Hard water contains levels of calcium and magnesium, which is known to cause mineral build-up on plumbing fixtures and reduced detergent performance among other issues. Hard water impacts cooking, baking, cleaning efforts, as well as bad hair days. Though many people can feel the dryness of hard water issues, hard water in fact, impacts the skin, which leads to a number of skin problems including eczema and dry, flaky skin. Today, we at AAA Water Team would like to elaborate on hard water causing skin irritations.
Need to Protect Skin from Hard Water
Over time, the hard water minerals buildup, and the hard water cannot rinse the soap from your skin. With this issue, the skin is looking and feeling less than healthy. From the soapy residue that hard water leaves on your body, your skin becomes dry and itchy. This buildup not only absorbs the moisture from your skin, but it will likely clog your pores, which can cause the skin to develop acne and other blemishes. When you wash in hard water and already have skin sensitivity, you might notice you have more skin irritation. Your skin also be impacted by simply wearing clothes washed in hard water that can cause irritation to your sensitive skin. People with eczema and dermatitis skin conditions can see challenges when washing in hard water showers or baths.
Too Much Calcium & Other Minerals in Hard Water
Though in the right doses these minerals are essential for your health, the excessive quantities, unfortunately, are definitely not doing your skin any favors. Making it difficult for it to absorb moisture the dissolved minerals tend to clog the pores of the skin, as a primary cause. This is why hard water contributes to dry skin. Though hard water has not been proven to be a direct cause of eczema, for those already-existing symptoms of eczema, hard water can emphasize the problem. With it nearly impossible to wash away, hard water has a tendency to leave a persistent film on the skin. Only to add to the issue of dryness, soap and shampoo are more likely to remain on the skin after bathing or showering. Making your skins’ complexion looking dull and unhealthy, this continuous build-up can leave your body dry and irritable as well. Most will not even need to bathe in hard water to notice the negative effects of hard water from people who suffer from sensitive skin and dermatitis. By simply wearing clothes that have been washed in hard water, these individuals with sensitive skin may notice flare-ups and irritation.
Water Softener Systems in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
Ultimately, you want to avoid hard water to improve your skin, as well as your hair and your home’s cleaning in addition to appliances and plumbing. With water softening systems, the excess minerals can be removed to leave your water less harsh. Call AAA Water Team today and let our certified specialists provide the ideal water softening treatments. Water softening allows for less detergent, softening your hands and hair, reducing power bills, and lessening the mineral buildup that influences plumbing and appliance performance.