Damaging effects of hard water ? Our very own Melanie has a water Softner in herhouse and it has made a MASSIVE improvement to her skinUKH20 Can help with your Eczema
People with eczema might find their skin improves when they install a water softener or move to a soft water region. This is because hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium which can potentially irritate the skin.
Another reason is that households in hard water areas tend to use more soap and detergent when washing clothes and bathing - products we know inflame the skin of eczema sufferers. Water softeners have an ‘ion exchange’ system which removes the calcium and magnesium salts from the water, thus completely eliminating the hardness.
Could switching to softened water help?
More than 60% of households are located in hard water areas in England and Wales. Research carried out at the University of Nottingham** by dermatologists, medical geographers and statisticians in 1998 indicated that hard water could play a part in causing eczema flare-ups in some children.
The study, involving more than 7,500 school age children, found that eczema is around 50% more common in primary schoolchildren living in hard water areas than those who live in soft water areas. This could not be attributed to differences in age or social class.
UKh2o have softeners available on rental schemes with a rental buy back option. The cost of installation is £300 and then the rental is just £31.67 a month. If you decide to buy the softener within the year, we will refund 50% of your rental payments to date and install a brand new machine with a 10 year parts warranty and 1 year labour warranty.
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* Source: National Eczema Society 2001.
** Source: Professor Hywel Williams, University of Nottingham, August 1998
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