My skin is dry and it gets tanned very quickly, what can I use to keep it healthy and glowing?
Swimmers spend hours upon hours each week in chlorinated water, which can take a toll on their skin, causing dryness and irritation. We caught up with Dual Olympic Swimmer and Ego’s Healthy Skin Ambassador, Belinda Hocking, to find out how she maintains healthy skin throughout the year.
I swim 9 times a week, 2 hours per session, so at least 18 hours each week, more if we are competing on the weekends.
Yes, it does. My skin becomes very dry, and if I change pools my eczema flairs up. I have to shower and moisturise straight after each session.
I do 5 gym sessions a week, and they go for 2 hours each. They include both lifting weights and cardio.
I love to catch up on sleep, read books and meet up with friends.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise – it’s best to do this within three minutes of hopping out of the shower or bath to lock the moisture into the skin.
It means everything; it’s very important and is such an easy thing to do – put sunscreen on before you go outside. I have seen firsthand what the sun can do to your skin, so I’m very vigilant when it comes to sun protection.
I like to think that I can inspire young people — especially people from the country. I would like to think that they can see me and everything that I have achieved, and for them to know that anything is possible if you work hard anyone can make their dreams and goals a reality.
I like to go back to the town I grew up in, Wangaratta, as often as I can and talk to and inspire the young kids, if you put your mind and heart towards anything, then nothing is impossible.
I like to wash my face every morning and night with QV Face Gentle Cleanser, and in the morning I apply QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30. I also moisturise my skin twice a day and every time I get out of the water, I love QV Skin lotion.
I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup, so I tend to use a tinted moisturiser to cover any spots and blemishes.
I have used Ego products all my life, as when I was growing up, and still now, I have very sensitive skin. I found that Ego was the only product that I could use on my skin without getting a reaction. I also had/have very bad eczema that tends to flare up when I change pools, and Ego has a great eczema range. I couldn’t see myself ever using any other products except Ego. I LOVE it. The best thing is that it is very affordable as well, and easy to get from your local pharmacy, which helps.
It means putting the right products on my skin that are gentle yet moisturising. The QV range of products are all free from common irritants including fragrance and colour so I know they are good for my skin.
Ohh that’s a tough one! It would have to be between QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30 and Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser. I can sometimes go a bit overboard when it comes to sanitising my hands!
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