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Can hard water cause dry skin or make eczema worse?

Hard water contains minerals; specifically, calcium, magnesium, and iron, which can dry your skin. Minerals drying on the skin can clog pores and cause flaking and itching. Hard water also tends to react with soap to form salts, which can also remain on the skin. As a result, you may feel like your skin seems tight right after showering, bathing or washing. Dry skin is also characterized by chapping, flaking, cracking, dullness and even wrinkles.

Hard water will also force you to use lots and lots of expensive soaps, shampoos and detergents. This can result in the stripping of skin’s natural, healthy oils. Stripping your skin of its natural oils can create problems for people with sensitive skin or those with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis to name just two. While there is no proven direct correlation to hard water and skin problems, there is little doubt that hard water can exacerbate these issues.

About Eczema

Here is some additional information about eczema and the benefits of water softening. Read more


Do your body and hair a favor, and save a few dollars on soaps and detergents, by converting to a skin softening water system. Contact Passaic Bergen Water Softening today for a FREE water test and feel the difference you’ve been missing.



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