How Water Quality Affects Your Skin
Have you noticed that your skin may be a bit dry and your hair doesn’t fall the way you desire? You should consider how water quality affects your skin! You may have heard of “hard water” in your home. What exactly is hard water? It refers to high amounts of magnesium and calcium in your water. These minerals can have negative impacts on your hair, skin, and nails. They can also have major impacts on other aspects of your home. Some things you may notice are buildup on appliances, faded clothing, and stains in your toilet or bathtub. If these minerals can wreak havoc on several hard materials in your house, imagine what it is doing to your skin! Hard water can give you short and long term, damaging issues in your home and on your body. Getting a water softener or other product can help combat this. Oh, and not to mention getting rid of your hard water could end up saving you some money! That’s right… When your appliances are more efficient, and you don’t need to take as long of showers to get the shampoo out of your hair, you will be able to start saving some money!
Skin and Hair
Healthy and glowing skin and hair are important to all of us. Did you know that our water has a big impact on both? The biggest giveaway to knowing if you have hard water is when your skin gets super dry. Those who already have dry skin will notice this even more. If you have eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions, hard water will elevate these conditions. If you do not have any of these issues and start to see that your hands are dry and even cracking, you may need to look at the quality of your water and where it is coming from. Did you know that some of these minerals can actually seep into your skin and absorb the moisture? When this happens, you will have cracked, and dry skin left. And have you considered what is making your acne get worse? Have you noticed your skin breaking out more than normal? Don’t overlook your water on this one, either! Low-quality water could negatively affect your skin by causing major breakouts due to the pH level. The water itself is not always causing the breakouts or acne, but it could definitely have the ability to aggravate it and make it worse! When the quality of your water is low, your hair will pay the price. The water may not run through your hair in the best way, and you will start to get build up. Even with the best conditioner, your hair will still have the potential to break. If you are paying hundreds of dollars to get your hair colored, make sure you invest in your water quality. You may notice the color fading quicker as well, which can be annoying, to say the least! If you are noticing brittle hair, or even some hair loss, that could have something to do with your water as well! And the last thing that anyone wants to deal with is dandruff! Hard water can cause your scalp to be itchy and dry, causing this embarrassing and uncomfortable situation. If you are having any of these symptoms, the next step is to get your water tested!
Get your Water Tested
If you have these symptoms, you may be wondering what the next step is. If you are noticing that your skin is extra dry or your hair just doesn’t have that shine anymore, getting your water tested is the next step. There are so many different systems that you can have installed to help with low-quality water. Figuring out the exact issue is the first step. We will do a full water test to figure out what minerals are present if you have hard water, where it is coming from, and the solution. Is it affecting your appliances as well as your body? Are you noticing a bad smell or any other signs that can tell you what it is? Crystal Clear Water will come to your home and perform a simple water test. We will be able to check for sulfur, iron, hardness, tannins, nitrates, and pH. This will give us a much better idea as to what product would best suit your home. If hard water is the issue, a water softener can greatly impact your skin, hair, and nails! Once a water softener is in, you will notice a huge difference with your body and different aspects of your home! From brighter clothing coming from the dryer to more efficient appliances, you will see improvements everywhere.