Hard Water Contributes to Acne and other Skin Problems

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne affects up to 50 million Americans annually. Although many people have a great skin regimen, they may still experience noticeable acne breakouts. If you are experiencing acne, did you know the water out of your tap and shower head may be the cause?

Here’s the truth behind the relationship between your water quality and how it affects your skin:

Hard Water Clogs Your Pores

When your household water contains hard minerals, your soap or body wash doesn’t lather as quickly, causing the particles and residue to remain on your skin after you’ve showered. Furthermore, when calcium or magnesium from hard water stays behind, the particles can clog your pores in the same way they clog your plumbing. 

What Hard Water Does To Your Skin 

An increase in hard minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron can cause breakouts, skin irritation, and dryness.  It can also exacerbate eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Water hardness can affect the pH level of your shower water. Your skin’s pH level should be at 5 (the acidic side of the scale). Finally, because hard water has a higher pH and is more alkaline than filtered water, this disparity may be irritating your skin and contributing to these conditions.

Your Tap Water 

Many homes also have elevated chlorine levels in their tap water. The problem with chlorinated water is that it strips your skin of its natural oils, driving your skin to produce more oil. This gradually results in drying out and irritating your skin. 

How to Improve Your Skin

Eliminating hard water minerals and chemicals from your shower water could help you combat acne. A study published in the journal “Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology” concluded that increasing your water consumption by 68 ounces per day significantly improves skin hydration

Are you concerned about the water quality in your home? Why not consider a water treatment solution that addresses the hard water and chemicals that may be contributing to your problems?

High-Quality Water Helps Filter Contaminants and Impurities 

Torres Water Company offers a complete package to treat the water entering your home. Our water filters reduce contaminants and impurities like chlorine and chloramines, and our water softener addresses hard water that may be detrimental to sensitive skin.

Do you want all the benefits of softened, filtered water? The best thing to do is install a water softening and filtration system for your home or business. Moreover, a high-quality system will last decades and pay for itself. Let us get you started with a free water analysis for your home or business. Call us today at (504) 838-8345. 

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