Skin is your largest organ and your first line of defense against viruses, bacteria, and other external elements. Protecting your skin is important because your skin also regulates your body temperature and helps prevent dehydration.
You may already know the importance of drinking quality water, but water used on the skin is just as important. Here are three reasons why you should take steps to protect your skin from municipally treated water:
Protect Your Skin From Premature Aging
The chlorine and fluoride used to treat municipal water ends up in your drinking glass and in your shower water. These chemicals can strip your skin of it’s natural oils and damage its collagen. Long term exposure can accelerate the aging process by causing dryness, cracking, and wrinkles.
Acne and Eczema
The chlorine, minerals, and metals found in tap water are all pore-clogging culprits that can lead to breakouts in acne-prone skin. These chemicals can also worsen eczema, a chronic condition that can cause skin to become very dry, red, and itchy.
A survey conducted by the EWG concluded that almost 100 different cancer-causing elements are polluting the drinking water in North America. These contaminants include everything from Nitrates to Arsenic, a mineral that can cause lesions on the skin and has been associated skin cancer. Chlorine is also shown to increase the production of free radicals within the body and can similarly heighten the risk of developing melanoma.
You water could even contain radioactive contaminants such as radon 222, a naturally occurring radioisotope found in well water.
How to Protect Your Skin!
The easiest and most effective way to protect your skin from the harmful pollutants in tap water is to use a quality filtration system. Use the Seychelle Filtration Water Pitcher to filter all the water you use in the kitchen, and use the filtration shower head to protect your skin in the shower. Visit our products page to find the perfect filtration system for your skin!