We know hard water impacts many things, from cleaning and laundry, to our hair and skin. Even our cooking can be affected by hard water. When it comes to your skin however, hard water can contribute to more things than just dry skin. The minerals in hard water clog pores and can potentially lead to acne, dermatitis, and eczema and other suborn skin conditions. We at AAA Water Team would like to expound on the impact hard water has on your skin.
Harmful Effects of Hard Water
Hard water is not hazardous to your health when consuming it, but the high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium can affect daily life. It some instance, depending on where you live, the hard water may contain, iron, manganese, and aluminum too. With hard water building up the mineral deposits on water associated appliances, it can lead to shorter lifespans and low efficiency. The hard water makes clean dishes look filmy and spotted, laundry takes more abuse, surfaces can become unsightly with residues, and cooking different foods can cause discoloration and alter the tastes.
Signs of Hard Water
Below are a few red flags your tap water running into your home is hard water.
– Inefficient lathering with soap and shampoo
– Clothing has a rough, tough texture
– Scale deposit buildup on fixtures, pipes, and staining he porcelain
– Walls, shower doors, bathtubs, and faucets have filmy residues
– Dry soap residue on the skin
– Flat, dry hair and irritated scalp
– Low water pressure
Dry, Itchy Skin from Hard Water
Dryness is the number one affliction to skin. The calcium, magnesium and iron found in hard water contribute to the drying of the skin. Flaking and itchy skin are the result of mineral clogged pores. Additionally, hard water reacts to the soap, forming salts and causing the soap’s residue to linger on the skin. Secondary skin issues emerge, such as acne and other blemishes in addition to related problems that develop from dry skin. Hard water has also been linked to dermatitis, particularly in individuals who live in dryer climates. Soaps, detergents, and other cleansing products cannot properly dissolve with hard water with high amounts of calcium, as a result, these residues are left behind on skin and other surfaces.
Hard Water Acne & Skin Problem Solutions
To combat the skin issues derived of hard water, consider installing a water softener. You will enjoy countless other benefits in addition to keeping your skin less dry. A water softening shower head can help as it filters the hardening minerals. Use cleanser instead of soap and consider incorporating a moisturizer regime to keep the skin from drying. Some experts recommend using distilled water to wash your face. Avoid too hot of showers as the hot water can exacerbate dryness and worsen conditions like dermatitis and eczema.
Water Softening Systems & More in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
If you are considering a soft water system, call AAA Water Team. Our team can test your water and determine optimal systems in addition to your soft water unit. We install your water softener system in a timely manner with efficiency and care. Contact us to learn more today!