When it comes to anti-aging we always try to find new ways to fight with ravages of aging. After observing the desire of people to fight anti aging, various beauty industries is providing a slew of options to stay from lasers to Botox to stay young looking. The first company to tell you that understanding your skin pH can be a hard concept to grasp is PHACE Bioactive founder Marisa Vara Arredondo.
What is pH?
It stands for the power of hydrogen and refers to how a substance is acidic or alkaline. It spans a range of 0 to 14 with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral. Your skin has a naturally acidic pH of 4.0 to 5.5. It needs to be slightly acidic to help fight the bacteria that may try to invade it. By way of comparison, water has a pH of 7.
How to determine that the skincare product is pH optimized?
When your skin has the proper pH balance, it is neither too dry nor too oily, and it can better absorb antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients, and it can ward off the acnes and wrinkles. The reason for this is that when skin is at its naturally acidic pH, the acid mantle remains intact.
Diet for leading a pH balanced life
A poor diet, too much of alcohol and too little exercise, can all contribute to our internal and external pH. If you want then you can find out your internal pH by testing your saliva first thing in the morning with a multicolored pH strip. The best way to test the pH of your skin is by looking in the mirror.