Having a little iron present in your water isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but having obvious rust or orange color could affect more than just color and taste. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing and when there is too much iron it becomes bad for you and your home.
Brittle and Damaged Hair
While drinking this water may not have fatal effects, it will do damage to both your skin and hair when bathing. For your skin and hair to stay healthy it needs to absorb moisture but with iron in the water, it is actually taking moisture away from skin and hair causing it to become dry. Your hair will turn from soft and silky to brittle and rough and this water issue can actually change the color of your hair causing either red tints or light hair to become darker.
Clogged Pores and Wrinkles
Not only will this contaminated water dry out skin, but it can cause you to develop wrinkles earlier than you may like. The long-term damage of having skin over-saturated with iron is an increase wrinkles and dry skin. Other than dry skin there is more than this water can do to your skin that isn’t very pleasant. It may have been years since you’ve seen your last breakout but having rusty water can bring those breakouts right back. Even if you use all the right cleansers and take good care of your skin, having this type of water can clog pores rendering your routine useless.
Washing in this water can cause laundry issues that are less than desirable. You will never feel like your clothes are clean due to the smell that can come with rusty water as well as the discoloration that can occur. This water can cause uneven staining or yellowing that is unfortunately permanent.
Bitter and Discolored Food
Cooking with contaminated water is no fun at all! Not only can it cause your food to become discolored but it can also give a bitter taste to the foods you love. Some of the most beautiful colored veggies even turn dark when boiled in this water and although most may not consider this water dangerous, the bitter taste your food develops will make your stomach turn and not want to eat it.