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Dry Skin and how to combat it during winter! standard

  As the temperature gets cooler during the months of June to September in Australia, our skin takes the effects of getting dry, cracked, flakey and irritated - something we all don’t like as much as freezing our toes off in the rain! Vogue Online explains that the “natural oils in our skin don’t tend to flow as freely because of the colder temperatures… less surface moisture, resulting in dehydrated skin.”   Our skin is literally a water-containing barrier that protects us from our environment. Depending on gender, age and where on the body we’re looking at, the water content of the skin varies.   Because the skin is porous, water vapour is constantly lost through the skin via evaporation. Water loss ...

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How Hard Water Could Affect Your Health standard

Water is a good solvent and picks up impurities easily. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves minerals and holds them in solution. So what health effects could possibly spring up when you come into contact with “hard water”? Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water "hard." The degree of hardness becomes greater as the calcium and magnesium content increases. Although leading an active outdoor life in a beautiful environment can be very desirable, it is important for consumers to be aware of the challenges they face and ensure that the water they use promotes good health. So, What is Hard Water? Hard water is the source of many problems ...

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Hard Water by Seasons and Regions image

HARD WATER IN PERTH IN THE SUMMER MONTHS Did you know that the quality of your water can change during the year. In Summer as there is less rain, more bore water is used which adds to water hardness. In fact, Perth uses up to 40% of underground water during the hotter months. The result. Harder water. Or even harder water than usual. It tastes different, can leave stains and can impact your lifestyle, washing, cleaning and appliances. This build up occurs due to a higher concentration of calcium and magnesium salts in the water. These minerals remain in and on appliances, on glass screens and even on plants. If you water your garden and notice a white residue on the leaves, ...

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