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Soft Water Could Chase Your Acne Away

Soft Water Could Chase Your Acne Away


While most people understand that hard water can clog up pipes, faucets, and shower heads, did you know that soap scum can do the same to your pores? As hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium prevent water from reacting with soap, a scummy residue is left behind. When you step out of the shower, one would presume the dirt and scum you’ve accumulated throughout the day has been washed off as you feel squeaky clean. That is not true; it is an illusion caused by soap residue. 

As previously discussed, hardness minerals make it difficult for you to thoroughly cleanse your hair and skin. This residue could lead to brittle hair and dry, itchy, or flaky skin. By stripping the moisture from your skin, hardness minerals prevent our body’s natural oils from lubricating our skin and trapping moisture. According to Dr. Dennis Gross, a Manhattan dermatologist, the contaminants in water reacts chemically with our natural oil, transforming the oil into wax, which in turn clogs up our pores. The trapped oil could lead to unattractive skin conditions such as pimples, acne, and eczema. While you may not be suffering from dermatological conditions, hard water can certainly heighten the risk of developing them over time as well as increase skin sensitivity. 

We are often led to believe that make-up can cause skin blemishes, which is why we instantly attempt to scrub it off at the end of the day. When wiping off our make-up, we hope to feel refreshed, but oftentimes our face still feels grimy. As we constantly search for the perfect make-up remover to keep our face acne-free, the real culprit could be your water. Not matter how hard you attempt to scrub your face, impurities cannot be washed away. In fact, the contaminants can form free radicals that will harm healthy skin cells, which can lead to degradation of your collagen, thereby causing premature wrinkles, fine lines, and aging.  

Trust me, nobody likes to battle brittle nails, hair loss, wrinkles, and other sensitive skin conditions like acne and eczema. Thanks to our Kinetico water softener, you can diminish or eliminate these problems. Our patented, twin-tank design ensures that your home receives soft water 24/7 — even during regeneration. This unique design protects your home, appliances, and family. A metered, demand-generated system, our Kinetico water softener will only regenerate when necessary, eliminating waste. This small footprint unit utilizes 1/3 less consumables — salt and water than any of its competitors, making it an ideal solution for the often drought-stricken Bay Area. If you're hoping reap the countless benefits of soft water, sign up for a FREE onsite water consultation NOW! 

Sources Cited: 

Self Staffers, Self, “Is Your Water Causing You to Break Out?” 2011, https://www.self.com/story/hard-water-acne