While the bacteria killing properties of chlorine in swimming pools are very useful, chlorine can cause certain skin types to become dry, itchy and irritated. Studies have shown that chlorine destroys vitamin E as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids, each vital to healthy skin. Over time this fast tracks the effects of free radicals and therefore ageing of skin and hair.
According to the World Health Organisation contaminants found in swimming pool water include organic matter, dirt, sweat, sperm, make-up, urine, hair, faecal matter, bacteria and fungus.
Using a cream to protect yourself from the harmful effects of chlorine and bacteria in a pool is more advisable than allowing your skin to dry out, only to then treat it with moisturising lotions after the damage has been done.
The last thing you want when you go into a pool that has chemicals in it is to use a cream that also contains chemicals. Munny's Manche is completely natural and chemical free. We have used oils rich in Vitamin C and E which act as de-oxidisers and help to neutralise chlorine and undo the damage of chlorine, salt and sun exposure.
Manche contains Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Mustard Oil, Rosehip Oil and essential oils of Lemon and Cypress.
Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin A, C and essential fatty acids. The Vitamin A helps the oil to penetrate into deeper layers of skin thus making it a remarkable skin healer. The vitamin C, antioxidants and vitamin A, combined with essential fatty acids help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation.
Grapeseed Oil is an astringent and is rich in flavonoids, beta-carotene and vitamins C, D and Vitamin E which are important for healthy skin and cellular membranes. The flavonoids help to remove free radicals and promote the restoration of collagen at a cellular level thereby helping to minimise damage from external pollutants.
Mustard Oil is not only an excellent moisturiser but also rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals and vitamins. It an excellent source of vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes of the skin. Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties mustard oil is effective in treating rashes and other skin infections.
Shea Butter is useful in moisturising, softening, healing and protecting your skin.
Beeswax provides protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties making it helpful in treating skin irritations.
Mango Butter is rich in vitamin A and C, fatty acids and anti-oxidants which encourage healthy cell production and collagen.
Coconut Oil is naturally moisturising and acts as a powerful anti-bacterial.
The Lemon and Cypress Oils give this cream a refreshing fragrance that helps neutralise chlorine odours.
Apply liberally before a swim or in moderation after a swim. The cream is completely safe for daily use as a skin toner and conditioner.
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