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1 OUTER BEAUTY; INNER BALANCE: ACIDIC VS ALKALINE PH DIET By Christine Heathman Master Aesthetician Owner GlyMed Plus Professional Skin Care

2 Why should this mean anything to you? Because the health of the body and skin is directly linked to maintaining the right balance between acidity and alkalinity.

3 Inner balance: the Who What and Why

4 What is the skin made of? The skin is one of the most complicated immune organs of the body, comprising about 15% of the body weight. The total skin surface of an adult ranges from 12 to 20 square feet. In terms of chemical composition, the skin is about 70% water, 25% protein and 2% essential lipids for SC health. The remainder includes trace minerals, nucleic acids, glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans and numerous other chemicals. The skin consists of three main layers: epidermis, dermis and subcaneous tissue.

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6 As the most externally exposed organ in the human body, the skin provides mechanical protection and a controlled permeable barrier to the external environment to maintain internal homeostasis. The layered construction of the skin represents a composite material in which the components possess specialized functionalities to accommodate a variety of conditions from mechanical stresses to variable ambient moisture and to resist the presence of toxic chemicals, pathogens, and radiation.

7 The ph-value measurement on the skins surface

8 Excretions on the skins surface and it s moisture content is similar to an aqueous solution.

9 Stratum Corneum pliability depends on hydration

10 NMF provides restoration for the SC

11 According to a 2010 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology that tracked women's skin over an eight-year period, women with an alkaline stratum corneum (the skin's outermost layer) developed more fine lines and crow's-feet and were more prone to sun damage than those with acidic skin.

12 When it's too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive; you may even get eczema. Inflammation, which inhibits the skin's ability to ward off matrix metalloproteinases [MMPs] These are the enzymes that destroy collagen and cause wrinkles and sagging." ALKALINE

13 Although conventional medical doctors generally agree that a plant-based diet with an abundance of fruit and vegetables and minimal salt and refined grains is beneficial to health, conventional doctors do not believe that an acid-producing diet is the foundation of chronic illness. In conventional medicine, there is evidence, however, that some of the foods allowed on the alkaline diet may improve overall health.

14 Nutritionists and scientists all over the world state that we should take in at least five dishes of vegetables and green foods per day, every day! But where and how in our fast paced lifestyles, eating on the run, are we going to be able to do this? Our bustling and overloaded ways of life don't allow us to watch out sufficiently enough for a healthy and balanced nutrition.

15 Acidic and Alkaline foods & topical s can irritate common skin conditions: Rosacea Acne Pigmentation Dryness Post op skin

16 Traditional high protein breakfast foods like omelette, bacon, sausage, meats etc. also compromise the inner fluids and ultimately lead to higher acid levels in our body. Symptoms of a ph imbalance can be weight problems such as overweight and underweight, as well as other health conditions such as allergies, arthritis, acne and heart attacks. REMEMBER FOOD IS MEDICINE!

17 To decelerate and the over-acidification of the body reverse the condition by creating a proper nutritional balance of alkaline-forming and acid-forming foods in your diet. As normal body ph level is on the ph scale, thus slightly alkaline, add amounts of alkaline water and alkaline food to your daily diet. The body will be able to restore its ideal ph, get rid of acid wastes and create a healthy inner environment and restore skin health.

18 YOUR INTAKE FORM SHOULD INCLUDE DAILY DIET Acidic foods: Meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains and alcohol Neutral foods: Natural fats, starches and sugars Alkaline foods: Fruits, nuts, legumes and vegetables

19 INTAKE FORM ANALYSIS Cause and effect on skin Acne Pigmentation Rosacea Wrinkles Food Food Food Food (oil) (inflammation) (inflammation) (photo-damage) Grade 14 Factors Acute/Chronic Genetics Hormones UVA/UVB UVA/UVB Photodamage Triggers UVA/UVB Smoking Environment Resolutions Home Care Clinical Treatments

20 Research has shown that any alkaline value of above 8 irritates the skin. It has also been proven that most skin care have high ph values, therefore putting skin at risk. For example, many skin care soaps on the market today have a ph value of between 9 and 11 and destructive to skin. Science has proven that using skin care products too alkaline cause damage to the acid mantle and takes skin 14 hours to restore.

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22 In conclusion, When treating a clients skin always use your intake form to record their primary food intake Provide a food chart as a suggested guidance to healthy skin from within Advise the appropriate skin care program for proper topical nutrition

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