We spend so much time making sure that our water is hot enough, and that pipes are flowing properly, that we forget many of the other important factors associated with household water. These days, more and more research is piling up that shows ‘hard water’ can have a detrimental effect on your skin.
Hard water will contain large amounts of calcium and magnesium ions. These bind to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), rendering them insoluble, so they enter the protective barrier of the skin.
Skin conditions that may result from hard water in Loughborough, Shepshed and Hathern.
Eczema is a skin condition that can cause blotches on the skin and itchy irritation. There are a number of different creams that dermatologists recommend for the condition, but these only treats the symptoms. Eczema can still flare up repeatedly so it is important to get to the root of the problem.
Hard water tears away the natural skin barrier that keeps our skin moisturised and in good health. People that tend to have hard water are more susceptible to eczema. Eliminating the hard water in your home can help alleviate the underlying issue that could be causing your eczema symptoms.
Help with Hard Water
It’s sometimes hard to believe that hard water could be causing the skin conditions we are trying to treat, but this is often the case. If you have been suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, and have worked diligently to find a solution to no avail, it might be time to look at the water in your home.
Determining if you have hard water can be as simple as looking for the ring left around your bathtub. Hard water leaves behind calcium deposits that stick to everything from the actual tub to the fixtures bringing the water into the home.
For further advice and guidance on this issue, trust Synergy Plumbing Services. We are highly skilled plumbers in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, and Belton.
Our expert plumbing team can determine if you have hard water. We can also offer a variety of solutions for hard water households.