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Variations of skin biophysical properties after recreational swimming.
Skin Res Technol 2009; 15(4):427-32SR

Abstract

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE

Sensations of itching and skin tightness are frequently reported after recreational swimming in pool water. Our objective was to measure the potential changes occurring at the skin surface under such conditions.

METHODS

Nine women participated in this study, which consisted of two periods. During a 4-day control period, basal biophysical skin parameters were assessed every morning. On the first day, measurements were also performed in the afternoon. The second study period followed the same study design as for the control period, except that, on the first day, women swam for 1 h in a public pool, between the measurements performed in the morning and the afternoon. Skin capacitance, transepidermal water loss, skin temperature, skin pH and sebum casual level (SCL) were measured on facial and body sites.

RESULTS

During the control period, biophysical skin parameters did not show significant variations. By contrast, h after swimming, biophysical values showed significant changes for all test sites: skin pH increased, whereas skin capacitance and SCL decreased. Biophysical parameters returned to baseline values the day after swimming.

CONCLUSION

Our results demonstrate that recreational swimming leads to significant transient changes in skin surface properties of women with healthy skin.

Authors+Show Affiliations

CERIES, Neuilly sur Seine, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19832953

Citation

Gardinier, Sophie, et al. "Variations of Skin Biophysical Properties After Recreational Swimming." Skin Research and Technology : Official Journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI), vol. 15, no. 4, 2009, pp. 427-32.
Gardinier S, Guéhenneux S, Latreille J, et al. Variations of skin biophysical properties after recreational swimming. Skin Res Technol. 2009;15(4):427-32.
Gardinier, S., Guéhenneux, S., Latreille, J., Guinot, C., & Tschachler, E. (2009). Variations of skin biophysical properties after recreational swimming. Skin Research and Technology : Official Journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI), 15(4), pp. 427-32. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0846.2009.00382.x.
Gardinier S, et al. Variations of Skin Biophysical Properties After Recreational Swimming. Skin Res Technol. 2009;15(4):427-32. PubMed PMID: 19832953.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Variations of skin biophysical properties after recreational swimming. AU - Gardinier,Sophie, AU - Guéhenneux,Sabine, AU - Latreille,Julie, AU - Guinot,Christiane, AU - Tschachler,Erwin, PY - 2009/10/17/entrez PY - 2009/10/17/pubmed PY - 2010/1/8/medline SP - 427 EP - 32 JF - Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI) JO - Skin Res Technol VL - 15 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Sensations of itching and skin tightness are frequently reported after recreational swimming in pool water. Our objective was to measure the potential changes occurring at the skin surface under such conditions. METHODS: Nine women participated in this study, which consisted of two periods. During a 4-day control period, basal biophysical skin parameters were assessed every morning. On the first day, measurements were also performed in the afternoon. The second study period followed the same study design as for the control period, except that, on the first day, women swam for 1 h in a public pool, between the measurements performed in the morning and the afternoon. Skin capacitance, transepidermal water loss, skin temperature, skin pH and sebum casual level (SCL) were measured on facial and body sites. RESULTS: During the control period, biophysical skin parameters did not show significant variations. By contrast, h after swimming, biophysical values showed significant changes for all test sites: skin pH increased, whereas skin capacitance and SCL decreased. Biophysical parameters returned to baseline values the day after swimming. CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrate that recreational swimming leads to significant transient changes in skin surface properties of women with healthy skin. SN - 1600-0846 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19832953/Variations_of_skin_biophysical_properties_after_recreational_swimming_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2009.00382.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -