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Posted on May 9, 2010

Can a Shower Water Filter Benefit My Skin and Hair?

When we swim in chlorinated pool water, you know that the first thing you need to do afterwards is to shower and wash our hair thoroughly to remove all the chlorine. You also know that you need to use conditioner and moisturizer to try to counteract the damaging effects of the chlorine on our hair and skin. If you don’t do this, you learn pretty quickly that your hair and skin dry out from the exposure to the harsh chemicals. Your hair can even take on a green tint from the chlorine after extended exposure.

Because chlorine is used to kill germs and bacteria in the public water supply, the water coming from every tap in our homes has a surprisingly high level of chlorine in it. It may be a level that is not detectable without chemical tests. It is definitely enough to damage your skin and hair when you bathe or shower in it. This is only one of the chemicals that have been proven to be in our tap water that can dry out or even cause damage to your skin and hair.

If you have not yet installed a shower water filter, the water you use to bathe and wash your hair may contain alarming levels of chemicals you would never knowingly allow to touch your skin. That same contaminated shower water will cause harm to your children or to infants in the home whom you may shower or bathe regularly in the water that comes from the faucets in your bathrooms. Infants have particularly sensitive skin, so parents should do all they can to eliminate the impact of contamination in the shower water causing damage to a little one’s skin and hair.

The hot water in your shower opens your pores and increases the rate at which your skin absorbs these toxins. Think of the long-term effect on your skin of showering and washing your hair in water containing chlorine and other synthetic chemicals day after day, year in and year out. Over time, these chemicals will cause visible damage to your skin and hair.

In the olden days, it was common for families to have a rain barrel to catch the rain for later household use. This was not merely for convenience. Even in the days before synthetic chemicals were introduced into the public water supply, young ladies knew that washing their hair in rain water was important for keeping it soft and beautiful. After installing a shower water filter, the water you use to shower will feel like rain water or fresh spring water.

The very first time you take a shower after installing a shower water filter, you will be able to tell the difference it makes to bathe with filtered water. Removing those shower water contaminants and chemicals makes the water feel soft and clean as it rinses away the grime of the day.

Your hair will be noticeably softer and silkier. Your skin will feel moist and smooth to the touch, because it will retain its natural moisture. It doesn’t make sense to spend money on expensive creams to restore your skin’s moisture or on conditioner to try to keep your hair from becoming dry and brittle, when you can help your skin and hair retain their natural moisture just by installing a shower water filter. Aquasana is a quality water filter supplier that can provide you with the perfect shower water filter to suit your needs. By evaluating whether to put a shower water filter in at the faucet or to install a whole house water filter, Aquasana can help design a water filtration solution that will address all of the water quality needs of you and for your family.