel is our go-to after swim product. It can be used on your skin and hair. It’s highly effective at removing chlorine and gentle enough to use every day. Make sure you have some in your swim bag at all times.

Anti-chlorine Shampoo

Goodbye Chlorine shampoo will help keep your hair looking healthy. It’s a gentle shampoo and helps tame hard to manage hair. Like all of our products, our shampoo effectively removes chlorine from your hair.

Here is another great read: Keep your summer hairstyle looking good.

Anti-chlorine Conditioner

Our conditioner is swimmer’s secret weapon to keeping their hair looking “normal”. No longer do swimmers have to look like platinum blonde porcupines. Our conditioner moisturizes your hair, and provides plenty of slip to assist with comb-out. You won’t believe how easy it is to maintain good-looking hair when regularly using our conditioner.

Anti-chlorine Spray

Our spray is best used if you have fine blonde hair, or a hyper-sensitivity to chlorine. Use our spray on your hair and skin and follow with our shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Our spray works well if you are trying to repair damaged “swimmer’s hair”.

Our spray works well if you are trying to repair damaged “swimmer’s hair”.

Anti-Chlorine Soap
Anti-Chlorine Spray for Swimmers
Anti-Chlorine Spray

Here is another informative article: How swimmers get the chlorine off after swimming.

Anti-chlorine Styling Products

Goodbye Chlorine has developed styling products that neutralize chlorine, protect and add style to your hair.

Read these related articles:

Swimmer’s Hair: How to avoid it and fit it.
Anti-Chlorine Shampoo and Conditioner: Instantly removes chlorine.
Body Wash After Swimming: What ELITE swimmers use.
Anti-Chlorine Soap and other essentials for swimmers.
Can swimming pool water and showers bleach your hair color?
Anti-Chlorine Shampoo
Shampoo for Swimmers’ Hair
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Anti-Chlorine Soap, and other essentials for swimmers.

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Chlorine has two personalities: one that is fantastic at sanitizing pool water, and one that can severely damage your hair and skin. Goodbye Chlorine makes Anti-Chlorine Soap, Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner, Chlorine Removal Spray, and other styling products that get the chlorine off.

Organic matter attracts chlorine. And for that reason, your hair and skin attracts chlorine. Not only does chlorine disinfect the pool, it does a great job of sanitizing you too! While you are swimming, chlorine forms a strong bond to your hair and skin. This bond is so strong, that special anti-chlorine products are needed to release it.

Anti-Chlorine Soap

Goodbye Chlorine’s anti-chlorine soap may look like regular soap, but it’s special formulation is anything but regular. Our anti-chlorine soap releases the strong bond chlorine has with your skin and then gently remove it. Our soap is very emollient (think soft and moisturizing). We’ve made it this way because chlorine strips oils from your skin and leaves you feeling dry and itchy. Our soap is extremely mild. It’s effective at removing chlorine and starts the process of returning your skin to its natural state.

Pictured to the left, is our Tea Tree anti-chlorine soap. We also have our Original anti-chlorine soap. If you would like a soap without fragrance, try the Natural Chlorine Removal soap.

If you prefer your soap to have a mild exfoliating effect, try our Morning Swim Soap. It has coffee grounds that are amazing!

Anti-Chlorine Shower Gel

Goodbye Chlorine’s Original Shower Gel for swimmers is a terrific option after swimming. This is not an ordinary shower gel. First and foremost, our shower gel releases the chlorine bond. Because chlorine forms a strong bond with your body, specialty products are needed to get it off.

Our shower gel contains special ingredients that release and gently remove the chlorine.

Try our Original or Mango shower gel.

Our shower gel will eliminate the lingering chlorine odor and help stop the damaging effects like dry, itchy skin.

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Here’s one great chlorine removal soap to use after a morning workout.

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Dragging yourself to morning workouts is hard. Here’s a chlorine removal soap that won’t make the challenges of morning workouts any easier, but will make the reward a little sweeter.

No two ways about it, morning workouts test the willpower of every swimmer. The early morning alarm, the cold splash of the pool, and sore muscles are something swimmers have grown to tolerate.  Morning workouts are relentless. There’s nothing easy about them.

After a hard morning workout, a warm shower is a short reward to reflect on the accomplishments of the morning. After all, swimmers accomplish more in a morning workout than most people do all day.

Goodbye Chlorine’s AM Swimmers Soap gives swimmers that little something extra to look forward to after a hard morning workout.

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout

AM Chlorine Removal Soap gets the chlorine off.

Like all of our soaps, the Morning Workout Swimmers Soap releases and gently washes away the chlorine that accumulates on swimmers’ bodies. There is no worse reminder or a hard workout than to walk around smelling like chlorine until you hit the pool again later the same day.

A Chlorine Removal Soap with a twist.

The Morning Workout Swimmers Soap has a nice refreshing twist. It contains coffee grounds that provide a mild exfoliation scrub. Do you like a little grit to your soap? Then this bar will be perfect. Nothing says wake up like coffee and this bar helps get you ready for your first cup o’ Joe.

Wake up fragrance.

Not that the cold splash into the pool, or a hard heart-pumping working didn’t already get you going like the Roadrunner on speed, but just in case–the AM Swimmers Soap bar has a nice refreshing essential oil that is sure to make your post-workout shower just a little better.

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How do swimmers get the chlorine off?

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You may have noticed that after swimming you smell like chlorine. No matter how hard you try the chlorine just sticks to you. You may have tried different types of soap, body wash and shampoo, but the chlorine just sticks. Many swimmers have tried D.I.Y. home remedies such as tomato juice, vinegar and even ketchup. But these methods don’t seem to work either. Help! Do you just want to get the chlorine off? Keep reading.

How do swimmers deal with chlorine?

Well,  some swimmers do put up with dry itchy skin and even the chlorine smell.  But if you would rather leave the chlorine in the pool and have hair that looks normal, then keep on reading.

Chlorine smells.

No doubt about it, chlorine smells. You can smell a swimming pool from a block away. Going to a swim meet? As you walk around looking for the pool, sometimes your nose is better than a GPS. Yup, that’s the pool, smells like chlorine.

Chlorine sticks.

Chlorine creates a strong bond with your skin and hair. As you swim, it tries to sterilize everything organic, and you are the largest chlorine magnet in the pool. Quite simply, chlorine loves swimmers and it creates a strong bond with them. After swimming, swimmer’s hair and skin are very clean, however, they also have lots of chlorine on them.

Chlorine is toxic.

Did you know the first chemical agent used in warfare was chlorine gas? Yes, it is a very toxic substance and can kill you. Itis deemed safe if used at levels prescribed for use in pools, but like any chemical, accumulation can raise these levels far above what health experts would like. Have you noticed how your eyes burn after exposure to the swimming pool, or how your skin gets dry and itchy. This is the effect of accumulation.

When chlorine accumulates on your hair, it will cause it to be dry, brittle and unmanageable. This is commonly called “swimmer’s hair” or “chlorine hair”.

What do you need to get chlorine off?

The key to getting chlorine off is to use products that break the chlorine bond and gently wash it away. You don’t need a strong soap, but you need a gentle soap designed to get the chlorine off.

Use these swimming-specific products to get the chlorine off after swimming:

  1. Soap or shower gel for your skin.
  2. Shampoo and conditioner for your hair.
  3. Chlorine neutralizing spray for your hair and skin if the chlorine is exceptionally bad.
  4. Styling products.
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Soap for Swimmers: Six bars that gently remove chlorine

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Goodbye Chlorine manufactures soap for swimmers and other products for swimmers’ hair and skin. Click here to see our entire product line, or our buyer’s guide.

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Goodbye Chlorine’s soap for swimmers is specially formulated. It makes the job of getting the chlorine off after swimming a snap.

Swimmers have battled for ages with the negative effects of chlorine–dry, itchy skin and a chlorine smell that lasts for days. Goodbye Chlorine soap is a game-changer. Now swimmers can easily remove chlorine from their bodies.

Soap for Swimmers: Six Bars that Work

Before Goodbye Chlorine products, swimmers have been frustrated by chlorine. No matter what soap they used, and no matter how hard they scrub, the chlorine would not come off. That’s because chlorine has a strong bond. Once it attaches to you, it’s difficult to get off–with traditional soap.

Swimmers can tell if it is still on them because they can smell the chlorine when they begin to sweat. Walking up stairs? Smells like chlorine. Dancing? Smells like chlorine. Walking on a warm day? Smells like chlorinde. Okay, you get the idea. Swimmers just want it to stop.

Swimmers can tell if it (chlorine) is still on them because they can smell the chlorine when they begin to sweat.

Our soap gets the chlorine off. Interestingly, you don’t need a strong soap like lava bars or other aggressive soap made for dirty jobs. Swimmers are incredibly clean after swimming because chlorine does a fantastic job of cleaning. And because swimmers are so clean after swimming, they just need to get the chlorine off.

A mild soap will do if it neutralizes and releases the chlorine. A moisturizing soap would be even better because chlorine has stripped the oil from swimmers’ skin.

Our soap for swimmers does all of this and more.

  • Releases Chlorine
    All of our products are designed to neutralize and release chlorine. Remember the strong bond of chlorine? Our products contain chlorine reduction agents that immediately reduce chlorine and release the strong bond.
  • Removes Chlorine
    Our mild soaps carry chlorine away once the chlorine bond has been broken. We’ve made them mild because once the chlorine bond is broken, hard scrubbing is not necessary. Gently washing with our soap is enough to get the chlorine off.
  • Moisturizing
    Our soaps are made from pure and natural ingredients, and are super emmoilient. That means they help moisturize your skin.
  • pH Balanced
    Chlorine is very alkaline. Our soap neutralizes the chlorine and helps to balance the pH of swimmers’ skin.
  • Smells Great
    Our soaps have mild fragrances that smell great.   For people who are sensitive to perfumes, we have two soap bars without fragrances and they smell great too.

Two All-Natural Bars

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Naked
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Naked

Nak’d Body Soap
The Nak’d Body Soap is a minimal soap. We’ve formulated it for people who want just the basics without any fancy colorants or fragrances. It’s a plain soap bar that works hard getting the chlorine off.

Natural Chlorine Removal Soap
The Natural Chlorine soap bar is similar to the Nak’d Body Soap. However, it contains Titanium Dioxide so we can make some fancy patterns in the soap. Titanium Dioxide is a natural white colorant (you know the stuff lifeguards use to protect their noses from sunburn).

Two Specialty Bars

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Orange
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Orange

Orange Pool Soap
Orange Pool Soap has a light orange fragrance which is a reminder of how much Vitamin C is in the soap. Vitamin C is what we use in our soap to release chlorine–and there is tons in our soap bar.

Morning Workout Soap
There is nothing better after a hard morning workout than a cup of coffee (and maybe a doughnut). We use coffee and vibrant essential oils in our Morning Workout soap bar. The essential oils add a refreshing fragrance, and the coffee grounds act as a mild exfoliant. Enjoy morning workouts a little more with our morning workout soap bar.

Two of the Best Soaps

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout

Original Chlorine Neutralizing Soap
As the name suggests, this is the original soap for swimmers. Nice fragrance that matches with our other original products. This soap will get the chlorine off. It’s a fantastic soap bar.

Tea Tree Soap
We’ve updated the traditional tea tree soap with a mild mint fragrance. This should be called the Tea Tree and Mint soap bar. If you like tea tree fragrances, you’ll love our tea tree (and mint) bar.

These six soap bars will work hard to get the chlorine off, and help you leave the chlorine smell in the pool.

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Does Anti-Chlorine Swimmer’s Soap Work?

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Goodbye Chlorine manufactures swimmers’ soap and other anti-chlorine products for swimmers’ hair and skin. Click here to see our entire product line, or our buyer’s guide.

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Many swimmers are looking for swimmer’s soap, the best swim soap, soap for washing chlorine off after swimming, or a soap for swimmers.

Does soap remove chlorine?

Yes it does, but you need to use a soap made with special ingredients made to remove chlorine. These specialized anti-chlorine soaps remove residual chlorine that has stuck to your skin.

The Big Problem Swimmers Have with Chlorine

First, let’s examine the problem with chlorine.

Have you tried showering multiple times after swimming, and still the chlorine sticks to you? Have you started sweating in the warm afternoon sun after swimming, and suddenly you smell the pool again? That smell is the residual chlorine that stuck to your hair and skin.

After some time, the chlorine really does a number on you. It dries out your hair and skin. Your hair turns brittle, and in some cases, may turn your hair a greenish tint. That’s what people commonly call “swimmer’s hair“, or “chlorine hair”. After being exposed to chlorine, your skin may become dry and itchy–especially for people who have sensitive skin.

Have you noticed that no matter how hard you try to wash it off, the chlorine just seems to stick to you?

Swimmer’s Soap is Different

Normal soaps remove grease and dirt (not chlorine). If you think about it, after swimming for only a few minutes, you are very clean. Chlorine is an extremely effective sterilizer. Swim around in it for a while, and I guarantee you’re about as clean as you can get. The one thing you need to get off after swimming is the pool water and the chlorine that has formed a tight bond with your hair and body.

Because normal soap is made to remove dirt and grease, it’s not the best thing to use after swimming. What’s more, if it’s a strong soap, it will likely compound the skin- and hair-drying problems created by chlorine. It’s the formulation of the soap that matters.

Soap for Swimmers is Made to Remove Chlorine

Swimmer’s soap should be made to remove chlorine. Our bar soaps all contain an effective chlorine-reducing agent that gently and effectively releases the chlorine bond.

Our soaps are also very mild and emollient which means they are soft and gentle. Soaps don’t moisturize like lotion, but our soaps are about as moisturizing as you can get, as far as soaps go.

Key features to look for when buying soap for swimmers:

  1. It should be specially formulated for swimmers and contain chlorine-reducing agents.
  2. The soap should be emollient and moisturizing.
  3. A good soap for swimmers should be mild.
  4. And lastly it should be made from natural products if possible.

If it’s removing chlorine that you want after swimming then make sure you buy a soap made for swimmers.