Sometimes we may find it difficult to manage our dry skin even with top moisturisers available in the market. But, before blaming or changing your moisturiser, take a minute to check the water in which you bath daily. If it is hard water, then the reason for your skin problems is none other than the hard water. It happens generally for those who use bore-well water where ground water seeps through the soil and rocks. If your bathtub is full of deposits and rust, or your shower has build ups, then you may be using hard water.
Hard water may damage skin, cause eczema, says study
Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Kings College London in the UK have discovered that exposing the skin to hard water damages the skin barrier and increases the sensitivity of the skin to potential irritants found in everyday wash products such as soap or washing powder.
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Why does Hard Water Make your Skin Dull?
Water is the only natural ingredient that works wonders for your skin. Loaded with essential minerals, water can make your skin glow. However, when the essential minerals are present in excess, it makes water hard and affects your skin dull. The minerals present in hard water make it difficult to rinse away soap from the surface of skin leaving it dry and irritated. People with sensitive skin are at a higher risk of facing problems like psoriasis and eczema. Hard water can have a lot of negative effects on your skin. So, in this blog, we discuss the side effects of hard water on skin and how to deal with the hard water problem.
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