We get this question all the time. If I had to guess how many times people email us asking what pH balance is, I’d say roughly three times per week.
You may have been one of the people rolling their eyes in biology class in high school when this subject came up. Trust me, you’re definitely not alone in that department.
The past isn’t important. What is important is that you get your knowledge cap on and start to better understand what this is all about. Remember, we’re not all rich celebs that can hire someone to care for their skin, some of us need to put lots of personal time and effort into making our skin and body look great.
pH Balance: Why It Matters For Your Skin And Body
The problem is that most of us haven’t got a clue what this means for our skin and health in general. All pH balance is really is just the alkalinity or acidity of something. The important thing to remember is what we can do to keep it all balanced. So many people live their lives with an unbalanced PH level and it’s likely causing their skin to look worse.
What you need to realize is that your levels are heavily predicated on what you’re consuming daily. Basically, you are what you eat and regardless of what you eat, something is always left behind in your system. Whatever it is, is either acidic or alkaline. You should probably do some extensive research on what each food leaves behind in your body. The body pH levels range on a scale from 0 to 14, with 14 being extremely alkaline on the scale. A balance of 7 is just that! It’s neutral and balanced. What you need to understand is that even just one point on one way or the other on the scale can make a huge difference. I should also mention that 0 on the scale is extremely acidic. To give you an idea, the Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is a pH level of about 2.9.
Our ideal pH balance is about 7.30 to 7.45. If you’re not sure what your levels are, then maybe you should test them. You can do this using what’s known as litmus paper or taking a urine sample right when you wake up.
A pH balanced diet can help improve your overall health in general. It’s great if your goal is slowing down the aging process, shed some pounds, boosting your energy levels, or reducing pain and inflammation.
Take a few minutes to research the foods that one should consume for a pH balanced diet. That’s definitely the best place to start!
Now if you want to get into products, I’m going to suggest that you purchase a ph balanced soap and shampoo. Here’s how this works, you typically want a pH balanced shampoo to be a bit acidic. Something in the range of 4.5 to 6.0 pH on the scale is perfect.
If you want to incorporate a pH balanced soap, then you’ll want to pick up an acidic soap at the natural foods store. Soap bars in general, are pretty “basic” and they are higher from an alkaline perspective.
Please, do us a favor and test your pH balance. There’s a video that we’ve provided below which shows you how to do this with the litmus paper. While this video is based on cancerous cells, the method remains the same. I encourage you to watch it and take some action to test your own levels.