Facial Skin Looking Older Than It Should? Soften Your Water

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If you suddenly notice fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin on your face, and you're only in your 20s or 30s, soften your home's water. Over time, the minerals in your water can harden and become too harsh on your skin. If you take multiple showers and baths throughout the day, your skin looks even worse. Water softening solves your problem because it reduces the presence of calcium, magnesium and other substances in your water. Here's how water softening works and tips on how to make the most of it for your skin.

What's Water Softening?

Although the minerals inside your hard water aren't toxic or poisonous to you, they leave behind a filmy residue on your skin that makes it feel rough, dull and dry. Even if you wash your face with moisturizing soap, it won't lather up properly to remove all of the residue from your skin. In most cases, the moisturizers in your facial soap stay on the surface of your skin instead of penetrate your pores and cells, where they're needed most.

Water softening is a technique used to remove calcium and magnesium from your home's water supply. The technique involves using filtration systems and small tanks that catch hard water minerals as they pass through them.

A number of filtration systems feature special additives or chemicals that break down or disintegrate hard water minerals before they pass through your faucets and plumbing pipes. You receive softer water when you bathe and cleanse your skin as a result.

You place or install your equipment beneath the kitchen sink, in the basement or near your water heater for easy access. The systems are easy to use and assemble on your own.

How to Improve the Condition of Your Facial Skin After Softening Your Water?

After you install your water softening system, take steps to improve the condition of your facial skin right away. One of the things you can do is use facial moisturizers that don't contain harsh chemicals, such as laurel sulfates and animal fats. These substances can be expensive to buy, as well as damage the cells in your skin, which increases your risk for wrinkles and fine lines.

Instead, cleanse your face with natural products that contain only pure ingredients, such as organic coconut oil, tea tree oil and lavender. Because your water softening system improves the quality of your water, your facial soap lathers up better to cleanse away dirt and other skin impurities.

Finally, moisturize your face with natural emollients or oils for your skin type. For example, if the hard water causes you to have excessively dry skin, use a moisturizer that revives your skin's cells and pores.

Without the filmy residue of hard water coating your face, your skin and pores will soak up the moisturizer better without clogging up. Your wrinkles and fine lines look less visible, and your skin appears moist and supple.

If you need to know more about water softening and how it benefits you, contact a supplier today for more information.

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