Many of us know that having soft water flow from our faucets offers a variety of benefits – but do you know how beneficial it could be to the health of your skin?
Hard water contains higher-than-ordinary levels of dissolved minerals such as magnesium and calcium. The principal disadvantage of hard water is that the dissolved ions react with the chemicals in soap to create a sticky scum or curd and form deposits. These deposits are known to clog plumbing, leave luster-less dishes in the dishwasher, put more wear on your clothing, and turn swimming pools into a milky mess. In addition to household concerns, hard water leaves soap deposits on your skin and in your hair, causing both to become dry, unmanageable, and unhealthy.
Hard water isn’t only bad for your skin, it is known to aggravate eczema and other skin conditions. While there isn’t any hard evidence to prove it, thousands of people have had lasting relief after having a water softener installed in their homes. Just imagine millions of tiny rocks (Calcium) many times smaller than the particles on a sheet of sandpaper – then visualize these particles on your skin, stuck in the pores along with residues of soap and detergent ‘scum’ rubbing and aggravating your skin throughout the day. In addition to the irritants stuck on your skin, hard water scum does not rinse from your clothing, towels, or bed linens so you have the added disadvantage of these residues being in constant contact with your skin. Another reason hard water can irritate your skin and eczema is due to the increased use of soap and detergent. Since soap isn’t able to lather sufficiently in hard water, people need to use more of it – unfortunately, these products are known to inflame the skin of eczema sufferers.
RWI Base Water of Camp Pendleton wants to help you and your family be comfortable in your own skin! In addition to removing the calcium and magnesium from your hard water, our water softeners also help to eliminate chlorine. While chlorine is added to our city water by supply companies to prevent disease, high concentrations can cause other problems when it comes into contact with your skin. By installing a water softener in your home, you will be removing three perils – scale, scum, and chlorine – by doing so, your skin’s health and comfort can be significantly improved!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get signed up with our Exchange Tank Program. With this system, an RWI Base Water technician will deliver a fresh Soft Water Tank to your home and exchange it every week, every 2 weeks, or every 4 weeks depending on the number of people in your family. In addition to helping with soft water, RWI Base Water of Camp Pendleton can help with the taste of your water using our R.O. Drinking Water System. With an under-the-sink, R.O. Drinking Water System you can fill & refill water bottles every day and keep them in the fridge. This way, you will always have a plentiful & refreshing supply of cold, clean, great tasting drinking water. Contact RWI Base Water of Camp Pendleton today to see how we can help you and your skin be healthy!