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How a Water Softener Helps Your Hair and Skin

June 19, 2023

Water softeners are associated with a lot of great benefits that can improve your quality of life. From softer laundry out of the wash and no more hard water spots on your dishes to better longevity for your plumbing, there’s plenty to love about water softeners. Additionally, after a water softener is installed, you may notice that it helps your hair and skin when you take a bath or shower. Here’s how a water softener helps your hair and skin.

Softer Water for Softer Skin

Taking a shower in hard water versus taking a shower in soft water can make a big difference on your skin, even when using the same soap. The reason for this is that hard water is less compatible with soap. Not only does soap not lather as well due to the minerals in hard water, but it can also leave a residue on your skin. This residue can cause dry and itchy skin. If you’re already prone to dry skin, hard water can aggravate these issues as well. Meanwhile, in soft water, soap is better able to lather and rinse off, making it more effective and resulting in smoother, softer skin that isn’t dried out.

Hard water can also be problematic for your skin because the minerals in it can clog your pores. It also strips away the moisture in your skin, which can result in excess oil production and breakouts for those with acne-prone skin. Softer water helps your skin retain its natural moisture and doesn’t clog your pores, helping to keep your skin clear as well.

Softer Water for Softer Hair

Just as hard water is harsh on your skin, the same goes for your hair. Hard water can cause your scalp to be dry and itchy, and shampoo residue can build up in your hair, leaving it dull and difficult to work with. Softer water will allow you to lather your shampoo more easily and ensure there’s no residue left in your hair when you rinse it out. Additionally, if you dye your hair, the minerals in hard water can cause the color to fade more easily. Softer water is friendly for your hair color as well.

How to Get Soft Water in Your Home

If you’re dealing with dry and itchy skin or other issues that indicate you have hard water in your home, it’s time to get a water softener installed. These products are designed to filter certain minerals out of your water to soften and condition the water for use throughout your home. With a water softener installed on your property, you’ll enjoy improvements to your skin and hair as well as a multitude of other benefits as well.

To learn more about the benefits of choosing a water softener for your home, contact Tri-State Water, Power & Air. We are pleased to be your source for water softeners for homeowners throughout the region.

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