Balance Your Skin pH Level Naturally

Healthy skin has a pH balance of 5.5. When its acid-alkaline ratio (pH) deviates from that you may be exposing your skin to unhealthy elements including bacteria and pollutants. Keeping the skin’s pH level balanced invites moisture in and keeps contaminants out.

Anti-aging skin care products work more effectively when your skin’s pH level is balanced. If the skin’s outer layer is compromised it’s harder for the anti-aging ingredients to penetrate it.

Dermatologists recommend keeping your skin’s pH balanced by cleansing your face with warm water (not hot) and a gentle cleanser (without surfactants) morning and night. If your skin is too alkaline it becomes dry. Dead skin cells cling rather than shed, preventing the natural process of exfoliation. If your skin is oily it may need more acids.

What can trigger a pH skin imbalance? Harsh soap actually increases oil production. It raises your skin’s pH level. Don’t use washcloths or buff your skin because such action can increase oil secretion. Use your hands when washing your face. Avoid hot water because it strips away the skin’s protective layer.

Keep your skin pH balanced naturally. Check out the active ingredients in your face cream and night cream. Do they contain vitamins and natural antioxidants that promote cell turnover? Do they work naturally with skin oils to keep a healthy pH level?

Here are some natural skincare ingredients we use in YASOU products that help keep skin’s pH level balanced. They penetrate, restore and renew while allowing skin to breathe.

Certified orgnaic era virgin olive oil contains 1% higher oleic acid than regular olive oil. It also contains linoleic acids, palmitic acids and polyphenols (antioxidants). The acids trap water into your skin, ensuring that your skin is hydrated. Working with the skin’s natural oils, extra virgin olive oil helps create a barrier to protect your skin from irritants.

Hyadisine® is an active marine-based ingredient that retains water to smooth the skin, moisturize, and reduce wrinkles.

Sugar Cane Extract is known as a natural exfoliator. It won’t clog pores and helps eliminate blemishes. It restores balance to the skin’s oils.

Lemon Extract exfoliates, brightens and clears acne for smoother skin.

Orange Exract is rich in Vitamin E and contains powerful antioxidants. It helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines while correcting the skin’s oil balance.

Malic Acid is used to adjust a skincare product’s pH level. It is an ingredient derived from unripe fruit and also occurs naturally in the human body.

Unitrienol T27 helps regulate moisture and oil levels in the skin while promoting elasticity. Research shows that unitrienol reduces the appearance of wrinkle depth and is also known as a cell regenerator.

A carefully selected combination of natural ingredients can also help keep skin balanced and healthy. YASOU’s Calityl-O is rich in important antioxidants. It helps form a protective, nourishing barrier that keeps environmental damage and toxins out, while infusing and keeping moisture in.

Natural Skincare Suggestions for Sagging Skin

With age comes wisdom and sagging skin. A loss of collagen is one of the age related reasons for sagging skin. Another reason is the loss of healthy facial fat. At around age 35, collagen, elastin and muscle tone start to decrease. By ages 50 or 60 the skin’s outer layer thins, gets rougher and starts to sag. Subaceous glands produce less oil, leaving skin dry and susceptible to wrinkles and sagging.

The layer of fat on the face diminishes. How can you be proactive about preventing skin that sags?

Here are some suggestions.

Age, smoking, sun exposure and quick weight loss all contribute to collagen and elastin breakdown. Skin elasticity will conform better with a gradual weight loss. Hydrate the skin, moisturize, apply sunscreen, and exfoliate.

Get enough sleep. To help prevent sagging skin sleep on your back suggests Dr. Michael Edwards, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Nutrition is a key component to overall skin health. Protein is beneficial to skin elasticity. Strawberries contain vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports collagen fibers.

Consider a weekly massage or facial to improve circulation. Use a dry brush with natural soft fibers prior to washing your face. It helps exfoliate your skin and increases circulation. Good circulation brings important nutrients to the skin.

Be proactive in protecting your skin. Exfoliating gels, natural scrubs and facial masks may be effective in preventing further damage and delay sagging.

Read ingredients lists on skincare product labels to ensure you are getting the best natural formula to boost collagen.

Don’t bother doing facial exercises. Doctors agree that facial exercises do not tighten or firm sagging skin. It can actually be detrimental by causing expression lines. Yes, over action of facial muscles may cause wrinkles. It doesn’t tighten skin but stretches it out.

Know what works and what doesn’t when addressing or preventing sagging skin. Makeup artists emphasize keeping the skin clean, and using a firming cream by day and a night cream with good active ingredients. Estheticians say keep the skin well moisturized and exfoliate. Some recommend adding a lifting serum to a skin care regimen.

Even plastic surgeons sometimes recommend non-surgical options for sagging skin. The right formula in topical creams can help while also providing preventative qualities. Ingredients that help lift and firm the skin naturally include extracts of green tea, cucumber and grape seed; jojoba oil and vitamin C all of which alert the body to produce collagen naturally. Relying on the body’s natural healing processes can support the internal structure of the skin keeping it firm and elastic.