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Skin Breaks Out After You Shower? Clean Your Stainless Steel Body Spray Now

If your skin breaks out after you shower, clean your stainless steel body spray now. Sometimes, body sprays build up with hard water minerals, such as calcium and phosphates, that block the small openings on them. As hot water passes through the body spray, it breaks off small pieces of minerals and mixes with the water you use during your shower. Instead of rinsing off completely, the mineral-filled water coats the surfaces of your skin and clogs up your pores. You can put a stop to your skin problems by unclogging the body spray.

What Can You Use to Unclog Your Stainless Steel Body Spray Effectively and Safely?

You don't want to use harsh or abrasive chemicals, such as bleach, on your stainless steel body spray. These types of chemicals can rust and damage the stainless steel surface very easily, because they react negatively with metals. To successfully unclog the hard debris, you need to soak the body spray in a solution of white vinegar, baking soda and hot water.

White vinegar and baking soda contain acids and chemicals that break down organic contaminants, such as bacteria and hard minerals. Although the acids in white vinegar are strong, they won't damage your stainless steel body spray. A number of sources recommend using white vinegar and baking soda to clean items made with stainless steel, because the chemicals don't react negatively with the material.

How Do You Mix and Use Your Cleaning Solution?

To mix and use your cleaning solution:

  1. Fill a medium sized foot tub or face pan with 5 cups of hot water.
  2. Pour 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the water.
  3. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the water very slowly. You don't want the hot water or vinegar to splash into your face or eyes to avoid irritation and burns.
  4. Use a long plastic spoon to mix the ingredients together. 
  5. Read over your body spray's owner's manual to remove it from its wall or ceiling attachment.
  6. Place the body spray face down into the solution, then wait 15–20 minutes. The solution will break down the minerals and sanitize it at the same time.
  7. Remove the body spray from the solution, rinse it off with cold water and reattach it to the wall or ceiling.
  8. Turn on the hot water in your shower to flush out the body spray for 5 minutes.

If your body spray is the recessed or flat type that you can't remove easily from the wall or ceiling, you can still clean it. Fill a 16-ounce squirt bottle completely with the cleaning solution, then coat the surface of the body spray down thoroughly. Follow steps 6–8 to complete the cleaning. You should notice a difference in how well your water feels and skin looks during your next shower.

If you need additional services for your stainless steel body spray, or if the cleaning doesn't solve your problem, contact a plumber like Clean Plumbers BY Phillip Maurici Plumbing Inc.