Health Benefits of Softened Water
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 clothes.
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 the best skin care.
Many soap manufacturers also add lots of additional chemicals to attempt to combat or overcome the effects of hard water.
However, by just using softened water and soap (a plant based soap without animal tallow is even better) 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 may help 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. By using softened water you can reduce the use of these products on your baby. For men, 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 frequent 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.
Pure Water at Home
At Uisce4U, one of our popular water purification systems utilises RO or reverse osmosis technology. This type of water purification is the equivalent of using activated carbon filtration system plus distillation. Most systems available employ two activated carbon filters together with a semi permeable membrane. The membrane will assist in the effective reduction of inorganic impurities, which the carbon filter will not. Unlike the distillation systems the reverse osmosis system will provide a convenient supply of treated water to a separate tap.
Drinking water filters and filtration systems mainly use activated carbon as the principle media. The activated carbon filter for water is excellent where taste improvements are desired. They will also help reduce organic (and partially some inorganic) impurities from the water. It is possible to have combination a drinking water filter that in part reduce other impurities. Moulded carbon block filters will also reduce particulate matter. Specialist filters are also available to remove newer contaminants like microplastics and pharmaceuticals.
Activated carbon in the main cannot effectively eliminate water hardness. It also only offers a limited or no improvement in the reduction of inorganic compounds such as aluminium, fluoride, nitrates and more. Specialist filters and filter cartridges are available from Uisce 4 U to handle inorganic compounds and metals such as aluminium, iron and lead.
Generally, a standard drinking water filter improves the taste of tap water considerably.
For people who wish to reduce all the impurities found in their water supply, water distillation or reverse osmosis water purifying systems are the other options available.
For pure clean and healthy water in your home, you can depend on the filter systems and service from Uisce4U. Call us at 061-351643 for a free consultation.