How Do I Know If Hard Water Is Affecting My Skin And Hair?July 28, 2022
If you didn’t know, here’s a crash course on what hard water is, and how it can affect your viable appearance, like your skin and hair.
Hard water is when the water in your home has a high volume of “hard minerals,” specifically calcium and magnesium. This high level of minerals can begin to affect not only your home and plumbing, but your body as well. Below you will find many ways hard water can affect your body, as well as some solutions to this problem!
Hard Water Effects on Hair
If you begin to notice in the shower that your hair feels like it can never get clean, or that buildup is starting to happen, it is probably because of hard water. All those minerals in your water can lead to many issues with your hair and scalp, such as:
- Brittle, straw-like hair
- Color-treated and dyed hair begins to fade faster
- Hair that is thinning and easily breaks
- Hair loss
- Leftover shampoo
So, if it starts feeling like more and more you cannot rinse the soap off your skin, or any of the above-mentioned signs, it is probably a hard water issue.
How Hard Water Affects Skin Care
If you have very sensitive or dry skin, the hard mineral levels in your water can highly irritate your skin or dry it further. For example, if you have eczema or psoriasis, hard water can cause outbreaks, flare-ups or worsen your condition.
All the minerals in your water can absorb extreme amounts of moisture on your skin, which can leave it dry, flaky and cracking. Having low moisture levels can also affect the pH balances in your body and cause future outbreaks. Besides affecting your skin and moisture levels, hard water can become a nuisance for your appliances.
How Do I Fix My Hard Water Problem?
The longer you put off fixing the hard water in your home, the more problems it can lead to. Your body is very sensitive to high levels of minerals, and it could lead to serious follicle or dermatological damage. Additionally, hard water can seriously damage your home appliances, like sinks or dishwashers, as well as weather away your piping and plumbing. You will find it more and more difficult to clean your showers, toilets, sinks – even yourself!
Installing a water softener is a great addition to your home’s plumbing system. A water softener works to reduce the mineral levels in your water stream, so that cleaner water comes straight from the tap. Water softeners work wonders to not only improve your skin and hair, leaving them both bright and supple, but also your laundry! Hard water can affect the smell and texture of your clothes, but a water softener can aid in providing water that will make them less dingy and irritating.
Contact Kinetico For Water Softener Solutions
If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs and want to take action, contact Kinetico Water Systems today! When you’re ready, schedule a free water test. Afterward, Kinetico can assist in choosing from several models on which is best for your home!