In an eczema study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 33% of eczema sufferers said their work/school/home life is affected by being ashamed, embarrassed and scratching. Hard water can affect those suffering with eczema and also impact the skin condition of those without this issue as well. Hard water is known trigger for dry, itchy skin. Whether it is from the layers of soap scum that naturally accumulate on your body when you have hard water or from the hard minerals themselves, skin issues are often related to hard water.
Our water softeners can help relieve some of the symptoms. In fact, studies have indicated that the incidence of eczema can be related to water hardness, with one study in Nottingham indicating that primary school children living in hard water areas are almost 50% more likely to have eczema than those living in a softer water area. During the water softening process, ion exchange removes hard minerals. You will eliminate dry-skin problems while at the same time cutting back on the amount of soaps and detergents you use with hard water. Reducing your water hardness is one of the many ways to improve the quality of your skin.
Another way to improve your skin is to stay hydrated from within. Our drinking water systems can filter water so that you will have clean, safe water without hidden, harmful contaminants. That way, you’ll feel good knowing that the water you’re drinking is good for you. There are so many amazing benefits to staying hydrated. Water helps keep your skin cells hydrated so you’ll look fresh and younger. Likewise, it promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints stay lubricated and work better, keeps your skin supple and will cleanse toxins from your body.
According to the Idaho-based Panhandle Health District, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Staying hydrated is a simple way to help your health. Hydration ensures that your body has adequate water for flushing out toxins, transporting vital nutrients to cells and keeping tissues in the nose, throat, eyes and ears moist. In fact, every system in your body depends on water to function.
If you’re looking for ways to relieve itchy, dry skin or to stay hydrated from within, we can provide the perfect water softener or water filter for your home’s needs. Sometimes, the relief is easier than we think!