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Will swimming dry out my skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Regular bathing and the occasional swim may not affect your skin, but dry skin is one of the most common side effects of chlorine exposure. You've probably noticed this after repeatedly using the pool on a vacation. Those with sensitive skin will be more likely to develop a rash or itch in addition to dry skin.

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