The Relationship Between Hard Water and Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that leads to itchy, inflamed, dry skin. This skin condition affects millions of individuals worldwide.

There are a variety of factors that contribute to developing eczema, including the type of water we use daily.

In this story, we'll explore the connection between hard water and eczema, examine its effects on the skin, and offer practical solutions for managing eczema in hard water areas.

Some research suggests that hard water can contribute to the development and exacerbation of eczema symptoms according to a 2020 review of 16 prior studies.

It is thought that the excess minerals present in hard water can disrupt the delicate balance of the skin’s pH levels and impair its natural moisture barrier.

This can further compromise the skin’s barrier, leading to dry, red, itchy skin known as atopic eczema.

This is because washing your body with hard water damages your natural skin barrier leading to skin irritation.

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