Ever had skin irritation after a shower or washings your face in the morning? Usually in these cases we blame the face wash or the soap. But most of the times it is the water. The hard water can damage your skin. So before jumping to any conclusion, check the water first.
You must be wondering what hard water is? It is the water that you get from the tap. It is unfiltered thus contains minerals such as copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, led etc. These minerals are similar to free radicals. When they come in contact with the skin, they damage the cells of the skin and the end result is skin damage.
If you think taking a bath will wash away the free radicals from your skin, you are wrong. Every time you take a shower or bath, the amount of these free radicals increase on your skin. This means they keep on building on your skin. Eventually your pores get blocked. Some of the side effects of this is enlarged pores, irritation and redness, collagen breaking down and even fine lines and acne.
So how do you tackle the situation? The answer is simple; use filtered water for a bath. There are plenty of shower filters available in the market and they can be replaced easily. This will not only protect your skin from the harmful minerals but at the same time cut your cost on other products such as conditioners, soaps and shampoos as well. Use the filter and see the difference in your skin and hair yourself.
Remember, we do not drink tap water because it is not healthy. Then of course it is not healthy for our skin and hair either. It is better to show the same care to our skin and hair as we do to our health.