Hard water sucks. It’s basically water that’s full of natural minerals, like calcium and magnesium, that doesn’t properly dissolve or rinse away residue from body washes, detergents, and hair products.
In short, this means that hard water creates the perfect environment for dry, sensitive skin that is prone to super clogged pores and irritation. Sounds awful, right? That’s because it is! But it’s also very avoidable.
With the right body wash and a little patience, you should be able to get around all the negative effects of showering in mineral-rich water in no time! Here are 3 must-try body washing combatting the issue.
The Body Wash by Nécessaire, $25
Use This When: You’re trying to shield your skin from hard water.
Infused with Glycerin, Niacinamide and Marula Oil, this body wash is not only the perfect daily cleanser for skin, but it’s also exceptionally moisturizing and nourishing. It shields the skin from the harmful effects of hard water by making sure your pores remain unclogged, while also preventing excessively dry and sensitive skin.
Clarifying Body Wash by Odele, $10
Use This When: Your shower water is starting to lead to clogged pores.
One thing about hard water is that it can lead to clogged pores because it does a poor job of washing away residue from body washes and hair products. This Clarifying Body Wash by Odele prevents this from happening by serving as pH-balanced deep cleanser that washes away the gunk while also supporting your skin barrier.
Shea Shower Cream by The Body Shop, $15
Use This When: Your pores aren’t clogged, but baby, that skin is dry!
Shea butter is an amazing moisturizer and this shower cream from The Body Shop unlocks all of it’s nourishing and healing power. Suitable for dry skin caused by hard water, it gently lathers up from a rich cream and leaves your skin feeling much softer and a lot more hydrated than it was when you first hopped in the shower.
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