Water Nerd Post WARNING. With average pH levels of 7, chances are our tap water is doing more harm than good to our skin. The effect of different water types on our skin can be tremendous. Let’s explore the which type of water is best for our skin.

What Does Each Type Of Water Do?

  1. Chlorinated tap 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Distilled robs our skin of minerals. As it is mineral deficient itself, it will much too easily absorb the minerals in our skin.
  4. Bottled Spring or clean & tested well water is best.
  5. Tap that has been filtered (to remove at a minimum the chlorine) is a close second best.
  6. 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, it’s worth mentioning that a hot shower of any kind is never good directly applied on our skin, especially our face. Aim for warm but not hot!

Which Water Type Is Best?

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 skincare.

If you feel you need more advice on using the right kind of water, schedule a Complimentary Virtual Consult where I provide bespoke advice for your exact needs.