Skin Conditions: How Water Filtration & Softening Can Help

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Pentair Water Solutions

02/01/2018

Skin Conditions - How Filtration & Water Softeners Can Help

Tap water can contain an alarming amount of substances that damage skin and hair and as we age, our skin becomes less supple and resilient.

Chlorine & Residual Chemicals

Chlorine is one of the most common causes of skin conditions. A chemical used to disinfect municipal tap water, chlorine strips the skin of its natural oils. The result is dry, flaky skin that can develop into itchy red rashes. Chlorine also damages and dries out hair, exacerbating wrinkles and premature signs of aging. A whole-house filtration system removes chlorine and other chemicals, and can help aid in skin softness.

Heavy Water Damage

Up to 85 percent of U.S. water supplies contain hard water, meaning the water has high concentrations of calcium, iron, magnesium, and other minerals. These minerals can dry out the skin and lead to a condition known as dry eczema, where the skin becomes brittle, peels, and easily cracks.

Soaps and shampoo do not lather well in hard water. To adjust for this, many people use more than they should, inadvertently creating more hard water soap scum that dries out hair and skin while clogging skin pores.

Filtration alone will not counter heavy water. Instead, a combination whole-house filtration and water softening system is required. And it’s not just skin and hair that benefits from softer water — hard water is notoriously damaging to water-based appliances and plumbing fixtures. By installing a water softener, you’re making an investment in your home as well as improving your overall skin health; you will reap the benefits when you experience softer and healthier skin and hair, longer-lasting appliances, and better-tasting water.

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