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Skin Effects of Hard Versus Soft Water | AshtonTucker

Skin Effects of Hard Versus Soft Water 

In many cases, a big part of the water treatment process revolves around the difference between hard and soft water. Hard water is a more natural form of water that continues to contain minerals and other sediments, where soft water is water that’s been purified of many of these elements.

At AshtonTucker, our water treatment systems are designed to get you exactly the type of water you desire for your facility. Both hard and soft water can come with their benefits, but one is definitely preferable when it comes to skin care and skin quality. Let’s look at how hard water can hurt the skin and soft water can benefit it, and how you can get more of the latter with our water process equipment.

Hard Water Effects

Minerals found in hard water like calcium and magnesium can make it very difficult for water and soap to combine in the proper ways. They also leave behind a scummy residue, and can have a bit of a stench in large enough quantities.

This residue also gets in to skin, though, and can clog pores and cause other issues. Studies have shown that eczema is much more likely in places with primarily hard water. Hard water can cause wrinkles and dry skin over time, plus blemishes and pimples.

Soft Water Effects

Water that’s been purified of these minerals and other debris is much better for skin. It combines more easily with soap, and doesn’t clog pores. It also may require less soap in many cases, and can allow many people to stop spending as much money on lotions that were primarily just countering the negative effects of hard water.


Many people spend their whole lives bathing in and using hard water, and they don’t even know there’s an alternative. They’ll associate the “squeaky clean” feeling they get after a shower with true cleanliness – in reality, this is often soap scum and dead skin resulting from the use of hot water. You truly want your skin to feel slick and slippery – this means natural oils haven’t been stripped, but dead skin has.

Interested in learning more about the differences between soft and hard water, or about details of our water processing equipment? Speak to the experts at AshtonTucker today. 


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