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Shower Filters: Softer Skin and Hair

Posted by Administrator on 11/16/2009

A shower filter removes chlorine and other chemicals from your shower water. This process has several benefits for better health and cosmetic benefits. We’ll discuss a few of them here.

A good shower filter will remove chlorine and other impurities from the water coming from your shower. Chlorine is harmful in two ways while showering. It is inhaled through the steam in the shower and is absorbed into your skin. Chlorine is needed to clean the water in many areas, but it is a harmful chemical that has been shown to cause damage in several ways. The chlorine levels in many water sources are higher than the levels recommended for swimming pools. This chemical exists in a higher concentration in steam from a hot shower than in other tap water. The vapors remain after the water has gone down the drain. Chlorine has been linked to asthma, certain cancers and is a skin irritant, aggravating conditions such as eczema. A good shower filter can eliminate this threat to your family’s health.

Chlorine is damaging to the skin and hair. Excessive chlorine in your water will strip the natural oils from your hair. You have probably seen this effect of chlorine on your hair after swimming. You may have noticed this same drying effect after showering. The hair feels hard after washing, even after conditioning. You may notice increased flaking on your scalp. With a shower filter to remove the chlorine, you will quickly find your hair retains moisture better and feel softer. The difference in your hair will be seen almost immediately after the filter is installed in your shower.

Chlorine is damaging to the skin as well. The natural oils are stripped from your skin, leaving it feeling tight and dry. The drying effect on the skin over a period of time and can increase the look of premature aging of the skin. You may experience redness and irritation after showering in heavily chlorinated water. A shower filter leaves your skin feeling softer and helps the skin retain moisture.

There are many types of shower filters available. There are a few things to consider when choosing a filter: Shower filters are available in hand held and wall mounted varieties. Both can remove chlorine equally well and your preference is the main consideration here. Two stage and one stage filters are available. Two stage filters remove VOCs and other harmful chemicals in addition to chlorine. Remember, your hair and skin is worth it. Use the best tools to keep you looking beautiful.


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