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#41 mike59

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:22 AM



will the regular like 20-40 dollar filters from home depot work? if so, try that! i think i mgiht buy one of those. but first im going to use my kitchen filterd water to see if thats the real problem.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 05:27 PM

Just want to say that I definitely agree with the idea that hard water can irritate skin and cause acne. My aunt lives up in Massachusetts and every time I am at her house my skin begins to peel and my acne goes bonkers! I asked my mother what this was from and she claimed the hard water does it and I agree.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:50 PM

I just recently moved back to my parents house and they use a water softener. My skin has broken out like CRAZY and it was not before. I'm seeing all these replies as to hard water being bad for your skin, but my skin was doing much better when I was using plain old city water. /cry ;P

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:54 PM

My hometown has soft water while the city i study in has hard water - so hard that you can taste the difference. I see a difference in my hair (so much nicer with hard water - but then my hair is psycho anyway lol) but not really with my skin. I had acne at home and at uni doubt.gif and it didn't start clearing up till i start birth control. Perhaps those ppl who cleared up had an allergic reaction to a mineral? Or maybe 'hard water' is different from US to australia. Wish it was that easy thou sad.gif

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:09 PM

To those of you that have water softeners, what hardness level do you set them to?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 02:05 PM

yes it does have alot to do with the water! At my parents house my skin stays relitively clear, I moved out a couple yrs ago my skin blows up. And I just recently went 2 jail 4 a couple of months...that was the worst, the water there is recycled through the jail system and is extremly hard..and theres only one tempature(scorching hot)

See about getting a water filter

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:33 AM

does anyone know if sulfur water is good for acne?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:31 AM

Just wanna bump this any say that I'm pretty sure this is a significant factor in my acne. I've been in four different locations in the past 2 months, for a good amount of time, and noticed that my skin has gotten significantly drier in some just from taking a shower a day and doing my normal regimen..

Washington DC- dry skin, breakouts
New Jersey- Skin not too dry, minor breakouts
England- Skin normal even in freezing cold weather, no acne whatsoever
Barcelona- Very dry skin, bad breakouts

I'm sure that the water quality has something to do with this. As soon as my skin starts getting dry I realize I have breakouts coming on.

Edited by dingleshugen, 27 January 2010 - 04:32 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:34 PM

I agree with this theory. I moved to Uni and my skin improved greatly, and whenever I went back home it would get worse. Now I'm back at uni and hopefully my skin will get back to how good it was before the Xmas hols. eusa_doh.gif

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:36 PM

So what water are we suppose to use then? The only bottled water I can get in my local store is mineral water.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:45 PM

What about a shower head that filters water?

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 06:17 PM

oh my gosh. i just was thinking about hard water like yesterday and thought i was the only one who realized it. i have hard water at my house..and i went on a trip, and my skin cleared up soo nicely and was so soft and wonderful! even my hair was soft lol. then when i got home it went back to normal grossness. ughhhhhhhhhhh its not fair, if only i had soft water at my house it would save me so much struggling with my skinn!!

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

Yeah! I noticed how soft my hair was too.. and I know for a fact because I use the same shampoo.

Edited by dingleshugen, 31 January 2010 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:46 AM

So I got out of the shower today, which I can't say was too hot, nor very long and my face was completely dry and flaking.. How do I beat this!!?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

Someone needs to post reviews of a filter they have gotten and if it has improved their skin

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:06 PM

i think hard water is basic and since a person acid mantle should be around 5.5 (acidic) then that is probably why people are breaking out. the basic conditions are good for bacteria to feed and replicate.

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:00 PM

Culligan Filter Shower Head

I'm going to try one similar to the one I posted up there ^^^ I've always felt that the shower was causing the bacne I once had real bad, but I suspect that the hard water is definitely not on my side. Is there any ways we can test it out without buying a $35-$40 filter that ends up doing nothing? Hehe.

Everywhere I've lived has had buildup around the shower head.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:22 AM

This one has great reviews http://www.amazon.co...l...4920&sr=8-4

It's $68 but I guess in the long run its worth it.

Will definitely look into it when I get back home..

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (dingleshugen @ Feb 19 2010, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This one has great reviews http://www.amazon.co...l...4920&sr=8-4

It's $68 but I guess in the long run its worth it.

Will definitely look into it when I get back home..


Those can work on the shower heads..but what about the bathroom sinks?

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:55 PM

I got a shower filter/head from home depot for $35. They also has just a filter attachment for around $20.

$80 is way to much.