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Many individuals prefer not to drink tap water and instead reach for the bottled water. But when it comes to washing and showering, is it a good idea to use tap water or can it actually damage the skin?

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This is a question that Byrdie has asked leading dermatologists such as Dr. Green. Ultimately, the risk factors come down to two different aspects. The first is where you live, and the quality of the tap water in your area, and the second is dependent on how sensitive your skin is.

One solution that Dr. Green recommends is using a water softener. Dr. Green suggests: “Water softeners are specifically designed to eliminate harsh minerals found in hard water such as calcium, magnesium, and iron”

You can get the full low-down on this subject on the Byrdie web site in the article, “How Much Damage Tap Water Can Really Do To Your Skin, According to Dermatologists

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