When we are doing a reset or simply striving for something new; be kind and patient with yourself.
There are a lot of obstacles to trip you up, but don't worry, we've go our back. In an effort to help you stay balanced in the new year, we have a couple of scientifically proven tips to help keep your resolutions on track:
Our bodies are just one big Goldilocks zone. In order to live our wonderful machine is required to make thousands of calibrations each day to keep us alive and thriving. Even our skin has a daily fight of keeping us from being too far on either the acidic side or the alkaline side. This is known as the pH balance. In chemistry, pH is a scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. Since our skin is made up of at least 60% water, this qualifies as an aqueous solution. Our bodies and skin are super sensitive to pH levels and have quite complex mechanisms in place to maintain an acidic pH for the skin while keeping an alkaline pH for the body.
This balance is part of what is called homeostasis. Your body naturally makes this happen as long as there are no underlying conditions stopping it and you provide it with all of the tools it requires to get the job done. Our very survival depends on proper maintenance of homeostasis so it just makes a lot of sense to ensure that your body has all of the resources it needs to do its job properly. If you fail to do this consistently enough you begin to seriously impair organ systems, enzyme activity, kidney function, digestion, hormonal balance, immune system function, and skin barrier and hydration.
Creating Good pH Balance
So just to be clear, water naturally has a pH of 7.0. If we find water with a pH of 5.5 we would call this acidic water. If we found it with pH of 8.5 we would say this has alkalinity.