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What Hard Water Does to your Skin (And How to Combat the Effects) – Healthy Huntington

There are five layers worth taking into take into consideration: the epidermis layer is the highest, followed by the dermis which forms the middle and then it is followed by the hypodermis that is the layer of fat or lower layer. The skin barrier is known as the stratum corneum, acts as the layer that protects the outermost part of the skin. It is also one of the five layers in the epidermis. It shields us from bacteria and viruses as well as environmental toxins, which could create havoc within our bodies. While protecting us from environmental stressors, it also helps to hold onto moisture. It shields us from external stressors but holds on to moisture, which could cause our skin to dry out. The barrier of the skin shields us from
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The study found that water with a hard texture has high levels of calcium and magnesium, which are able to bind with surfactants like sodium lauryl or sodium thermo sulfur. The result is dry film of precipitate to form upon the face. Surfactants play a major role in shampoos and soaps as well as the liquid hand wash, toothpaste or washing up liquids as well as shower gels. Combining these ingredients with hard water can increase skin sensitivity. If the skin barrier has been damaged, the skin will be affected. Problems like dry, flaky, itchy the skin, sensitive and the appearance of redness and blisters on skin and swelling, inflammation as well as skin cancer, are becoming more prevalent. The soap-hardwater mixture can also cause skin irritations like whiteheads or blackheads. The same process can cause Psoriasis or eczema. If your skin is more susceptible to rashes and infections, this is also an indication of a weakening skin barrier.

The second issue that comes of hard water is the very high alkalinity. Hard water can cause skin to be more acidic than normal. In the process, the skin’s normal function gets disrupted which makes it more vulnerable to pathogens that may cause inflammation. As per the study’s principal study’s author, Dr. Simon Danby, those affected by


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