Living in a hard water area doesn’t just scale up the kettle and take the shine off a new bathroom. It may be a trigger for skin conditions.
Hard water contains high levels of calcium, magnesium and minerals. It has been hypothesised to aggravate atopic dermatitis as the high concentration of calcium and magnesium are irritant to skin, therefore higher amount of soap is needed to achieve lather, which means you use more soap to get clean. Soap can have a negative effect on the skin barrier.
Date of preparation: October 2018.