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 TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR SKIN MAINTAINS A HEALTHY PH BALANCE

DON’T OVERCLEANSE

When I meet people and start talking skincare I am often surprised how many people say they do a serious cleanse in the morning. If you cleanse at night and sleep in a relatively clean bed (lol) then you should be okay to rinse off your face with clean water.

According to Dr. Zoe Draelos, Consulting Professor of Dermatology at Duke University,

“Skin pH rises 1.1 points following washing with water alone, 1.2 points after washing with alkaline soap, and 0.9 points after washing with a synthetic detergent beauty bar” 

Research shows that once you do clean your skin with a cleanser that has a high pH, your skin naturally works to restore the acid mantle in order to get your ‘good bacteria’ or microbiome settled but this is an unnecessary stress for your skin and can eventually weaken its health. If you do love an alkaline cleanser then a swipe of Apple Cider Vinegar can balance your skin out. And just because a product says it’s pH balanced, beware: One study found two of the gentlest cleansers, Johnson’s Baby Oat Soap and Nivea Baby Creamy had the highest pH around 12.35 which is significantly higher than the average dish soap. 

Plus for all you London readers - we have hard water with a high PH level so go easy on the washing!

OLIVE OIL ANYONE?

I am sure you have a really good stash of high quality olive oil in your cupboard. Our DREAM Cleanser is a great product with a perfectly balanced (5.3) pH level, but if you want to go completely DIY, then using some olive oil in the same way you use an oil cleanser works really well.

A BALANCED DIET

No surprise here. Having a balanced diet and balancing the pH of what you put in your body effects your skin’s pH levels. The body runs at its most efficient with a slightly alkaline pH of between 7.365 to 7.45. Don’t cut out lemons and citrus as a way to lower the acid levels in your system as they become alkaline forming in the body after digestion. Most animal products and processed foods can boost acid in your body, that’s why fruits and vegetables are beneficial to a good pH balance.

SUN EXPOSURE

Sadly, exposure to the sun is another culprit in throwing your pH balance off. Cover up!

PRODUCT CHOICES

Desavery products have a range of pH readings within the 5ish zone. Because we use natural plant ingredients there is some variation but we check this with each batch. Our DREAM Oil Cleanser is a great way to protect the skin’s microbiome and pH levels, Prickly pear seed oil which is the main ingredient in both STELLAR and LIT! is chocked full of vitamin E/tocopherol and high levels of antioxidants which are key to keeping skin strong and healthy.

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SMOOTH HYALURONIC ACID with Clary Sage and Bergamot, 20 ML

Our plant-based hyaluronic acid, has a low molecular weight so it’s easily absorbed by the skin. It’s silky, smooth and water-based. It dries very quickly leaving skin soft, hydrated and dewy.

STELLAR DAILY SERUM 20 ML

Prickly pear seed oil is the main ingredient in addition to rosehip and camellia seed oil. This combination of plant oils delivers a powerful formula of compounds thatn nourishes, brightens and hydrates. Our users have remarked at how fast absorbing this oil serum is. Bergamot, clary sage and frankincense are all mood boosters so you feel great when you use STELLAR.

DREAM OIL CLEANSER 30 ML

Camellia and castor oil work together to deep clean pores without wiping away any of the precious microbiome which maintains skin’s health. Spikenard, bergamot and ylang ylang will have you feeling sleepy to create a perfect end of the day ritual.



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