June 4, 2021

What’s a Shower Filter and Are They Necessary?

What’s a Shower Filter and Are They Necessary?

Would you drink your water if it didn’t go through a filtration process? No, of course not. Tap water contains chlorine and other harmful toxins that need to be filtered before you can drink it. But the water that you shower in regularly uses the same unfiltered water that is harmful to your skin and hair. And that’s why you need a shower filter.

What’s a shower filter?

A shower filter is pretty much what it sounds like: a filter for your shower water. It makes use of a water filter system to remove chlorine, rust and other harmful bacteria from your shower water. If you think your shower water doesn’t contain any contaminants, you’ve got it wrong.

Even if your water tastes and smells fine, it doesn’t mean it’s free from chemicals. Has  your skin felt itchy or dry after a shower? Or perhaps, does the so called ‘refreshing shower’ leave you with an itchy scalp? Chances are that majority of you experience these things but brush it off as a onetime thing - only, it’s not.

A shower filter ensures that the unfiltered water receives adequate treatment before it comes gushing out of your showerhead. The methods or technologies to remove these chemicals differ and so do their effectiveness. KDF filters, activated carbon filters and vitamin C filters are the most common shower filters in the market.

VitaPure uses a patented vitamin C technology that removes not just 99% chlorine and chloramine but also very harmful THM’s from your water. Moreover, Vitamin C is a natural food graded filter that provides nourishment to your skin and hair, to truly make for a refreshing shower experience.

So...is it necessary?

Tap water might be suitable for cleaning, but for showering, not at all. Not using a shower filter will allow chlorine, chloramine and THM’s present in shower water to directly make contact with your skin and hair. If you filter your water to avoid drinking contaminated water, then why should your skin and hair soak in the same?

Chlorine can cause your scalp to be itchy and dry, which is particularly more harmful to infants and children. Showering in chlorinated water can agitate and further aggravate skin problems such as acne, eczema and rashes. It also removes natural oils from your hair which leaves you with an itchy scalp and could even result in dandruff.

While chlorine can’t entirely sweep into your skin, the harmful steam from your hot shower can enter the body through your skin pores, eyes and mouth. The longer you shower with chlorinated water, the more daunting its effects will be.

Given all these reasons, it’s an absolute must for you to use a shower filter to protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of chlorine. So use a VitaPure vitamin C filter and notice an immediate change in the way your skin and hair feel after a shower. Check out our showerhead guide to help you get started.