Are you suffering from breakouts, no matter what you do? Is your skin dry and itchy after you shower? If so, a water softener may be just what you need.
You might be thinking, “A water softener? Really?”
Yes, really! Hard water contributes to a host of hair and skin issues, including dry skin and acne. Hard water has even been linked to eczema.
Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to these hard water woes. Read on to find out more about how soft water benefits your hair and skin.
The Difference Between Hard and Soft Water
First, let’s briefly go over the difference between hard and soft water.
Hard water has high amounts of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. This happens when the water comes into contact with soil or rocks.
Soft water, on the other hand, has little to no extra calcium and magnesium. Soft water can occur naturally, and hard water can be turned into soft water using a water softener.
How a Water Softener Equals a More Beautiful You
Soft water has a host of beauty benefits. We’ll go through just a few of the changes you can expect when you do away with hard water.
Soft water makes your skin soft and smooth for several reasons.
First, hard water makes soap less effective and leaves behind a residue on the skin. This soapy residue can make your skin feel dry and itchy. Soap lathers better in soft water and washes away easier.
Second, the minerals in hard water cause your skin to lose moisture. Moisture loss can lead to skin conditions such as dry skin and eczema. Hard water can also worsen already existing skin conditions.
Hard water doesn’t just make your skin dry and itchy, it can cause you to break out as well.
When your skin becomes dry, it increases oil production to make up for it, which can lead to acne. The unwanted minerals in hard water can also cause a chemical reaction with this naturally occurring oil, clogging pores and causing breakouts.
Soft water won’t dry your skin and strip it of its natural oils, leading to clearer skin and fewer breakouts.
Smoother, Silky Hair
Just like with soap, shampoo isn’t as effective when used with hard water. It doesn’t lather as well, and it doesn’t rinse out as well either.
Shampoo build-up can leave your hair dull and hard to style. And if you like to have your hair colored, keep in mind that the minerals in hard water make color fade faster too.
Hard water can also make your scalp dry and itchy in much the same way it does the skin on the rest of your body. Soft water is soothing to your scalp and rinses clean, preventing shampoo build-up.
Benefits of Water Softeners
Water softeners do more than just help your hair and skin! Those are only a few of the advantages of having soft water.
Because soap is more effective in soft water, you’ll need less soap and detergent when doing the dishes or washing your clothes, saving you money.
It makes general household cleaning faster and easier too as you won’t have to scrub soap scum off the shower or clean deposits left on your pots and pans.
If you’d like to know more about what a water softener can do for your home, or if you’re ready to make the change to soft water, contact us today.