Interested in the potential health effects of hard water?
Water is an essential component of our lives. We use water to stay hydrated, to cook, to clean ourselves, to wash our pets, and for many other daily activities! However, not all water is of the same quality. If you’ve ever had scales in your sinks, chalky stains on your faucets, foul plumbing, faded clothes, and stained bathtubs, then you probably have a hard water problem.
What exactly is hard water?
Hard water refers to a freshwater supply that contains high amounts of natural minerals like magnesium and calcium.
Hard water can lead to dry skin, hair loss and other negative effects:
Using hard water for long periods will dry out your skin and cause bumpy patches to form on your skin. These skin issues are caused by the presence of excessive minerals in the water. And while hard water doesn’t cause skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, it can worsen your symptoms if you do have these conditions. Additionally, hard water contains a lot of iron, which doesn’t blend well with soap. As a result, you won’t be able to shower or bath properly! This remaining soap scum on your skin can also clog your pores, lead to a buildup of oils, and eventually cause skin conditions like acne.
If you notice that your hair is incredibly dry, frizzy, or suffering from split ends, you may have a hard water problem. To clarify, it’s not the minerals in hard water that cause this dryness in your hair. There’s increased dryness because the minerals prevent hair shampoo, conditioner, soap, laundry detergent, and more from fully dissolving. As a result, the product sticks to your hair and leaves it frizzy and riddled with split ends!
Hard water can also lead to hair loss.
The high levels of calcium and magnesium in the water can thin your hair out and lead to increased breakage. This can also destroy your hair follicles and cause a build-up of dandruff and other dry scalp issues.
Long-term exposure to hard water can have a detrimental impact on your kidney and lead to kidney dysfunction. Kidney dysfunction can lead to more serious health risks, including cerebrovascular disease, diabetes and others. As a result, it’s crucial to avoid long-term consumption of hard water if you want to stay healthy!
Ready to get rid of hard water?
If you’re looking to install a better and healthier water supply system in your home or workplace, visit the Aqua Soft Palm Beach website today. Our water systems are engineered to solve any drinking water problem you might have. This way, you’re sure to feel and taste the difference! By investing in our water systems, everyone in your home or workplace will have luxuriously soft water and worry-free drinking water that doesn’t rely on electricity.
Contact us today to get a drinking water station, water softener system, reverse osmosis system, or any other water solution you may need. This way, you can avoid all the negative health effects of hard water on your skin and body.