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The Secret to Healthier Skin? Install a Water Softener and Get Rid of Hard Water!

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Of all the things that can be a potential hazard to your skin, did you know that your water might be one of them? We are quick to make sure we wear sunscreen when we got out and try to eat right so we’ll get the proper nutrition, but few of us have contemplated the possibility of protecting ourselves inside our own home in order to achieve healthier skin.

The fact is, hard water and skin issues can be a real problem for some people. But we’ve got good news! There IS something you can do about it. That’s what we’re going to talk about today, in hopes of helping you take care of your own hard water problems.


How Hard Water Prevents You from Obtaining Healthier Skin

If you have hard water, the scientific explanation is that minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, have dissolved and actually become a part of your water. It can be hard, in this situation, for soap to mix with the water, so you’re likely to notice a residue of white scum in places such as your shower.

The bigger problem is that the same white scum you find or your shower head can also be building up on your skin. Hard water not only comes in contact with your skin during shower time or when you wash the dishes. Those dissolved minerals can actually be transferred to your skin from linens that have been washed in that water as well.

There are many problems that can come from this. If you have noticed any of these recurring symptoms with your own skin, there’s a chance you are dealing with hard water.

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Pimples
  • Dry, itchy patches
  • Irritated skin that seems to have no other cause
  • Increased signs of aging

Hard Water Dermatitis

This condition is actually caused by frequent and long-term exposure to hard water on your skin. It is marked by persistent dry skin that doesn’t seem to respond to various creams, lotions and moisturizers. For those already suffering with skin conditions such as dermatitis or rosacea, the problems can get much worse. Often, a trip to your doctor is a sort of “last resort”.

Well-meaning friends and family might offer advice in terms of home remedies for these outbreaks, and some of them might even seem to work for a little while. However, the truth of the matter is that unless you treat the root cause of the breakouts, they will continue to happen.

The bottom line is that hard water not only dries your skin out, it also inhibits your skin’s ability to absorb moisture. This can make an already problematic skin issue even worse. In most cases, it makes the outbreaks more frequent and much more severe when they happen.

A Remedy for Hard Water

The best thing to do if you’re looking to get healthier skin and you’ve found that you have hard water is to soften it. It really is just that simple. Without the dissolved minerals, your water will better rinse your skin and clothes, leaving skin better able to absorb moisture and much less likely for pores to become clogged.

You might be asking yourself, how is water actually softened? We’re glad you asked! Simply stated, a water softening unit can be placed on your water pipes that can actually draw out those unwanted dissolved minerals. The unit can then flush itself, giving you fresh, clean water that is much softer and a whole lot easier on your skin.

PB Water Softening has over 58 years of experience in softening water, with same day service and guaranteed satisfaction that come as a package deal. What’s more, we offer free consultation and a free water test as well, conducted by professionals who are fully insured, licensed and bonded.

Get your own water softening process started today when you contact us. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve healthier skin!



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