Skin Disorders and Water
Skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and chronic
dryness are all heavily effected by the moisture
content of the skin.
Showering and bathing in chlorinated tap water robs
skin and hair of their natural protective oils, causing
scaling and itching. Chlorine is a strong oxidant and
causes damage to skin and hair even at very low levels.
Most tap water maintains a residual chlorine level
greater than is recommended for swimming pools, 1.5
Chlorine also kills much of the beneficial bacteria on
the surface of the skin that offers a natural defense
against skin disorders.
By removing chlorine from our shower water, where most
of the exposure to chlorine occurs, and keeping our
bodies hydrated properly, we allow our body's natural
healing mechanisms to work properly. In many cases
shower filtration can help prevent and cure skin
disorders. As with most health problems, prevention is
usually more effective than treatment.