Did you know that tap water often contains at least as much, sometimes more, chlorine than is recommended for use in swimming pools? It is a known fact that chlorine irritates your skin. It dehydrates it and dries it out. This is exactly what you skin hates, and many people continue to shower with chlorinated water. Internally and externally, it’s not great for you and it can easily be avoided with a whole house water filter (which is much easier than a point-of-use filter). The chlorine added to your municipal water source contacts your skin each and every shower, and also when it’s in hot water it turns to vapor and is inhaled.
A very popular myth about skincare, and more specifically acne is that chlorinated water helps acne. Where does this idea stem from? Well during the warm summer months many people enjoy there pools which are full of chlorine water. They see temporary relief from skin breakouts and acne and simply associate the two. As we mentioned, the chlorine dries your skin out which is similar to some of the harsh acne medications that used to be popular. This dried out skin will indeed give you a temporary relief from breakouts because the oils and skins cells are dried away. But this is certainly a bad idea for the long term. Dried out, dehydrated skin will eventually lead to worse skin conditions and acne as the skin’s natural balance is thrown off. Wrinkles, rashes and discolorations are all made worse by dry skin. Having chlorine free water is an easy away to avoid harsh chemicals, and ensure you are helping your skin stay soft and supple.
Using a whole house water filter, you will have fresh water at every source in your home. This is important because many people who may have just a shower filter, will then wash their faces once a day in the sink and this is still enough to irritate you. Drinking filtered water has plenty of benefits for your internal health as well, which your skin surely won’t mind. Filters are recommended by both dermatologists and beauty experts. Your hair will shine better, feel less brittle and have less irritation cause dandruff. Your skin will look radiant and feel hydrated. Finally, you will be a little more ‘chemical free’ which is always a good thing.
Install a Whole House Water Filter today and provide your entire home with healthy water and see the benefits in your skin, hair and overall health.