Are you starting to see the development of early wrinkles on your face and neck? You take good care of yourself, applying lotions and sunblock, eating sensibly, and exercising on a regular basis and yet it doesn't seem to be enough. While it may sound crazy, your premature aging appearance may actually be caused by the very activity that you consider an important beauty regimen - taking a hot shower!
In today's society, everyone showers and bathes in heavily chlorinated water on a regular basis. Chlorine is a useful chemical that is used to treat our tap water and make it safe for drinking. Unfortunately it is also a toxic and abrasive chemical substance that is extremely irritating on human skin and lungs. When you take a shower, the heat opens up your pores and your skin absorbs large amounts of chlorine from both the water and the steam. Chlorine has an oxidizing affect on human skin because it splits hydrogen from water, causing the release of nascent oxygen and hydrogen chloride. These gas compounds have been scientifically proven to cause tissue damage to our bodies at the molecular level.
Highly corrosive to skin, chlorine will quickly attack your epidermis removing all of its protective oils and proteins and leaving your skin to dry and crack. Repeated daily and overtime, your skin will weaken under the stress caused by chlorine exposure, and the prolonged damage that it inflicts on your skin at the cellular level will eventually lead to the development of premature wrinkles. Even if you apply lotion or oils immediately after your shower it may still be too late to reverse the damage that had been done during the shower.
Famous celebrities and models have been using chlorine-free water for years and it's one of the best kept beauty secrets in the industry. Take a tip from them - chlorinated water should be removed from your daily cleansing rituals if you want to have young, supple and healthy skin.