In its natural state, the human being is more alkaline than acidic. In fact, the human body is only about 20% acidic and 80% alkaline. The maintenance of this acid-base balance is of utmost importance because an imbalanced internal pH level in the body can have an impact on the body’s cellular activities. An excess acidity in the body can have harmful effects and will often lead to many problematic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis, among others.
Factors affecting pH
However, most people consume a lot of acidic foods and not enough alkaline foods, which may contribute to an imbalance in the body’s pH level.
Stress is also one factor that upsets the body’s acid-base balance.
As we get older, this imbalance will progress as well, causing the acid levels in our bodies to rise even further. As a result, our bodies become less-efficient in handling and maintaining the internal pH at optimum levels.
Typical creams and lotions can trigger a reaction between your skin and accessories if they have any chemicals present and are too acidic. This can alter your “balance” in your skin.
Other causes of pH level fluctuations in the body include hormonal changes (especially during adolescence), chemotherapy, or certain medications such as antibiotics.
Skin pH and Jewellery
An acidic pH level in the body will also be manifested through your skin, causing specific reactions with any material that comes in direct contact with it, such as jewellery and other metallic ornaments. This is why in choosing your accessories, knowing the pH of your skin can make all the difference.
The changes in your body’s chemistry brought about by fluctuating pH levels can cause specific reactions between your skin and your chosen jewellery. Sulfur and amino acids found in perspiration will cause discolorations either on your skin or your jewellery. If your sweat has a highly acidic characteristic, chances are, the fabulous pieces you’re wearing will either change in colour or fade when you perspire.
When opting to wear (or not) to wear specific pieces of jewellery and/or accessories, it is a good idea to take your body’s pH level into consideration to avoid any unpleasant results. This can be determined by taking note of the previous reactions that happened between your skin and the jewellery that you wore. Therefore, when choosing which accessories to use in complimenting your outfit, knowing the pH of your skin can make all the difference in preventing your favourite pieces of jewellery from becoming discoloured and tarnished.
How to balance your skin
The acidity in your body is expelled through your skin, so what you eat, and drink has a big influence. Believe it or not, it all works together, and Acidity is the integral piece. It is a great idea to ONLY use Natural products that don’t use chemicals that can change your chemical reactions ! And that is where Bush Essentials is an integral part of your Skin Care Range as they consist of all-natural ingredients that are proven to be extremely effective, soft and safe to use.