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Take good care of it.
Why alkaline is better than pH-neutral
Our skin is our largest organ. We only have one. We also call it our third kidney. When the body is no longer able to excrete (excess) acidic waste via the kidneys, intestines, lungs and liver, the skin takes over. Too much acidic waste in the skin layers increases acidity, which can cause skin problems.
Why alkaline skincare is healthy for your skin
Few people know that alkaline skincare is essential for a healthy skin. Our skin continuously produces new skin cells. As a result, everyone has a completely new skin every month. A proper acidity level is needed for that process to run smoothly. The top part of the skin, the epidermis, consists of five layers. The outside must be slightly acidic to protect us, the bottom layer must be alkaline for the production of new skin cells.
Slightly acidic surface = protection
The top layer of the epidermis is the stratum corneum. This is the layer that we can all see as the surface of our skin. This layer should be slightly acidic to protect the skin from intruders. The optimum pH value for this is approx. 5.5. However, when the stratum corneum becomes more acidic, a perfect breeding ground for fungi and bad bacteria is created. This can lead to skin problems (acidification complaints).
The deepest alkaline layer = skin renewal
The production of new skin cells takes place in the deepest layer of the epidermis, the basal layer, also the stratum basale. These skin cells then move upwards to form our new skin. Research has shown that the pH value of the basal layer must be alkaline for skin renewal, ideally between 7.5 and 8.5. If this environment is more acidic than it should, the skin renewal process is disrupted. New skin cells then ripen or die too quickly.
Because the body removes acidic waste through the skin as well, the epidermis becomes acidic. In addition, the use of skin care products also affects all layers of the epidermis.
When care products have a too low (acidic) pH value, they contribute to further acidification.
pH skin neutral is not the same as pH neutral
When a skincare product is called pH neutral for the skin, it is meant that the pH value of the product is equal to the pH value of the surface of the skin (pH 5.5). This basically means that pH neutral products are not neutral at all, but acidic.
Alkaline is better
Alka® skin care products are alkaline. They neutralize acidic waste and support the correct acidity of your skin with specially adjusted pH values.
This way your skin is protected and can regenerate and repair well.
An overview of our alkaline skin care products:
Alka® Bath. An alkaline bath that benefits you
In many cultures, bathing is a pleasant tradition, a ritual with meaning or a luxury. Taking a bath is a combination of silence, comfort and warmth. Three things in our daily lives that are becoming increasingly rare.
Alka® Bath is special bath salt to enjoy deacidifying baths, hand or foot baths. The very rich mineral formula of Alka® Bad gives the bath water a basic value of approx. pH 8.5. This gives your skin a deep cleaning. It promotes the removal of acidic waste and stimulates the production of new healthy skin cells. The skin can breathe again and becomes wonderfully soft. Alka® Bath also contains 12 types of finely ground gemstones that provide the skin with radiance and energy.
Alka® Scrub. Your skin is constantly renewing
Losing skin cells is natural and continuous process. Your skin renews itself approximately every 28 days. A good scrub treatment ensures better blood circulation and a healthy and shiny skin.
Alka® Scrub is a unique alkaline salt & oil body scrub with a pH value of 7.6 that also ensures a healthy acidity. The exfoliating salt, which consists of fine grains of unrefined salt (Himalayan salt, sea salt) and sodium bicarbonate, neutralizes excess acidic waste, removes dead skin cells and mineralizes the skin. It provides the perfect alkaline skin care for normal and problematic skin. It makes the skin healthy, silky soft and also gives you the wonderful feeling of “wellness”.
Be kind to your skin and remember that exfoliating isn't the same as scrubbing. Exfoliating too hard can damage new skin cells.
Alka® Creme. Look at your skin
For many people, and especially for women but also increasingly for men, applying a cream is a daily routine. The skin has to endure a lot during the day. Weather conditions, exhaust fumes, nutrition and stress affect the condition and acidity of the skin.
We know that cell renewal takes place in the deepest layer of our epidermis. This bottom layer has a pH of 8.2 and is equal to the pH of Alka® Cream. That makes Alka® Creme special and unique. Treating the skin with a alkaline creme ensures skin regeneration for increasingly common skin problems such as itching, flaky skin and dry or irritated skin. Our skin tells us how it is doing. Alka® Creme balances the acidity. The unique alkaline formula has a soothing, moisturizing and nourishing effect because of the natural oils and butters that the creme is rich of. In addition, Alka® Creme protects and anti-oxidizes with vitamin E and coenzyme Q10.
The perfect addition to your bathing ritual
We live in a society where we are increasingly occupied with all kinds of obligations and responsibilities that time for yourself is wasted. Fatigue and stress are reaccuring almost on a daily base. And stress is a major cause of body acidification. It is important to schedule me-time regularly. A bath ritual can help with this.
Alka® Massage brush
Brush massages were, among other things, previously used to make the body stronger. Today it is an important part of the wellness world or of the bathing ritual at home. Wet or dry skin brushing is a simple but important care that has many benefits, such as stimulating blood circulation and tightening the skin and connective tissue.
Alka® Scrub pads
In addition to brush massages, you can also opt for scrub massages. Alka® Scrub Pads consists of 4 loofah scrub sponges, each with a different structure. They have been specially developed for cleaning and caring for the skin. Luffa is 100% natural and is obtained from a cucumber-like zucchini plant. As a natural product, the sponges are particularly skin-friendly and versatile in use in skin care.
Alka® Face Masks
Our face is daily exposed to toxic substances from exhaust fumes and cosmetics and also has a lot to endure with the Western lifestyle. Due to the daily removal of acidic waste through the skin, many pores become clogged and the skin becomes too acidic. Give yourself a facial with the Alka® Face Mask while enjoying an Alka® Bath. The face mask is made of 100% cotton and has been specially developed for cleaning and caring for the face. Give your face the attention it deserves.