We all want to have glowing, healthy skin that gives us that youthful look at any age. The fact is, most of us don’t have the time to put hours of work into our skin to maintain its luminous appearance. While there are many toners, creams and at-home treatments available many are expensive and others – well, if we research some of those ingredients we’d think twice before using them.
There is a fast, inexpensive and natural alternative for beautiful skin. We all know that drinking more water can help improve the tone and texture of our skin through better hydration. Most water ionizer owners know that the increased hydration ability of ionized water can make an even bigger difference. But what too few know is how it can be used externally to tone and tighten skin, clear blemishes, even skin tone and improve the performance of your moisturizer.
Every time you pour a glass of alkaline ionized water you are also producing acidic water. That hose that drains into the sink? The secret is there, in that “waste water” that most people just let go down the drain. This acidity helps remove residue that can be left behind when we clean our face and it forms a protective barrier against bacteria. Blemishes clear up, pores are less likely to get blocked and, because our skin is truly “clean” and free of residue, moisturizers are better absorbed by the skin – which means they can do their job better.
Most water ionizers offer several levels of acidic water. The easiest and most abundant is around the 5.0 – 5.5 pH range – this is the water that comes from the acid drain hose. Many people are able to get even stronger acidic water by using the acidic pH settings on their water ionizer. The strongest acidic water can be used to treat rashes or blemishes. Water between 4.0 and 6.0 pH is effective for daily use as a toner or even in place of your regular cleanser.
Personally, I rarely use any sort of cleanser on my face. I use acid water from my ionizer at a 4.5 – 5.0 pH and a soft wash cloth for cleaning. No soap, cleansers or anything else – just the acid water. Once in awhile I’ll do a mud mask but other than that, my bathroom is free of store-bought cleansers, correctors or “beauty treatments.” The first time I washed my face using just acidic water I immediately noticed a difference in the way my moisture went on – or should I say “in.” My skin soaked it right up after my first acid face wash and I haven’t used anything else since that day.
Strong acidic water is great when used with various skin rashes or conditions such as Athlete’s Foot. The water’s low pH and high acidity help to improve these ailments and increase your self-esteem.
The ionizer’s acidic water, which a pH of 6.0-4.0, is perfect for various beauty and skin uses. While this water is not safe for drinking, it has incredible astringent properties that help to tone and firm your skin. Many people find that their skin’s appearance improves quickly when they use the acidic water to wash their face or as a skin toner.
To take it even a step further, try bathing in acidic water. Not only with the low pH help to keep your tub ring-free, it will also keep your skin radiant and fresh-looking.
These are just a few of the external ways that ionized water helps to improve your skin. However, by consuming ionized water, you’re helping to improve your skin from the inside out.
Various studies prove that aging is partnered with an overall decrease of body water content. As you age, your body loses its ability to effectively absorb water and maintain hydration. This decreased water content leads to a withering effect in your skin, producing wrinkles.
Your skin begins to lose its elasticity as you age because it is deprived of healthy, properly pH balanced blood. While each part of your body is working overtime to maintain your blood’s pH level, your body (and skin!) suffers from the lack of prime blood.
By drinking ionized water, you are helping to regulate your blood’s pH level, meaning that your skin will have access to healthy, maintained blood. This puts the elasticity back in your skin, keeping it tight, firm and radiant!
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