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Skin Damage Caused By Hard Water

What causes skin damage? Feel your skin the next time you step out of the shower. Is it silky smooth? Dry and itchy? The water used in your home can have drastic effects on your skin’s condition, and it may depend on whether or not you have hard or soft water.

Hard water is filled with minerals like calcium and magnesium. These dissolved minerals make it difficult for water to form a solution with soap. The residue left behind is the unwanted result. If your home has hard water, you’ll most likely see white soap scum coating your bathroom fixtures. Hard water can also clog plumbing and showerheads, which reduces pressure.

Hard water also causes the same type of build-up on your skin. Mixing hard water with soap leaves behind a film that clogs your pores the same way it does your pipes. Clogged pores can cause breakouts and worsen skin conditions like acne or eczema. It can also leave skin feeling dry, itchy, and irritated; The minerals in hard water damage natural skin moisture by preventing your body’s oils from holding in moisture and lubricating skin. Due to this, hard water may be causing your skin to age more quickly. Water softening is not a cure-all for chronic skin conditions. Still, it is a mindful step towards improving irritation and other problems. 

Installing a water softener is the most efficient and long-lasting solution to demanding water challenges. Torres Water Company can help get you started with a plan for both healthier skin and a happier household. Call (504) 838-8345 for a free water evaluation for your home or business.

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