itchy skinStaying hydrated is an important part of every skin care regimen.
Because skin dries as it ages, drinking water not only maintains healthy, younger looking skin but also helps skin detoxify itself, reducing the effects of sunlight and everyday pollutants from smoke and smog. The water that people wash with is equally as important as the water they consume.
Hard water deposits accelerate the aging process. Harmful to collagen, the protein that supports the skin’s outer layer, these deposits create more fine lines and wrinkles by weakening skin and making it less elastic. Mineral deposits such as iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and lead thicken the skins oil and make it waxy, which can block pores and lead to acne, blackheads, redness or irritation. Calcium and chlorine found in some water sources can also dry and dull skin and hair. Some individuals have sensitive skin and have allergic reactions to the chlorinated water, including reddening of the skin, skin rashes and other irritations. Tastes and odors from phenols and other organic compounds that are in water, can be intensified after chlorination. When the water reaches your home, disinfectants are no longer needed. Soaps and other cleaning agents work less effectively in hard water; making it necessary to buy more products to achieve the same results. Looking good is hard enough already, why make it harder with hard water?