Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal
Your skin can easily tilt off its normal pH level, certain products, foods, environmental elements, sleep and stress are just a few to produce wrinkles, inflammation, rashes, sensitivity, or acne. The science behind it is simple, pH stands for “potential hydrogen” and is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance. The range is from the most acidic or 0 to the most alkaline or 14.
Your body’s overall pH level is about 7, so scientists consider the body to be basic. However, your skin’s pH is slightly lower at a level of about 5.5. This means that your skin is slightly acidic. Common soaps and cosmetics are closer to 8-10 PH, which is alkaline.
The skin’s barrier, which is known as the acid mantle, is responsible for keeping in lipids and moisture while blocking germs, pollution, toxins, and bacteria. If the acid mantle should becomes too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive causing extreme sensitivities like inflammation, rashes or even eczema. On the other hand if skin becomes acidic, the skin twill lead to breakouts.
Ensuring the skin’s barrier function is working properly, regular balancing can be necessary especially as we age. Every decade of life our skin becomes more alkaline, resulting in a variety of undesirable changes and skin disorders ranging from wrinkles to pigmentation and even acne.
Alkaline conditions within the skin harness acne causing bacteria and as alkalinity increases with age, a complexion previously unmarred by breakouts might experience problems later in life. Monthly alpha-hydroxy-acid-based facials can boost your overall skin texture, pump up cell turnover, and keep the acid mantle in check. Use a low-strength salicylic acid like 12% or higher for taking care of minor wrinkles at 20%.
If you are unsure of what would work best for your skin, then start with the lower percentages and work higher. Two great ways is with honey mask and an apple cider vinegar toner. Start including these into your skin routine every few days to keep your skin’s ph level normal.
Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal with Honey
The sweet nectar has an average pH of 4.0. Using honey as a cleanser or doing a honey masque has many benefits to the skin. Honey is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and it is a humectant—meaning it attracts water and retains it in the skin, keeping the skin smooth and protecting it from dryness and premature wrinkles. It’s also a great source of antioxidants to protect your skin from harsh UV rays. So eating honey and using it on your skin as a wash or a masque is a great way to support your glow and keep your skin pH balanced! Remember, using raw, organic honey is important—processing honey removes all the beautiful phytonutrients.
Simple Honey Mask Recipe
- One teaspoon of high quality raw organic honey (preferably local).
- Use both hand’s finger tips to gently rub together to warm for a minute.
- Gently spread over the entire face and neck. Be careful not to get into the eye.
- Let the honey mask honey mask set for least 15 minutes or max of 45 minutes.
- Gently rinse with lukewarm and pat face dry.
- Follow with a toner and moisturizer.
- Follow with SPF if daytime.
Get your skin’s PH level back to Normal with Apple Cider Vinegar
This magical kitchen ingredient is wonderful for the skin and for general health as well. Apple Cider Vinegar will keep your skin healthy and pH balanced. Using a diluted solution of apple cider vinegar on your skin after your shower not only balances your pH, but it also eliminates odor-causing bacteria! Apple Cider Vinegar Toner will improve overall skin complexion, plus help lighten those stubborn sun spots and even out skin tone. It can also reduce the appearance of pores and can be added to your home remedies for acne, as it helps prevent acne breakouts and scarring. Here’s a super simple apple cider vinegar toner recipe that will help your skin retain it’s natural ph level.
Simple Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Recipe
- In a glass jar or bottle with sealable lid, pour one part Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Add 4 parts distilled or filtered water to the glass jar or bottle.
- Place the lid tightly and shake the jar or bottle a few times to throughly combine the mixture.
- Let the mixture settle.
- Test a small area of your skin, if the mixture is too strong add another part of water until you are comfortable with the mixture.
- After cleansing the skin, apply the toner using a cotton ball or pad, avoiding the eye area completely.
- Allow the toner to dry on your skin, within a few minutes.
- Apply your usual, daily moisturizer and SPF if it’s daytime.
- Shake well before each use. Store in a cool, dry, dark place (No need to refrigerate).
- The mixture should be good for at least 45 days if you do not touch the liquid doesn’t become contaminated by oils of the skin, sunlight or other environmental elements.
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