Why should you rinse your body with water after bathing?

Swimming in the sea has the benefits of health such as reducing stress, relaxing muscles, promoting deep sleep. However, this activity also has side effects, especially regarding the skin.

According to research published in the journal ScienceDirect, the likelihood of developing a skin infection is increased after swimming in the sea. Cleansing the skin immediately after engaging in recreational activities in the sea can help reduce this risk.

Antibiotic resistance

The skin is the largest organ in the human body against foreign elements such as pathogens, radiation and some other pollutants. Swimming in the sea removes normal bacteria from the skin, but also deposits diverse oceanic bacteria on the skin, leading to antibiotic resistance genes.

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Deposited waste

Along with harmful bacteria, there is a lot of dirt in the ocean due to wastewater and aquatic organisms excreting out. These waste products are deposited on the skin after you soak in the sea and can spread and cause infection if left for a long time.

Risk of serious illness

In many parts of the world, people who went swimming in the sea were hospitalized a few days later. The main cause is rare bacterial plantar fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. The bacteria enter the body through a cut or open wound in the skin, affecting the bloodstream, leading to severe tissue damage and conditions such as organ failure.

How to swim safely

Check the water quality, do not enter the sea when there are signs of pollution. Always use sunscreen when swimming to protect your skin to a certain extent. Avoid swimming if you have a cut or wound on your skin.

In addition, when going to the beach, you need to pay attention to some points to ensure health. You should only go into the water when the temperature is above 20 degrees Celsius, limit swimming too early, too dark or when the sun is too hot.

It is necessary to warm up before entering the water to warm up the body (especially the neck, arms and legs), to avoid cramps. Do not enter the water when you are tired, sweaty, full or hungry. When you feel tired, have a headache, get goosebumps due to cold water, you should go ashore.

How to shower after swimming in the sea

The most important thing after a dip in the sea is to wash your skin. Shower with ordinary tap water, combined with soap and shower gel. You don’t need to rub your skin vigorously as this can irritate the skin, making it more susceptible to infection.

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