"Is Tap Water Bad for Your Skin?"- Alina Dizik
Though the effects of tap water on the skin will vary person to person, the type of water that comes out of your faucet also matters. For households in areas with hard tap water, which is high in mineral content, using tap water might have more of an impact, says dermatologist Andrew Alexis, M.D., chair of the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai in New York. That's because hard water increases irritation and redness for those with sensitive skin (it's also a reason we may break out when we travel). And when using hard tap water to cleanse, the mineral-filled water makes it more difficult to wash off cleansers.
- Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Skin of Color Center at Mount Sinai, Site Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Mount Sinai West