You have likely heard that drinking water is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But it can also be one of the best and most cost-effective aspects of your beauty self-care and beauty routine. Water plays a crucial role in every function of our bodies, including our skin, hair, and nails. Chronic dehydration can cause thin and dry nails, brittle hair, and dry and wrinkled skin. Staying hydrated allows your body to keep moisture and natural oils moving through your nail beds, hair follicles, and skin.
But if your home has hard water, it may be causing additional challenges for your hair, skin, and nails. Let’s dive into hard water and how it can impact your hair, skin, and nails.
Hard Water and Your Hair
Hard water contains high levels of extra minerals, like calcium and magnesium. While these are not harmful to consume, bathing in hard water can prevent your soap and shampoo from properly lathering. This may lead you to use more soap to compensate.
Rather than lifting dirt and oil away from your hair, the minerals in hard water can trap the soap in your hair, making it challenging to get the product fully rinsed out. The result can be hair that feels dry and limp and becomes brittle over time.
Hard Water and Your Skin
Hard water can dry out your skin. Just like your hair, the high mineral content makes it challenging to effectively lather and rinse away the soap. Plus, the minerals in hard water can also leave behind a fine film, leaving your skin itchy and irritated. Lotions may help relieve the initial symptoms, but the only way to solve the problem is to remove the excess minerals in your home’s water.
Hard Water and Your Nails
If you frequently wash your hands or do dishes by hand using hard water, your nails may become dry and brittle. The excess minerals in hard water can slowly break down the layers of keratin that make up your nails. In addition, the excess soap and mineral film left behind by hard water can build up around your cuticles, leading to chronic dryness and breakage.
Special conditioning treatments and lotions can make a temporary improvement, but they won’t solve the underlying problem (and the cost of these specialized products can add up over time). Every time you get into the shower or wash your hands in hard water, you may be reintroducing the same problem. In order to help your skin, hair, and nails to be in their best state, you need to be drinking and bathing in clean, pure water.
A whole home water purification system can provide a customized solution to combat the exact minerals affecting your home’s water. Making sure water running through your home is free from these excess minerals will ensure that soaps and shampoos are used more efficiently and can be sufficiently rinsed away, leaving behind truly clean and moisturized hair, skin, and nails.
Schedule a FREE in-home water test today to find out exactly what’s in your water, how it’s affecting your home, and how a whole-home system can help.