Let’s face it: most people don’t think twice about the water that comes into their home. They simply assume that it’s safe to use.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. For instance, hard water has the potential to cause a variety of health concerns — not to mention the fact that it can damage appliances, pipes, and much more.
Even though hard water is safe to ingest, that doesn’t mean that it’s good for your body. Here’s why: hard water has the potential to reduce the moisture level of your skin and hair.
As a result, you can expect both your skin and hair to dry out. This leads to flaky, itchy skin along with dandruff in your hair. And if that’s not bad enough, hard water also increases the likelihood of eczema and acne flare-ups.
If you’ve been experiencing any side effects of hard water, buy a test kit to determine if this is the problem. This may lead you to install a water softener, which should bring you the relief you’re seeking.
The health of your hair and skin is critical to your overall well-being. Don’t ignore possible causes such as hard water.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.