Does dry skin and hair seem to be the norm regardless of how much lotion or conditioner you use? If you answered yes, then you likely have your non-filtered tap water to blame.
The drying culprits that linger in your tap water are chlorine chemicals. These are the ones that the city puts in to disinfect the water supply and hard water which are largely calcium and magnesium minerals.
“Tap water has as much chlorine as an average swimming pool”
Chlorine in our Tap Water
Chlorine is an essential additive to city water because it protects against more harmful contaminants such as pathogens. While chlorine works wonders for disinfecting, it’s not necessarily great for our health and body. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that most tap water has as much chlorine as an average swimming pool. Thus, making your daily shower one of the main sources for dry or itchy skin. Also, anyone who has sensitive skin or skin conditions should be aware that chlorine can further dry out their skin.
A recent Newsweek article says, “Normal tap water contains metals such as zinc, copper, iron, calcium and magnesium—all substances we need in certain amounts to keep the body healthy from the inside out. Hard water has higher concentrations of minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium.”
Hard water is also a Culprit
Hard water is also a potential offender for that dry scalp and itchy body. Untreated hard water makes it difficult to rinse away soap from the surface of your skin which can lead to dryness.
Most city water throughout America has a combination of both chlorine chemicals and hard water making your tap water double trouble for your skin and hair.
“It’s time to clean up your tap water and quick”
The Solution is a Whole House Water Filtration System
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it means it’s time to clean up your tap water and quick! Installing a whole house filtration system will immediately improve the negative effects of tap water on your skin and body. Your whole family will be enjoying the great taste and health benefits of having cleaner, safer water in no time.