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Is it normal to have skin problems because of sea water?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Possibly
Sea water is saltier than the body's fluids; so it can draw water from the skin, causing dryness.
Condition is even worse in bodies of extremely salty water like great salt lake or dead sea. Thus, good idea to rinse off with fresh water after swimming/playing in ocean & to apply moisturizer.

In brief: Possibly
Sea water is saltier than the body's fluids; so it can draw water from the skin, causing dryness.
Condition is even worse in bodies of extremely salty water like great salt lake or dead sea. Thus, good idea to rinse off with fresh water after swimming/playing in ocean & to apply moisturizer.
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