Water is one of those basic elements of life a lot of Western civilization tends to take for granted.
We don’t give it much thought unless there’s a reason.
Well, here’s a pretty good one: chlorine.
You might be thinking: “I filter my drinking water, so I’m good!”
It’s not the drinking water we’re talking about. We’re talking about the water that goes on your skin.
“It’s completely dehydrating and damaging,” says organic skin care expert Kim Walls. “It’s horrible for the microbiome [natural beneficial microorganisms residing in our bodies]. It’s horrible for the skin’s cell structure. It’s horrible for the mitochondria. It’s horrible with the energy source of the skin cells. It reduces the skin’s ability to regenerate and to turn over and it’s those new, fresh turnover cells that actually have that beautiful glow.”
And while you’re in the shower thinking you’re doing your body good, you might actually be doing your skin a disservice. The heated up tap water in your shower opens up your pores to absorb even more chlorine.
“They’re then breathing it in, they’re bathing in chlorine in a much different way than if they were just drinking it,” Walls says. “I mean, if you’re to pour a glass of water and it had chlorine in it, at least some of that would evaporate off. In a shower, it’s coming straight out of a tap and it’s going into your heated body and then it’s in your blood and it’s destroying your skin cells.”
Not a pretty picture. So what can we do?
It’s as simple as getting dechlorinators for your house. If cost is an issue, start with the biggest offender – the showerhead.
Here are some options:
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