Can alkaline water help with acne?
Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, more than likely, you’ve had a pimple or two in your life. Some people are lucky and have never had a blemish. However, others have been battling acne their whole life and have tried every “cure” on the market. It’s time to stop putting all those chemicals and toxins on your body and treat acne the natural way: with water!
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when your body is producing an excess amount of oil, causing hair follicles to become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
Risk factors and things that can make acne worse include the following:
- Hormones: Hormone increases during puberty and before menstrual cycles can trigger acne.
- Medications: Certain drugs, including corticosteroids, androgens and lithium, can trigger acne.
- Diet: Dairy products and foods rich in carbohydrates can trigger acne.
- Heredity: Family history can play a role in acne development.
- Stress: Stress can make existing acne even worse.
- Direct contact: Skin contact with greasy or oily substances can trigger acne.
How can ionized alkaline water help with acne?
Drinking alkaline water can help your skin stay clear and healthy. For example, ionized alkaline water helps flush out the toxins in your body. In addition, ionized water is full of antioxidants, which combat damaging free radicals in the body. Also, because of the smaller molecular size of ionized water, your body gets hydrated more easily.
How can acidic water help with acne?
The pH of your skin is acidic, ranging anywhere from 4.5 to 5.5. Therefore, the acidic water from your ionizer is perfect for topical skin applications. Put the acidic water in a spray bottle and spritz it all over your face and body after washing it with a mild cleanser. In addition, strong acidic water with a pH of 2.5 to 3.8 has antibacterial properties. In fact, a 2004 study published in the Cosmetic Dermatology Journal showed that acidic water can reduce inflammatory acne lesions, namely papules and pustules. You can soak a washcloth in this acidic water and use it as a compress for any blemishes you may have.
If you stay healthy on the inside, your skin will show it on the outside. Has ionized alkaline water helped you with your skin problems? We would love to hear about it! Leave us a comment or show us your before and after photos!