hair and makeup stay put
According to synchronized swimmer Leah Pinette, the constant and continuous exposure to chlorine not only dries out the swimmers’ skin, but also burns off their arm hair over time (who knew?) She said it also burns off your eyebrows, but because they wear goggles during practice and training, their eyelashes are usually okay.
Lotion is a must for skin that’s in and out of the water so much.
7a grade hair wholesale Swimmers apply lotions and creams every time they get out of the pool even if they’ll be getting back in soon. Another surprise: Most swimmers wear contact lenses, whether they have eye trouble or not. Apparently, the chlorine can also burn or affect eyes over time, so even swimmers with perfect vision will wear non prescription, clear contacts for protection.
As for the makeup, it is certainly caked on thick. It’s the only way judges can make out faces from such a distance, and from above water. Several swimmers told the press during the Olympics that they use Chapstick as an eye primer. (This makes perfect sense, because chapstick is a wax, and thus won’t be washed off or dissolved by water.) Once the lip balm is
wholesale Indian hair on the eyelids, shadow can be applied over it and it will stick.
Olympic swimmer Mariya Koroleva recently stated that when it comes to foundation and powder, all swimmers use it, but each uses the one she likes the best. Foundations and powders don’t seem to run as long as they are not touched. The same goes for blush.
Diorshow mascara seems to be the favorite, and Eye Max Studio eyeshadows are beloved, as well. The swimmers can use any eyeliners or lip liners, for eyes, brows and lips, because they are also a wax based product and won’t run with water alone.
And what about that hair? Pinette explains that while they wear caps during practice, during competition the hair is usually worn in a bun. To keep it in place, several swimmers told the press the biggest beauty secret so far: Gelatin. They mix gelatin and warm it up, then apply it to the hair. They style it into its bun and let the gelatin dry. It hardens and keeps the hair frozen in place through competitions and routines of all kinds.
Of course, that leads to the obvious question Isn’t that hard to get out of the hair?
"You just need a lot of hot, hot water," Pinette said. "It takes about a half hour, but it’ll dissolve and then you just pick and scrape it off."
Another downside the gelatin gets into damaged, frazzled hair, and those hairs will end up being pulled out
hair vendors during the removal process. The plus side, she says, is that over time the gelatin actually makes the hair quite shiny and sleek.
While the hair is styled and accessorized, and their faces are completely done up with layers and layers of makeup, swimmers never wear makeup. According to Koroleva, "Nails must be kept natural during the competition, and they do check to make sure we are not wearing any jewelry, as well."
But with their intricately decorated suits, the makeup, hair and the beautiful swimming itself, they certainly don’t need nail polish to look gorgeous, especially under water.