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This post is contributed by Advanced Home Services, a Crusader Water Systems installer in the Idaho Falls area.

The beauty industry has blown up in the past few years thanks to beauty bloggers, influencers, and the sheer number of products available on the market. Between the cleansers, exfoliators, serums, face oils, moisturizers, and prescription and specialty products available for fine lines, aging, dark spots, and more, it’s no wonder the beauty industry is valued at over $500 billion.¹

Even with so much emphasis placed on how we look, few homeowners think about one of the biggest impacts on the quality of our skin—our water supply.

Can hard water make you break out? 

Washing your face helps to rid it of bacteria, dirt, and excess oils that clog your pores and cause breakouts. However, when you wash your face with hard water, the mineral content in the water makes it much harder to wash off the soap residue. The leftover soap residue can build up, and as your skin tries to complete its natural process of releasing oil through your pores, your pores can become clogged—resulting in acne.

Can hard water cause psoriasis or eczema?

Hard water strips the natural moisture from your skin which can lead to dry, itchy, and flaky skin. While hard water itself does not cause skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, or dermatitis, it’s certainly enough to further irritate the skin and cause flare-ups of preexisting conditions. Many people with these conditions have found that adding a water treatment system to their home greatly reduces their symptoms and their dependence on medicated products for relief.

Does hard water age your skin? 

Hard water contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, and calcium that can break down the collagen and strip the natural moisture in your skin—which can lead to dull, sagging skin and fine lines that make you look older. Anti-aging skincare is a 50 billion dollar a year industry; instead of buying into the next miracle product that may or may not work, consider starting with a water treatment system that can improve your skincare routine with minimal effort.

Save Your Skin with a Water Treatment System:

While these issues aren’t life-threatening, dealing with habitually dry skin or acne and paying for moisturizers, specialized serums, prescription products, or even expensive professional dermatology services can add up fast. The simplest and best solution to skin issues that have been aggravated by hard water is to improve your water quality with water treatment services.

Consult with your local water quality expert to help protect your skin and determine which treatment system is right for you. 

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