3. Another common myth is that softened water leaves behind a film on your skin because of something added to the water. While it is true your skin will be softer after a shower in softened water, the true reason is because natural body moisturizing oils are better able to reach your skin’s surface. Not only that, but soaps and shampoo will suds up faster, leaving you much cleaner than if you had showered in hard water.
4. Some people believe water softeners add extra salt to your drinking water. The truth of the matter is that the system is an ion-exchange system. So when removing the calcium and magnesium, it is replace them with other salts, leaving your water at the same total salt level as it began.