The Skin is naturally acidic with a pH values ranging from 4.0 to 6.0 and averaging around 5.5. This is to enhance the barrier function and reduce entry of harmful bacteria while allowing natural bacterial colonies that protect the skin to thrive.
Throughout our life the skin pH fluctuates within this range sometimes being overacidic and in some instances drifting towards less acidic. There's a tenfold difference between each pH value so a shift from 5.5 to 4.5 is more acidic than the number denotes.
Natural interventions to restore pH balance include the usual suspects: Good sleep, plenty of hydration, balanced diet, stopping smoking, use of neutral moisturizers all help. The key ingredient that helps to prevent wrinkles and skin aging from high acidity are naturally occuring Alpha-Hydroxy Acids. These help to reduce signs of aging an keep skin fresh at the right concentrations. These chemical compounds are found in many skin care products and can also be naturally derived from Apples, tomatoes, yogurt, citrus fruit and grape wine.
There are many products that claim to contain AHA's but without proven benefits in the concentrations they say. Dermatologists use AHAs in chemical peels and skin restorants.Eating fresh fruit, natural organic yogurt and drinkign water is our best bet.
by Sandra M. Urquhart 8 years ago
How do you determine the ph balance of the soil, and what is the best ph levels to have?Does this level change with the seasons? If it is too high or too low, how do you change that to get it back into the balance needed?
by Neha Sadana 6 years ago
What do you do to moisturize your skin naturally?What is the best method to hydrate your face skin at home with natural things?
by sindhya varshini 6 years ago
mix 2 drops ao coconut oil and 2 tsp of coconut milk apply in your face and leave for 20mins and wash with luke warm water.This will make your skin soft and it will remove the dryness from your skin and makes it glow.
by Gabriella D'Anton 8 years ago
Another day, another game; the cosmetic industry will never stop to sell us dreams and hopesHow “natural” are the so called “natural and organic” skin care products?
by garbage free 9 years ago
How To Prevent Dry Skin Naturally
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