The Benefits of Soft Water for Summer Skin

Summer is on its way once again, bringing warm sunshine and longer days to spend outside, along with lots of fun outdoor activities. However, summer can also bring scorching heat, pollution, humidity, pool water chemicals, and air conditioning which can all be tough on skin. This is why in the hotter months it is especially important to learn the benefits of soft water for summer skin.

Many homes in the U.S. have hard water, which contains higher quantities of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals cause skin to lose moisture and are especially challenging for those with dry skin or skin conditions such as eczema. In fact, when skin becomes too dry, it triggers an increase in oil production, which can clog pores and cause acne breakouts.

Hard water also makes soaps and cleansers less effective and leaves behind a residue that can make skin feel itchy and dry, while soap lathers better and washes away easier with soft water. Hard water can also make the scalp dry and itchy as it does the skin on the rest of the body. A squeaky feeling after soaping means hard minerals are stripping skin of its natural oils, and summer skin needs all the moisture it can get, particularly if it becomes sunburned. 

Summer heat generally means more skin exposed with shorts, skirts and swimwear and often more shaving. Uncomfortable shaving bumps and razor burn can also be the result of hard water rather than over-shaving.

Yet, hard water can easily be turned into soft water by using a high-quality filtration and softener system that removes hard water minerals. To remove minerals in hard water, the softener system uses ion exchange technology. Untreated water enters a softener tank first, where negatively charged resin beads bond with the positively charged minerals in the water to remove them before the water enters into the home’s pipes. 

When you are looking to correct your hard water, discover all the benefits of installing a Brita PRO whole home water softener system to filter and remove the hard minerals. An added benefit is that you’ll use less soap and cleansers, saving you money for more fun in the sun.

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