I have a phobia of having my face steamed during facials. When I close my eyes and feel the hot steam hovering over my face, I always fear the machine will malfunction and I will get hot water splashed on my face instead. Okay, that’s pretty irrational. I know. But I always have this feeling that steaming isn’t that great for my face even though it is supposed to open up the opens for better cleansing and some experts even claim steam moisturizes the outer layers of the skin.
In some of the books on natural beauty recipes, I noticed that still bottled water is recommended to wash the face and this got me curious. Is this better for our skin? And what’s wrong with using normal tap water?
Chlorine water is drying for our skin
We all know that tap water contains chlorine which is a chemical used almost universally in the treatment of public drinking water because of its toxic effect on harmful bacteria and other waterborne, disease-causing organisms. Its extremely reactive nature makes it an effective agent for disinfecting water.