We all want glowing, healthy skin and we're willing to try just about anything for a smoother complexion — new face washes, makeup products, and miracle serums. What many of us don't realize, however, is that the type of water you use plays a huge role in your skin health as well! That's right: hard water can damage both our pores and our wallets if we don't take the time and effort to counteract it.
but also tell you exactly how to treat it so that your face can look fabulous with minimal effort.
Hard water is bad for your skin
It's no surprise that hard water is bad for your skin. Hard water has elevated levels of magnesium and calcium, which can make it difficult for soap to form a lather and leave behind a residue on your skin. In addition, the acidity in hard water can strip away the natural oils from your skin, leaving it feeling dry, tight, and uncomfortable.
Identification of Hard Water
Fortunately, there is something you can do about this problem. The first step is to identify whether you have hard water by testing its hardness level with a home test kit or by consulting with your local municipality or water provider who should be able to supply these details. Once tested and identified as having hard water, you will need to take additional steps such as installing a whole-house water filter specifically designed for removing minerals from the tap water to help reduce those negative effects on your skin while still preserving healthy minerals needed elsewhere in the body.
Dealing with Hard Water Issues
In addition to softening measures mentioned above, other proactive ways of treating hard water damage include using moisturizing creams rich in emollients like jojoba oil; applying gentle exfoliating masks regularly; avoiding hot showers; drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day; increasing intake of certain vitamins like vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids -all of which are key nutrients that keep hydration levels ideal across all layers of our epidermis (skin). Finally, regular face washes should be used only once or twice daily with free pH products that won't disrupt our skin's natural balance.
By taking these simple yet effective steps when dealing with hard water issues on the surface of our skin we'll soon start seeing positive results - softer hydrated smoother-looking skin.
Hard water can certainly take its toll on your skin, so taking the necessary steps to avoid hard water's effects is essential. If you’re using a shower filter, or special facial washes and moisturizers loaded with minerals and vitamins, then you’re already heading in the right direction! And if you suspect your hard water problem is out of control – get it tested by a professional plumber. In any event, that’s all for now guys! Until next time - there are worse things than having hard water, so just make sure to address it before it's too late.