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How Does Hard Water Affect the Body?

The beauty of a NuvoH2O salt-free water softening system is that our CitraCharge technology eliminates all of the negatives associated with hard water while preserving the positives. We give you the best of both worlds.


Hard water contains a high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are highly beneficial to a healthy body. We don’t strip those minerals away from your water, thus depriving your body of essential nutrients. We simply stop those minerals from forming scale in your pipes and water-based appliances, as well as on your fixtures and shower walls.


Softening your water has some obvious advantages when it comes to running a household, but it also has a few notable health benefits, too!


Here are some of the negative ways that hard water can impact your body:

  • Unsatisfying showers — Scale buildup in pipes and on fixtures can reduce water pressure, resulting in a “low flow” shower that doesn’t leave you feeling fresh and clean.
  • Scummy residue — It’s been said that hard water “doesn’t get along with soap.” In addition to affecting soap’s ability to lather and thoroughly clean your body, hard water minerals react with soap to leave behind a slimy, uncomfortable film on your skin. Soap scum can clog pores and weigh down your hair.
  • Skin irritation — Because it keeps soap from fully rinsing away, hard water can dry out and irritate skin. Showering every day in hard water may cause skin on your scalp to flake (also known as dandruff) and exacerbate any existing conditions such as eczema, acne, or psoriasis.
  • Limp, lifeless hair — Hard water also dries out hair, which can lead to breakage, thinning hair, and even hair loss. If you color your hair, washing it with hard water may cause your color to fade quicker than expected, leading you back to the salon for more frequent treatments.


If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, you might find that hard water is complicating your daily skincare routine. We all know how looking good can make you feel better, and this slideshow video shows why soft water might be exactly what’s missing from your beauty regimen:




For more information about how you can benefit from softening the water in your home or to shop for a whole-home water softener that will protect your skin and hair without stripping your water of healthy minerals, browse through our website or contact us today!