Wild swimming may sound like something you’d do in the depths of the Amazon rainforest or the Serengeti, but it’s actually an activity that’s becoming very popular with water enthusiasts the length and breadth of Britain. It’s said to improve circulation and be good for the mind and body, but perhaps the most positive and mindful aspect of wild swimming is simply connecting with the environment. Balmy Fox loves nature which is why we’ve developed a range of organic skincare products that will keep your skin healthy whilst you swim in the wilds!
What is Wild Swimming?
What happens to your Skin if you’re a Water Sports enthusiast?
If you’re already one of the thousands that enjoy a regular cold swim in our seas, lakes or rivers or are thinking about taking it up, then it’s important to remember to take care of your skin. One of the first skin complaints by water sports athletes is often dryness or flaky, itchy skin. This is because your skin has a protective layer that lubricates the skin and makes it semi-waterproof. However, prolonged water contact can remove this protective layer and ultimately damage this protective skin barrier which is something athletes who are frequently in water are particularly prone to. Your skin is amazing, though, and will automatically begin to renew itself, but along with this renewal process comes the itching, stinging and flaky, dry skin. But before this happens it’s worth considering some of the wonderful swimmer’s skincare products available.
Let Balmy Fox take care of your Skin
Balmy Fox is all about nature, which is why we pour fantastic natural ingredients in all of our products and leave out all the nasty chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Our signature Hand & Foot Repair Cream is designed to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated, containing a high concentration of glycerin together with a nourishing combination of essential oils such as Almond and Hemp Oil. We’ve also included Tea Tree Oil for it’s natural antiseptic and anti-fungal properties and Arnica to relieve inflammation, making it the perfect skincare solution for all you wild swimmers.
If you really want to give your skin a special treat, then our Hand & Foot Repair Balm is all about that little bit extra. Our oil-based formula is solid in consistency and has the same fantastic natural ingredients as our repair cream. Just a little of the repair balm goes a long way, with results being evident in just a couple days.
Summer Loving! - Sun Protection in the Water
Summer ads a new dimension to wild swimming when you certainly need to consider adding a good quality SPF sunscreen to yourskincare armoury. At Balmy Fox we have considered this and come up with an all natural water-resistant SPF, made with zinc oxide and only natural oils, waxes and butters, so it won’t harm marine life or you! What’s more it’s an No-Sting, Non-Whitening formula.
Probably the Best Water SPF you can buy!!