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Can softened water help my Eczema and dry skin?

Calcium and magnesium minerals in hard water are aggressive, reacting with natural materials. This includes the protective oils that are produced by your skin to act as natural moisturisers.

As a result, washing in hard water leaves skin (and hair) feeling dry and scratchy. Which can be a real problem for those who suffer with Eczema and dry skin, a group that most of us fall into as we grow older.

Softening your water isn’t a cure for Eczema and dry skin. But it can make a real difference. Leaving your skin’s natural oils to provide the first layer of protection and comfort.


Eczema is a medical condition where skin becomes rough and inflamed with blisters, which cause itching and bleeding.

While soft or softened water is not a cure, many eczema sufferers do experience a marked improvement with a change of water. Fortunately there is a simple way to check whether you – or your child – will benefit from softening your water. If you have noticed a marked improvement when staying in a soft water area such as Wales of Scotland, you should enjoy the same improvement by softening your water at home.

This is most probably because softened water doesn’t interfere with your skins natural oils. And may also be because softened water doesn’t produce irritating soap and detergent scum, which can stick to skin and clothes.

See how softened water helped Dylan aged 3

Discover how a Kinetico water softener transformed the life of severe eczema sufferer Hannah.

“For me the worst part was being unable to hide it, as it affected my face.”

Water softener improves Hannah's eczema

Plagued by eczema for almost 30 years, having tried anything and everything, Hannah’s life has changed beyond belief with her Kinetico water softener.

Click here to read how researchers from the University of Sheffield and King’s College London have discovered that exposing the skin to hard water damages the skin barrier.

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