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See how water softeners can help alleviate eczema

More and more eczema sufferers are discovering the benefit of installing a Kinetico Water Softener as part of their overall skin care routine.

Uncover the reasoning behind this for yourself by watching a video, reading customer testimonials and seeing the results of our product evaluation carried out by members of TalkEczema.

Plus as part of our Eczema awareness month don't forget to claim your manufacturer's £50 cashback!


• TalkEczema product evaluation

• Can a water softener help?

• Watch a video

• Eczema & hard water

• How does a water softener work?

• Other benefits of a water softener

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• I would like a water softener

 

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TalkEczema product evaluation points to possible relief

91% of people report less itchiness and 83% claim soft water reduced the severity of their eczema.

These surprising results came out of a recent product evaluation carried out with the UK’s largest Eczema support group TalkEczema. Comments from participants include:

  • "Since using a water softener her skin does feel smoother and I have to use less cream. Also at the moment less reaction when in contact with the water.”
  • "Even my husband has said how moisturized his skin feels after showering. I have even managed to reduce the amount of emollient that I apply each day to my daughter.”
  • "I cannot believe the difference the softener has made, I am no longer getting dry flaky patches on my face any more. And there is the added bonus of not having to use so much detergent in my wash etc, so that’s got to be better for my skin too.”

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So, can a water softener help to alleviate eczema?

In the UK around one in five* children and one in twelve adults are afflicted by eczema. Despite the negative results of a clinical water softener trial carried out in 2010, more and more Eczema sufferers continue to report both an emotional and physical benefit from installing a water softener as part of their overall skin care routine.* Source: National Eczema Society 2001.

"If anyone is wondering whether or not to get a water softener, I can say that it has been worth it for us. We have found that it makes a big difference to our 10 month old baby's skin. After installing one, there was an immediate improvement - and specifically a reduction in scratching, which was a huge relief to all of us...”

Click here to read more testimonials found on the TalkEczema website...

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Dylan used to suffer very badly from eczema. It was so terrible he had to wear special suits 24 hours a day and his skin was raw by his constant scratching. Despite being prescribed many different creams by his GP nothing seemed to work.

After some online research, Dylan's mother contacted Kinetico and had a water softener installed. The transformation was remarkable. Within a few weeks Dylan's eczema dramatically improved - and eventually vanished. Now he leads an active life, loves playing football and doesn't have to worry about bathtime.

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Eczema & Hard Water - Is there a link?

Damaging effects of hard water

People with eczema might find their skin improves when they install a water softener or move to a soft water region. This is because hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium which can potentially irritate the skin.Another reason is that households in hard water areas tend to use more soap and detergent when washing clothes and bathing - products we know inflame the skin of eczema sufferers. Water softeners have an ‘ion exchange’ system which removes the calcium and magnesium salts from the water, thus completely eliminating the hardness.

Eczema is 50% more common in hard water areas

More than 60% of households are located in hard water areas in England and Wales. Research carried out at the University of Nottingham** by dermatologists, medical geographers and statisticians in 1998 indicated that hard water could play a part in causing eczema flare-ups in some children.The study, involving more than 7,500 school age children, found that eczema is around 50% more common in primary schoolchildren living in hard water areas than those who live in soft water areas. This could not be attributed to differences in age or social class.** Source: Professor Hywel Williams, University of Nottingham, August 1998

Do you live in a hard water area?

Whether your water supply is hard or soft water is determined by the geology of the ground that the rain in your region falls upon.Pure rainwater is naturally soft, but the chalk and limestone regions of the south and east of England surrender calcium and magnesium into the natural water supply to create hard water.The granite areas of the north and west do not contain the same minerals and so the water remains ‘soft’. And with the development of water distribution networks, some parts of the UK which have historically been soft water areas, are now beginning to experience hard water.

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How does an ion-exchange water softener work?

So here is the techy bit...

Water hardness is mainly due to calcium (and sometimes magnesium) in the water supply. To soften the water an ‘ion-exchange’ softener removes the calcium and magnesium almost completely.The softener contains tiny beads of ‘ion-exchange resin’. These beads of resin are preloaded with sodium and as the water passes through the beads, the calcium and magnesium in the water supply swap places with the sodium. This leaves calcium and magnesium on the resin, while sodium goes into the softened water. However, as sodium does not cause hardness, the water becomes softened.

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Other benefits of a water softener

More bubbles, less bubble bath

Softened water encourages soap lather to form so lesssoap and shampoo is needed to create the same effect.

 

Softer, brighter looking clothes

Softened water removes residual impurities making yourclothes feel softer and look brighter for longer.

 

Spend less time cleaning

Keep your tiles and shower-screen free from limescaleand banish water marks from taps, sinks and toilets.

 

Save up to £400 a year on cleaning productsand toiletries

Use up to 75% less detergent, washing powder, soapand shampoo. It's good for the environment and keeps your costs down.

 

Increase the life expectancy of waterusing equipment

Washing machines and dishwashers will work better forlonger when using softened water.

 

A greener home

Latest Government figures estimate a saving of up to 25%on energy bills thanks to washing machines, boilers andhot-water cylinders remaining more efficient.

 

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