Alkaline ionized water and acidic ionized water both offer significant beauty benefits. A water ionizer is not only the healthiest thing you can use for your body, it will also help you to be the most beautiful or attractive you can be if you know how to use it right.
Let’s face it. If you’re not healthy you won’t look your best! Drinking lots of ionized water every day has helped countless thousands of people be more healthy [including me — for 16 years]. Being beautiful is not vanity, it is a sign of good health, overall. All of the “Beauty Tips” in this article are also, in my mind, health tips. A sound, well-balanced body [that includes organs, skin, hair, nails, weight….everything] is the key to beauty. Alkaline ionized water helps with all of that.
There are lots of uses for acidic water [both for health and for beauty]. Acidic ionized water is also used for watering plants, softening water for baths and laundry, disinfecting and more, but in this article I’m concentrating on beauty. Here are some surprising things that ionized acidic water can do for your beauty…and the science behind it!
The Science Behind It: Your acid mantle [outermost layer] of your skin is your body’s first line of defense against bacterial, fungal or viral infections. It is important to maintain this layer of your skin [the acid mantle] at about a 5.5 pH. However, because of the nature of soaps [soaps are typically a high alkaline pH in order to emulsify and flush away oils] the acid mantle is often left at too high of a pH after bathing or showering. The consequences of this is a breakdown of the acid mantle, drying out of the skin, and roughness caused by a build-up of alkaline minerals left on the skin. Hair should be about 5.5 pH, but because of alkaline soaps and shampoos you use, the skin and hair are usually found to be way off-balanced at a higher than natural pH level. Acid water is used as a…
Skin Toner and Conditioner: Rinsing with acid water at a 3-4 pH-level helps to remove the residual alkaline minerals left from bathing, showering, shaving, or hand-washing and restore your skin to its perfect 5.5 ph-level.
The Science Behind It: The cuticle is the outermost hair-layer surrounding each hair shaft] .
The cuticle is made of many scales that open up and let things into the hair-shaft if exposed to liquid with a high pH and, conversly, the hair-shaft closes up with a low pH. It is most beneficial to the health and beauty of your hair to close the hair cuticle.
Shampoo is most often found at a high alkaline pH. A high pH solution applied to your hair will open up the hair cuticles , and expose it to becoming dry and damaged.
When you rinse with water at a pH of about 3.0 to 4.0, this low pH water combines with the high pH of your newly washed hair and restores it to its ideal pH of about 5.5.