Monday, April 25, 2016

The Right PH Balance for perfecting your Skin

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This week Question:
What's the best thing to eat for breakfast

I get asked get asked all the time, "what do you eat for breakfast?"  "Where do you get your protein? What should I be eating?"  So I want to give you clarity when it comes to the best way to start your day.  
The answer?  There is no "one way" that works for everyone.  My healthy is not your healthy, so it's important to listen to your body!  
As a way of tuning into your body and learning to listen to its messages, explore eating a different breakfast every day for a week. Jot down what you eat and how you feel, both right after eating and again two hours later. You will start to notice how your energy level, your moods and your physical symptoms are affected by the food in your body.
Day 1:            Eggs (Note how you cook them, boiled, fried, scrambled.)        
Day 2:            Meat (Note whether it's fish, chicken, or beef) and vegetables
Day 3:            Oatmeal or any grain product (Preferrably Gluten Free)
Day 4:            Boxed breakfast cereal (Something you would typically purchase for the home)
Day 5:            Muffins, waffles, or pancakes (Made from whole grains)
Day 6:            Fresh fruit (Can be in the form of a smoothie or raw)
Day 7:            Fresh vegetables (Note if you eat the veg raw or cooked)
Example: Day 1, Scrambled Eggs with spices.  Right after I ate it i felt a bit heavy, two hours later I felt hungry again.
You may discover from this challenge that you are unusually sensitive to certain foods. A food sensitivity or allergy may be your body’s way of telling you to start eating foods more appropriate for your current life goals.

How to balance your skins Ph:

  Spring has always been my favorite season — probably because it’s the perfect balance of temperatures. Not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
This balance is the reason everything (the grass, the budding leaves, even the air) seems so fresh and new this time of year…and actually, it applies to your appearance as well.
You see, when clients tell me they want to look fresh and renewed, the first thing I tell them to do is “find the right balance.
Skincare always starts with chemistry
Of course in this case, balance isn’t about weather — it’s about you skin’s level of pH.
Let me explain: In chemistry, pH levels are used to describe whether something is acidic, neutral or alkaline on a scale from 0 (acidic) to 14 (alkaline).
Now, your skin looks best when its surface is slightly acidic (the ideal is a 5.5 pH level).
If it moves higher, your skin becomes dry (causing wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of aging to form more easily)… Any lower, and your skin becomes prone to infection, irritation, redness, and breakouts.
Unfortunately, most people aren’t born with a perfectly balanced skin — not that it would matter, since its pH can easily be thrown off by things like environment, diet, and more…
And yet, maintaining a healthy pH is something most people don’t even think to include in their skincare regimen.
So I want to tell you about a simple way to give your skin a ‘pH tune-up’ from head to toe — and in just 2 easy (DIY) steps!
1. ‘pH Perfect’ SCRUB
Himalayan Pink Salt is rich in special
minerals that can help you stay youthful
Let’s start with an invigorating body scrub, designed to exfoliate, moisturize…and most importantly, restore the optimal pH level for a fresh and radiant appearance.
¼ cup Himalayan Pink Salt
½ cup Sunflower Oil
Daisy and Lilac Oils
Why it works:
Himalayan Pink Salt an amazing natural exfoliant, but it also has another extraordinary beauty benefit — the unique ability to regulate your skin’s surface chemistry.
You see, its high mineral content gives Himalayan Pink Salt significant antibacterial and antimicrobial properties…so it cleanses, unblocks pores, removes toxins and impurities, and works wonders to restore a healthy pH level.
Himalayan Pink Salt also helps lock the Sunflower oil’s moisture — along with its own fortifying minerals — into your skin.
Lastly, the addition of Daisy Oil restores elasticity, firmness, and radiance…while Lilac Oil serves as natural astringent that tightens and tones your skin.
Mix a quarter-cup salt with a half-cup of sunflower oil.
Work mixture into a thick paste. Add 2-3 drops each of Daisy and Lilac Essential Oils.
Apply in the shower, using a circular motion. Remember to be gentle on areas where your skin is thinner or more sensitive — such as your chest, inner arms and the backs of your knees.
Note: Salt granules are abrasive, so this scrub should not be used on your face.
By the way, my wife, Khendal, loves aromatherapy, and swears that the floral scents in this potent scrub put her in a great mood every time she uses it!
2. ‘Ph Perfect’ TONER
Now let’s balance the pH levels of your complexion with a easy-to-make (but very powerful) ‘pH Perfect’ Toner.
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
Why it works:
Lemons purify, perfect, and
brighten your complexion!
Lemons have been used for years to lighten and brighten skin. Since lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C, it has both antioxidant and antibacterial properties…
But most importantly, the high dose of Citric acid in lemon juice fights fine lines, wrinkles, helps to prevent breakouts and inflammation…and of course, gives your skin the light boost of acidity it needs to maintain an ideal pH level.
And apple cider vinegar (which has antibacterial properties that fight skin infections and help clean out pores) gives this at-home toner an extra ‘kick’ of pH-perfecting power…
All while giving your complexion a clean, rejuvenated, and visibly brightened appearance!
Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of ACV into ½ cup of water.
Apply with a cotton ball to the face and neck.
Rinse after 5 minutes…and your pH regimen is complete!
This 2-step treatment only takes about 1 hour (including prep time), but it’s a highly effective way to get your skin’s chemistry back on track. Plus, it only needs to be performed once every 2 weeks to maintain its effect..
John Layke
Beverly Hills MD

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