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Old 28-11-2010, 13:41   #16
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Aqua Lather (can google it) works well in salt water.
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no problems-- if not rinsed off with fresh water, will cause sores in some folks' skin as is a lil caustic-- removes dirt well, and with soap, is excellent cleaner.
Too true Zee.... Salt water boils are painful as hell and take ages to clear... the worst is they're always on ones butt....
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We bathe in salt water pretty often. Joy is good for getting sunscreen off you -- a real degreaser, but a bit harsh on the skin and hair if used all the time. For soft skin, mild fragrance, and soft hair, try Sea Savon. It's a liquid, though, not a bar. Next time out, we'll test some Kirk's and some Dr. Bronner's.
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Old 28-11-2010, 16:33   #19
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I have a touch of psoriasis and when I head south and swim in the Ocean is clears up in a day or two.
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UV radiation is a well-known treatment for psoriasis. I suspect it is the sun, more than the salt, that is responsible for your improvement.

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I've been quite happy lathering with fresh water (a cup will get you wet), jumping in to rinse and cool off, then a navy rinse off. Thus, I use any soap I like.
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Old 28-11-2010, 16:43   #21
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UV radiation is a well-known treatment for psoriasis. I suspect it is the sun, more than the salt, that is responsible for your improvement.

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Yes it is. But I also took Stelera(New Bio Drug), which costs me 16k USD a year and it cleared it up 100%. First time in 8 years!

I just wondered how the Salt water effects the body. Can you have too much exposure? I will ask my Doctor as well, but he's here in Germany and he doesnt live down there and hasnt treated anyone who lives down there either. More research. I think I am over preparing for our cruise. Now, can anyone tell me how Salt water effects a 1977 Perkins 108?
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Lock, as zeehag said: Just do a fresh water rinse as needed.

For some folks the salts and minerals actually help the skin. For others, the bacterial or other content gives you problems if you don't rinse down with fresh water. Doesn't take a lot to just rinse.
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The absolute best is Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
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Don't overlook the importance of a good rinse, especially if you can't spare have any fresh water at all. I prefer the liquids and gels (e.g. Prell) because it's easier to get them rinsed off. A nylon shower puff also helps scrub the lather away and it shakes dry. I think many skin problems are caused by soap scum or salt water remaining on the skin.
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Every year I one of my classes accompanies me on a sea kayak trip in Baja. We have to carry all our fresh water in the kayaks, so there's not a drop to spare. All washing, from dishes to bodies, is done in salt water.

I find that if I towel off after the last dip of the day, rather than just "air drying," I'm a lot more comfortable when I get into my tent for the night. The towel gets a bit grungy after ten days, but it's better to leave the grunge on the towel than take it with me into the sleeping bag.
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... I find that if I towel off after the last dip of the day, rather than just "air drying," I'm a lot more comfortable when I get into my tent for the night. The towel gets a bit grungy after ten days, but it's better to leave the grunge on the towel than take it with me into the sleeping bag.
This is especially important in a salt environment.
NEVER, ever let salt water dry on your skin. It will not rub off, as sand does (when dried).
Always towel salt off, even when you can't have a fresh water rinse.
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prell is great IF you can tolerate very caustic solutions on your body and scalp. i find joy dish soap is much more considerate to sensitive skin than is any other gel/soap other than pears(bar soap, translucent) or neutragena gel and shampoo), which is what i use on my skin and on my hair when in port at a land-based shower.
always towel off-- scalp and body-- the skinn needs he rigorous stimulation and circulatory boost as well as the sloughing of old cells and salt , which help cause itchiness.
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. . . Usually by jumping in and out, or a bucket if underway. . . . .
When I first read that, I misread it as "jumping in and out of a bucket" and now I can't get the image out of my mind.
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Yo, Bash. You can tell the West Coasters. Dr. Bronner's soap, both liquid and bar, are da kine bes', brah. I use it for everything, both in fresh water and salt. Nice stuff.
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