From drinking 75+ ounces each day to regularly cooking with and bathing in it, clean water is essential for our daily lives. Water filters further purify already disinfected water, and for good reason. Water filters remove contaminants that can negatively impact your health, including viruses and pathogenic bacteria (salmonella and E. coli) as well as lead, mercury, BPA, and more. Plus, installing a water filter in your home can greatly benefit the health of your hair and skin.
The magic is found by filtering the water that you use to bathe or shower. (Though, we won’t discourage you from filtering your drinking water, too!) In fact, and contrary to popular belief, there is a lack of research that drinking water actually improves your skin’s hydration or appearance. However, it is true that using filtered water when bathing contributes to hydrated skin and silky hair.
Here are three ways you will notice improvements in your hair and skin by installing a water filter in your home’s bathroom faucets:
- Water Filters Reduce Chlorine
- Filtered Water Combats Irritated Skin
- Filtered Water Is Low Maintenance
Water Filters Reduce Chlorine
Public and city water systems often disinfect water with chlorine before it ever enters your home in order to kill harmful microorganisms. While drinking chlorine-treated water should not be a health concern, bathing in it can take a toll on your hair and skin over time. This is because chlorine strips away the essential oils and good bacteria that your skin needs – including your scalp – which can result in dry, itchy skin and brittle hair.
On the other hand, bathing with filtered water reduces your body’s exposure to chlorine significantly. Instead of eating away at your hair’s protective layers or eliminating your skin’s microbial communities, the chlorine is filtered out of your shower or bath water, which means both a more natural cleanse for your body and softer, stronger skin and hair.
Filtered Water Combats Irritated Skin
With that being said, studies have been conducted that show unfiltered water – containing chlorine and hard minerals (such as iron, calcium, and magnesium) – can damage and irritate skin, especially sensitive skin. Some research has even found that hard and chlorinated water can actually worsen skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
There is a solution, thankfully: Soft or filtered water is void of the harsh substances that can cause skin reactions. It also boosts your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Filtered Water Is Low Maintenance
When you think about the products you could purchase to reach your goals of glowing skin and luminous hair, it won’t be long before you are confronted with the costs. Around the world, skincare accounts for 42% of cosmetic sales, hair care claims another 22%, and make-up is close behind at 16%. Skincare products alone are projected to generate $177 billion in revenue in 2025.
If you prefer a low-maintenance and less-costly alternative that is no less an investment in your self-care and health, adding a water filter in your home is a great solution. Water filters are durable, easy to service, long-lasting, and therefore low maintenance! You can also customize a filtration system for your specific needs, whether filtering all of the water in your home, or at the point of use from a specific outlet. At Green Group, a water filter also comes with a warranty of 10 years on all parts.