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.