Does softened water help with skin conditions?

We often receive queries from people keen to gain a better understanding of whether a water softener will help them with their skin conditions.

Whether skin is normal, sensitive or a condition such as eczema is present, soft water may help improve its condition.

Why?

Scum can be a nightmare to clean, due to it not being very soluble. It is even less so at higher temperatures.

Think about how this relates to your skin. Soap residues are a skin irritant. Hard water forms more residue in the first place and also is ineffective at washing these residues away.

To make matters worse, scale and scum aren’t just lurking in your shower rose, kettle heating element and on your skin. They are also present in bed linen, nightwear, and normal clothing which further adds to the prolonged exposure to these skin irritants.

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