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Six Ways Your Body’s Internal pH Affects Your Skin

We’ve all heard the saying that true beauty comes from within. As we start a fresh new year, best viagra stuff it’s a great time to adopt healthier diets and lifestyles that not only benefit your overall health, unhealthy but your skin as well. A pH balanced alkaline diet, the key to inner and outer beauty, shows that what you put in your body is just as important as what you apply on your skin.

You’ve probably noticed that your skin looks better when you eat healthier food and worse when you snack on junk food. That’s because most healthy food like dark leafy vegetables and vegetables are alkalinizing while processed carbohydrates and sodas are acid-producing. Below, we’ve identified six ways your body’s internal pH level affects your skin and the science behind it.

 

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Pimples and other bumps. The acid stored in the fat just underneath the skin irritates and inflames the skin. This irritation shows up as eczema and acne.

Wrinkles. Excess acidity in the skin hinders the electrical signals that skin cells use to communicate with each other as well as the cell’s ability to produce ATP*. These damaged cells lose their ability to produce certain types of collagen, which leads to wrinkled, sagging skin.

Gauntness. Acidity can weaken bones. This includes the bones of the face, contributing to a gaunt, sunken appearance. Mineral loss also occurs in facial muscles, which causes these muscles to atrophy, again contributing to a gaunt appearance.

Poor skin tone and color. Unbalanced pH stiffens and narrows blood vessels, which in turn reduces blood flow to and from the skin. Less nutrition makes its way to the inner layer of the skin, creating a dull, ashen complexion. Also, your skin is loaded with enzymes that are important in triggering many types of cell reactions. Among them are exfoliating enzymes, which help to ensure that dead skin cells shed naturally. When these enzymes do not work effectively, dead skin cells stay put, creating dull skin tone.

Skin cancer. Skin cells house antioxidant enzymes that defend the skin against damage by solar radiation. If acidic fluids cause these enzymes to lose their effectiveness, skin cancer cells more easily form and proliferate.

Athlete’s foot. Unbalanced pH allows certain types of germs to multiply. This results in dandruff, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus.

*ATP – Adenosine triphosphate, a cellular coenzyme that is the main energy source for the majority of cellular functions. It plays a critical role in cell metabolism, cell structure, locomotion, cell signaling, and DNA and RNA synthesis.

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