Water Nerd Post WARNING. With average pH levels of 7, chances are your tap water is doing more harm than good to your skin.
Here is a quick rundown of the effect of different water types on your skin:
- Chlorinated tap water can irritate and dry-out our skin by robbing it of its natural oils and hydration. All US tap water has chlorine. If you have the option to opt-out, it is totally worth getting a chlorine filter for the sink and shower.
- Mineral heavy water can be the cause of dryness, breakouts and irritations on your skin. If you have this type of water, consider getting a water softener system.
- Distilled water robs our skin of minerals. As it is mineral deficient itself, it will much too easily absorb the minerals in our skin.
- Bottled Spring water or clean (tested) well water is best.
- Tap water that has been filtered (to remove at a minimum the chlorine) is a close second best.
- Soft water from an in-house water softener installation system as mentioned in #2. Lucky you. This is much easier on our skin and the most practical solution.
While we are on the subject of water, it’s worth mentioning that hot shower water of any kind is never good directly applied on our skin, especially our face. Aim for warm but not hot!
If you are experiencing an allergy, sunburn, or recovering from a trauma-based procedure (not a good idea btw) using spring water to cleanse and rinse your skin can make a huge difference in how fast your skin recovers. For more recovery benefits, you can explore medi-holistic treatments.
If you feel you need more advice on using the right kind of water, schedule a free skin consultation where I provide bespoke advice for your exact needs.