If you’ve tried a wide variety of lotions and potions and aren’t having the success you want with your skin, you may be wondering if any of your products are to blame or whether you should try out something completely different. But what if it’s not the fault of the products at all? What if it was something a lot more simple? What if it was water?
Can water really affect our skin?
Water is something we all use on our skin, and yes – it really can have an effect on it. It is usually down to hard water, known for its high mineral content. If you live in an area with hard water and don’t have any kind of filter or softener installed, it’s very possible you’ve been mistaking a skin issue for the effects of hard water.
Here are just a few common skin problems that can be caused by hard water – that you might have already tried to fix with cleansers and moisturisers.
When your skin has been exposed to hard water for long periods of time, you will likely notice a lot more dryness than usual. As we’ve mentioned above, hard water contains high levels of minerals, which are deposited on your skin upon contact. As a result, they can reduce your skin’s natural moisture and oils, leaving it dehydrated.
In addition to dryness, hard water can also lead to irritation due to the minerals it contains – especially if you have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. If you’ve recently experienced a flare up of your condition but have no idea why, it could very possibly be something as simple as a shower that caused it.
Spots and Pimples
Finally, if you’re experiencing unexplained spots or pimples, it could be the hard water. Hard water does not rinse soaps and other products off the skin as effectively, resulting in them building up and clogging your pores, trapping dirt or oil beneath the skin’s surface – which is how spots occur.
So, if your skincare routine isn’t working for you and your skin isn’t showing any signs of improvement, it’s very possible that the water you’re using is the real issue, especially if the problems you’re having are any of the above.
Luckily, you can change the water you wash and shower with by having a water softener installed in your home and avoid using hard water. Plus, as well as your skin showing an improvement, you’ll likely notice you have softer, shinier hair too!
Get in touch with EWT today to learn more about our range of water softeners and how they could have a positive impact on your home and lifestyle.