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Chlorine in the shower and dry skin

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Since I lost some twenty pounds on the paleo diet, I have developed several new wrinkles in my face. I know when I take a shower I absorb a fair amount of chlorine so I wonder whether any of you have observed that a filter for chlorine in the shower could help with regards to dry skin or wrinkles. I know there was a thread on toxicity risk from chlorine, but my concern is purely with regards to its drying skin effects.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 28, 2013
at 02:07 AM

That was my thought. Fat pads out the wrinkles.

85ab8328de1aabccf880f050983b6f03

on January 10, 2013
at 01:48 AM

Matt, go and see if you can come up with a response to the reality of flouride in water supplies, and the corruption involved: http://paleohacks.com/questions/171713/new-take-on-water-fluoridation/171826#171826 You are either brainwashed by this corruption, and it threatens your "knowledge" which is a bunch of spoon fed BS (and you are holding on because you are afraid of the truth) or you know and are just evil. I beleive its the former.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 09, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Can't help but think you're spamming the forum for this water purification system...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on May 11, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Topical periodic group seven chemical will cause osteopenia. It's well know and published. Seen more commonly in swimmers and hot tubers due to higher concentration of chemicals. Tap water has some too but the amounts are generally too small to see the effect. I do think over decades the effect will be felt especially in those who are post menopausal ornhave concomitant pulmonary issues as well or who smoke or booze too much. It's a clear risk factor

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on May 11, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Coconut oil makes my skin dry and irritated.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on May 11, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Coconut oil will not hydrate your skin, though it may condition it. Chlorinated bath water will not cause osteopenia, unless, maybe, if your live in a bathtub, and you already have malabsorbtion issues.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on May 10, 2011
at 10:13 PM

According to Bruce Fife, coconut oil only 'causes acne' in that it promotes skin detoxification and brings dormant grime to the surface. I have no idea if that's true or not but just an alternate perspective.

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on May 10, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Osteopenia is a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. For us who don't know.

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74

(634)

on May 10, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Coconut oil for the body is great, but I avoid using it on my face because I end up with acne.

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0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I've never noticed much difference between showering with unchlorinated well water and using chlorinated city water. I'd just make sure to keep the showers cool to avoid drying the skin. This also seems to have a toning effect, especially if you can tolerate some cold water at the end.

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on January 08, 2012
at 03:26 AM

Are you sure the wrinkles are not just due to your face slimming after losing 20 pounds?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 28, 2013
at 02:07 AM

That was my thought. Fat pads out the wrinkles.

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0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on May 10, 2011
at 09:58 PM

I bought a KDF charcoal shower filter after reading Kat James' The Truth About Beauty. She claims that you absorb more chlorine during a 10-minute shower than by drinking 8 glasses of tap water. I didn't have wrinkles to begin with, but I definitely noticed positive changes in my skin. Within a couple of days of using the filter, my face, in particular, felt much smoother and softer. San Antonio has really ucky water, though - I used to be able to smell the chlorine in the shower. That can't be good to breathe on a daily basis...

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 10, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Excess chlorine can also cause osteopenia....you need to avoid it. For the dry skin coconut oil is awesome for this application. Most of my swimmers and hottubbers swear by it

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on May 11, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Topical periodic group seven chemical will cause osteopenia. It's well know and published. Seen more commonly in swimmers and hot tubers due to higher concentration of chemicals. Tap water has some too but the amounts are generally too small to see the effect. I do think over decades the effect will be felt especially in those who are post menopausal ornhave concomitant pulmonary issues as well or who smoke or booze too much. It's a clear risk factor

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on May 10, 2011
at 10:13 PM

According to Bruce Fife, coconut oil only 'causes acne' in that it promotes skin detoxification and brings dormant grime to the surface. I have no idea if that's true or not but just an alternate perspective.

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74

(634)

on May 10, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Coconut oil for the body is great, but I avoid using it on my face because I end up with acne.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 11, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Coconut oil makes my skin dry and irritated.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on May 11, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Coconut oil will not hydrate your skin, though it may condition it. Chlorinated bath water will not cause osteopenia, unless, maybe, if your live in a bathtub, and you already have malabsorbtion issues.

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

(1013)

on May 10, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Osteopenia is a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal. For us who don't know.

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Be803dcde63e3cf5e21cc121097b8158

on August 28, 2013
at 01:18 AM

After years of battling dry, sensitive and allergic skin, I solved all of my skin problems by:

  • using a chlorine filter
  • keeping water temperature luke warm
  • shortening my exposure to bathing water (a couple minutes)

I've never been older and my skin has never looked better!

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815b2a22c685ead312b5e2cb96b2cd03

on August 28, 2013
at 12:56 AM

Vitamin C is considered to be the most effective to remove chlorine and chloramine. The filters using Vitamin C are estimated to neutralize 99.9% of the harmful chlorine from your shower water.

Here is the USDA article on this topic: http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/html/05231301/05231301.html

You can do a google search to find shower filters using Vitamin C, or look at sites such as the one below: http://chlorinefilter.net/category/vitamin-c-shower-filter

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D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on January 08, 2012
at 02:15 AM

I use a chlorine filter in the shower - religiously changed in the winter, not so religiously changed in the summer. The chlorine definitely dries my skin. It's worth the fuss.

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Dee5e2114d04df635590bed67d90389c

on January 07, 2012
at 08:58 PM

I just read this article over at Food Renegade that talks all about this problem. Kristen also recommends some filters that you can buy. Great article.

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52b2bca8cde55b7e6ff79bd8a6ea1a2f

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on August 30, 2011
at 05:39 PM

@ Kim, Kat would be right. We absorb a ton of chlorine. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bIdmmY1yxk I have their whole house filter.

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on May 11, 2011
at 02:05 AM

Hot water definitely dries the skin. Do you use soap? Soap dries the skin. I have never noticed or heard of skin-drying effects from chlorinated water, but I would buy one of those filter things for the shower anyway if I had a few extra bucks. I have one on the kitchen sink for drinking water... Which brings me to my actual point, which is that I believe drinking more water will hydrate your skin.

The wrinkles might just be from weight loss. boo.

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85ab8328de1aabccf880f050983b6f03

on January 09, 2013
at 08:49 PM

Hot chlorinated municipal water dries your skin terribly. Me and my wife did not notice it until we moved to the country and used well water for a year. Then we visited my father in the city and took a hot shower. It dried our skin horribly and we could smell it, even after taking a shower.

For whole house chlorine removal my father got the PureMaster V-700 whole house system. But it also filters out heavy metals, and other contaminants, including - chloramines, cysts, copepods, VOCs, atrazine, benzene, xylene, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides. It had a great price for its large capacity, and has 6-month 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and the over-the-phone support is excellent.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on January 09, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Can't help but think you're spamming the forum for this water purification system...

85ab8328de1aabccf880f050983b6f03

on January 10, 2013
at 01:48 AM

Matt, go and see if you can come up with a response to the reality of flouride in water supplies, and the corruption involved: http://paleohacks.com/questions/171713/new-take-on-water-fluoridation/171826#171826 You are either brainwashed by this corruption, and it threatens your "knowledge" which is a bunch of spoon fed BS (and you are holding on because you are afraid of the truth) or you know and are just evil. I beleive its the former.

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