There are not many things that wake you up in the morning better than a refreshing shower. The same goes for when you come back home after a hard day’s work with a nice warm bath to wash away all the tiredness and fatigue.
While spending a few peaceful minutes alone in the shower is itself a self-care practice, there are a few additional things you can do to make your shower even more of an enjoyable and beneficial routine.
Installing a shower or bath filter in your bathroom is one of the glamorous yet underappreciated hygiene practices that can improve your skin and hair.
When you hear the terms ‘soft water’ or ‘hard water’ this is referring to the mineral content (particularly calcium and magnesium carbonates) within water.
Hard water, which has a high concentration of dissolved minerals, can dry up your skin and hair. It is found in many households across Australia. Hard water is often to blame if you've ever noticed a filmy residue on your skin after a shower.
In this article, we'll go over 5 reasons to filter your bath and shower water.
1. Chlorine-free water promotes healthy hair and skin
Did you know that taking a hot shower exposes us to 100 times more chlorine and toxins than drinking unfiltered tap water?
Chlorine has been added to tap water for years. Sometimes the chlorine concentration in tap water is so high that its odour can be noticed right away. While water providers add chlorine to tap water to combat bacteria and other germs, this does not negate the fact that it is a harmful chemical, particularly to the skin.
Using a shower filter, like the Pure Water Systems Inline Water Filter can assist in neutralising harmful toxins, softening your skin and preventing hair damage.
2. Contaminants such as lead, and other heavy metals irritate your skin
The skin is a delicate organ that protects our bodies from the toxic components around us. When some toxins in water come into contact with the skin, it can negatively impact our skin and overall health and wellbeing.
Installing a shower filter isn't the most attractive task, but it's worthwhile if you're sick of skin problems.
3. It can benefit people with sensitive skin conditions i.e. eczema
Showering is both an enjoyable and personal time for many of us. However, showering and bathing with contaminated tap water depletes our skin and hair’s natural protective oils, resulting in drying, irritation, and bacterial imbalances.
Softened water can make a difference when it comes to relieving chronic skin problems like eczema. By removing chlorine from shower water and keeping our bodies sufficiently hydrated, we enable our body’s natural healing systems to function effectively.
There are a number of water softeners and reverse osmosis purifiers that can improve this in households with hard water.
Talk with one of our water experts today (1300 808 966) to find the right solution for your home. All water softener systems are prepared, supplied, and installed specifically for your needs.
4. There are a number of benefits for baby baths
It is not uncommon for young babies to develop rashes or dry skin during their formative years. As a result, using a bath or shower filter can prevent or avoid skin irritations for infants with sensitive skin.
Due to higher levels of sodium in hard water, it is more difficult to create foam. Consequently, more soap is required to produce lather, which can disturb a baby’s skin pH balance.
The Pure Water Systems Bath Ball is made with a special patented filtration media. It is portable and easy to DIY install, fitting onto most bath taps. This also makes it ideal for people who rent or are on the move.
5. Prevents contaminant build-up in shower, appliances, tiles and grout
Keeping your tiles, appliances, and grout clean is the best way to protect yourhome and bathroom for years to come. Hard water can induce white calcification, which sticks in between tiles and grows over time.
It can be difficult to remove and, in most cases, takes away the bathroom's aesthetic appeal. By installing a shower filter, you can mitigate the negative effects of hard water and the amount of time spent cleaning.
Healthy skin, hair and overall wellness begins with good water
Using a shower filter can result in improved skin and hair without having to fork out lots of money on hair and beauty products.
A shower filter not only protects your skin, but also your bathroom by reducing the build-up of chemicals, contaminants and other ‘nasties’ found in town water.
Click here to view the range of bath and shower filters or phone the Pure Water Systems Product Specialists on 1300 808 966 to discuss which bathroom water filter is best for you and your family.