Cleopatra famously bathed in donkey milk. Celebrities like Beyonce and Serena Williams take baths in expensive bottled spring water. And Cameron Diaz washes her face with it. All in the name of beauty and skincare!
But you don’t have to go that far. We’ve a beauty secret that’s one of the best natural skin hydration treatments. And it’s far simpler and cheaper than you think…filtered water!
There’s no doubt that drinking the recommended daily amount of filtered water a day is good for your skin. Many report that drinking an increased amount of water gives their skin an extra glow. Take Elle MacPherson, she drinks 3 litres of water a day and swears by it.
These days ladies spend hundreds on expensive face creams, serums and cosmetic procedures to save their skin. Many on a quest for eternal youth. Yet still wash their faces with tap water.
So what’s wrong with that? Well…tap water has chlorine in it. Fact.
The chlorine is a necessity as it disinfects the water and kills harmful bacteria…. It’s what makes our tap water drinkable. Basically chlorine is a cheap way to treat water for mass consumption.
Although it’s only a small amount of chlorine, you can still taste it which is why we love the taste of filtered water. But did you know that chlorine has an effect on your skin too?
The chlorine in tap water is an irritant. It takes all the essential protective oils out of your skin causing dry skin, acne, rashes and eczema.
Many believe that the chlorine in tap water dehydrates the skin so much that it can lead to premature ageing. Yep. Say hello to fine lines and wrinkles.
And it’s not just your skin. It’s also bad for your hair, as the chlorine can also strip away the hair’s natural colour and protective oils, making it dry and dull.
It’s not a good idea to wash your face in water that’s at the same temperature and water pressure as your body.
Discovery Health claim that hot showers open up the pores allowing the annoying and irritating chlorine to seep into your skin and do damage.
Ms Scott, founder and co-director of The Clinic in Sydney’s Bondi says,
“A hot shower can cause and exacerbate fragile capillary networks in the cheeks leading to unattractive, visible capillary networks and worsened impaired skin conditions.”
So it’s easy to protect your skin. Avoid the shower and cleanse and rinse your face at the bathroom sink without the chlorine.
How do you do that? Simple.
Install an Inline Water Filter to your existing bathroom or ensuite tap. The WFA Vanity is brand new to the market and fits neatly under your bathroom vanity unit. You’ll have fast flowing filtered water to wash your face every day without the chlorine.
Hello healthy, hydrated and glowing skin!
And while you are at it…why not try these other beauty tips with filtered water
It’s never been easier to make this natural beauty skin secret part of your daily routine!
Buy a WFA Vanity Water Filter today.
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