What’s In Your Water and How It Affects Your Skin, Nails, and Hair

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) landmark Tap Water Database shows how polluted drinking water can be and why it is so important to fix the problem at its source. The database collected mandatory annual test reports from 2014 to 2019, produced by almost 50,000 water utilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It revealed what could be in our nation’s tap water: potentially harmful industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, fertility problems, hormone disruption, and other health issues. But even if you don’t drink tap water, simply bathing, cleansing your face, or washing your hands with it may pose problems. 

Many toxic chemicals and impurities are added to tap water to keep out bacteria and other pathogens or for our “good health.” In addition, some contaminants leach into the water from from rusty pipes. Once these contaminants are ingested or exposed to your body continuously, they can compromise your skin, nails, hair, physical appearance, and overall well-being.

Why Filter Your Tap Water 

Drinking filtered tap water will give you more energy, help you focus, keep your metabolism going, and help you reduce exposure to dangerous contaminants in your water. It also affects your skin, nails, and hair. 

Here are five beauty benefits of filtered tap water.

1. Younger, healthier skin

Drinking filtered water will help maintain your skin’s natural elasticity and suppleness. A well-hydrated skin can be stretched further without damage or developing stretch marks, cracks, blemishes, and other skin irritations. Hydrating your skin daily with clean drinking water will help keep your skin looking younger and healthier and enhance your complexion.

2. Fights eczema

Eczema and similar skin conditions bring lots of discomfort and inflame and disrupt the skin barrier. When you use filtered water, the specific pollutants that aggravate your skin irritations, especially while bathing, are removed. For example, chlorine can strip away natural oils from your skin and cause skin outbreaks, dryness, and itchiness.  

3. Hydrates the skin

Like any other organ in your body, your skin needs sufficient filtered water to stay hydrated. Otherwise, your skin can dry quickly and become tight and flaky. Drinking filtered water is vital for the proper hydration of your skin. 

4. Stronger nails

Your nails are comprised of numerous keratin layers sealed together to form a solid nail bed. Hard water will dry out your nail beds and stunt your nail growth. Eventually, your nails may become thin, weak, and discolored. When you use filtered water, your nails will be stronger and less prone to damage (chipping, splitting, cracking, peeling). 

5. Reduces hair dryness and loss 

Hair dryness and loss may occur when your hair is exposed to excessive amounts of hard minerals in your water. Hard water destroys hair follicles, making your hair dry, frizzy, and brittle. This will eventually lead to hair breakage and loss.

The secret to healthy skin is pretty simple. Just use filtered water to wash your face every day. Experts say the cleaner the water, the better it can clean. The purer the water, the purer the skin. (Seems like a no-brainer.) Filters help weed out things like chlorine and heavy metals. The cleaner, softer water, they say, attributes to clearer and smoother skin. Hard water can irritate the skin, even making it red. Also, reverse-osmosis filters make water molecules smaller, which can penetrate and hydrate the skin better. 

Torres Water Company offers top-quality water filtration systems at affordable prices. We’ve been selling water filtration equipment for nearly 40 years, and this longevity in the industry has led us to the very best reverse osmosis systems on the market. When you purchase from us, you can trust that your system will be manufactured with the highest-quality components, an outstanding warranty, and the highest ratings for customer satisfaction. Call us today to schedule your free water analysis.