By Sydney Boryega
April 26, 2018
Yesterday, we went over how our skin’s pH can be disrupted. Stress no more! We have some simple solutions to get your skin back to a healthy balance.
- Avoid using chemical products on your skin. It’s much more beneficial to use natural/household products, such as a mix of apple cider vinegar and water as a toner (which kills acne-causing bacteria and fights wrinkles). The goal is to cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
- Eat a healthy, rich diet. Add these fruits: apples, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and blackberries — they help naturally balance our pH! And even though it’s been said time and time again, water is critical to our skin’s health! Get your 8 glasses a day in. Try to avoid dairy, packaged foods, sugar, junk food, and caffeinated/carbonated drinks.
- Moisturize and wear sunscreen regularly. Even if it’s a cloudy day, our skin needs to be protected from the elements. Use an SPF of at least 30.
- Use antioxidant-rich products that contain Vitamins A, C, E, such as our “Eden” Daily Balancing Skin Serum, which is designed with chamomile and rose to help restore pH balance!
Top 5 Natural Ingredients to Restore Your Skin
- Mixing equal parts witch hazel and water and applying as a toner does wonders for the skin. Witch Hazel have anti-bacterial properties and kill germs on the face, balancing out the skin's pH.
- Apple Cider Vinegar has lots of nutrients and vitamins that work to restore the skin's pH. You can dilute some ACV with water and use as a toner after cleansing.
- Honey is super calming on the skin, anti-bacterial, fights UV rays, plus it's a humectant (it draws moisture from the air and seals it into the skin). So it's perfect for restoring the skin's pH! Try doing a honey mask or even give honey cleansing a try.
- Drinking rosewater helps hydrates the skin from within, and using it on the face as a toner brings the pH of the skin to optimal levels. Plus, Eden includes rose, so it's the perfect balancing product to add to your regimen!
- Grapeseed oil is super moisturizing and it's astringent properties work to balance the pH on the skin.
The Streets Are Talking
Teliza A. says...
"I have sensitive oily skin so I usually skip any moisturizer because I break out In the winter I struggle with combination skin. Usually any moisturizer causes me to breakout. So I have dry, oily, and blemished skin. But this oil absorbed instantly and left my skin so soft. I used it with the rose mask and my skin has been problem free. Don’t get
me wrong, I don’t have cystic acne but I get acne. Ugly annoying hormonal acne that take a week or more to heal. Since I started using this regime I’ve been problem free. Love this stuff. My sensitive skin FINALLY gets the nourishment it deserves."
Whew, now we know all about pH and how important it is for healthy skin. Tomorrow we've got a quick recap for you.