One of the best skin care tips is to use softened water. Hard water minerals react with soap products to produce scum. You normally see scum around the wash basin, shower and bath. This scum is a sticky deposit that not only sticks to the sanitary ware but can stay on your body when you bathe, it even sticks on the fibres of your laundry.
Skin will also have a layer of this soap scum after washing with hard water and soaps. People frequently complain of dry skin or dry scalp and have to use use moisturising creams to counteract it. After bathing or showering with hard water many people will suffer dry itchy skin. Hard water minerals do not allow for best skin care.
Soap manufacturers add lots of additional chemicals to attempt to combat these problems.
However, by just using softened water and soap your skin will feel softer, silkier and better refreshed. Using less soap to clean the skin also appears to benefit people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis and perhaps as relief to the condition of skin cancer.
Babies with their very delicate skin, can be easily irritated by hard water due to the excessive use of soaps and detergents. Using softened water you will reduce the use of these products. Razor rash is reduced with soft water as the razor blades glide easier on the face, also extending the life of the razor blade.
Softer healthier skin is a common comment made by people using soft water to wash with; some even say that their complexion improves to make themselves look younger. Using softened water is one of the best ways promote healthy skin and hair.