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Old 08-29-2002, 12:55 PM   #1
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hard vs soft water

I grew up with a water softener, and now that I don't have one my skin is so dry and I'm wondering if soft water can reduce breakouts too?

 
Old 08-29-2002, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: hard vs soft water

I asked this question awhile back. Didn't get any repsonses. It would stink if water was the cause of acne, but I doubt it is.

Hard and soft vary in ph balance, but I don't think the ph difference would effect our skin as it does say, tropical fish.

 
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Old 08-29-2002, 05:26 PM   #3
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Re: hard vs soft water

Ya know, you guys might be onto something. I dunno. I just know that when we moved into this current house, which has well water, my skin got worse. I've stopped drinking our water and go with bottled instead, but I have often wondered if just washing my face with this water could be having an effect. Wonder if there are any studies out there about this stuff...

 
Old 08-29-2002, 06:03 PM   #4
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Re: hard vs soft water

Hey Rag, I was just reading what you said about well water and I too have well water. Drink it (filtered) and wash my face with it as well. I was thinking about this the other day myself...wondering if that could be the cause...That would totally stink if washing my face with the well water was making me break out!!! I think I may try a little experiment and go buy a lot of bottled spring water and drink it as well as wash my face with it...do this for a week and see what happens. Sounds kinda silly i guess, but that would be so crazy if its actually the water giving me problems!!!

 
Old 08-30-2002, 04:02 AM   #5
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Yeah, definatly well water, I went to a summer home like thing with well water, which I had to wash in, but didn't drink, and my skin got EXTREMLY bad...almost like I was allergic to it or something...
So maybe it is causing breakouts?? Who knows, there are SO many things...it's insane to think about, lol.

 
Old 08-30-2002, 04:42 AM   #6
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Re: hard vs soft water

i think for most of us it is definately something internal (hormones, etc) that causes acne. but outside things might aggravate it, and just last night i read in paula begoun's new beauty bible that hard water leaves deposits on your skin that can clog pores. go figure.

 
Old 08-30-2002, 08:55 PM   #7
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When I lived with my parents I had soft water. Then I moved out and went to college and had hard water. I have to say that I like hard water the best because I never feel like I get clean with soft water. It always leaves a film of soap on my skin. I don't know if I break out more one way or the other but I feel more clean with hard.

 
Old 08-30-2002, 09:50 PM   #8
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We had hard water all my life until about a month ago when we switched to soft. I have not seen any change in my skin at all.

 
Old 08-30-2002, 09:57 PM   #9
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Water doesn't have any effect in my book for a few reasons.
I lived in an pretty old house (100 years old) for my childhood until 15 and I developed acne when I was 15. My acne at 15 was mild.
I moved to a newly built home for 2 years it increasing got worse.
Now I live in a 50 year old house and my acne is a little bit better than before.
All these houses didnt have well water.

 
Old 08-31-2002, 02:11 AM   #10
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We just switched to soft water about 2 weeks ago. I've been testing it out for the past week to see if there would be any change in my skin and I have to be honest, I have seen an improvement. I've also been soking my face with it every other day for about 6 min. I'll wait and continue what I'm doing. I'll let everyone know if it works. It's great for hair!

 
Old 09-01-2002, 09:07 AM   #11
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i read that the "squeeky clean" feeling with hard water is actually mineral deposits on your skin. it's the opposite of what you think (it feels like soft water leaves a film, but it's actually the reverse.

 
Old 09-01-2002, 05:33 PM   #12
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Re: hard vs soft water

emarion is right..
I just want to say that water can cause skin problems.
I installed a filter in my shower..it filters chlorine
and my skin improved alot..and since then i have been thinking about getting a water softener.....I'm thinking that soft water would be better for skin problems of any kind.

 
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