Grapefruit, Acne and PH; The Alkaline Connection

Balancing our bodies evenly with alkaline and acid is important in order to help control and keep diseases at bay. When our body’s PH becomes imbalanced, that’s when we see signs something may be wrong in the forms of headaches, fatigue or acne flare ups just to name a few.

One way to help balance our body’s PH is to of course change our eating habits and change what we put on our skin. Citrus fruits turn from acid to alkaline when they enter the body thus cleansing out the toxins building from unbalanced PH. These toxins cause inflammation in the body, which in turn can change hormone balance which can cause acne breakouts. Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that has been specifically used through the decades to reduce sugar cravings, aid in weight loss, reduce inflammation and has even been added to skin care regimens because of its antibacterial qualities.

Grapefruit’s bitter taste sometimes keeps people away from this beneficial fruit so grapefruit essential oil has become ever popular. The potency of the concentrated grapefruit oil makes it easy to aid in keeping PH levels at a healthy 7.3 which helps acne control from the inside out. Grapefruit essential oil is a natural antiseptic and protects the skin from infections that are associated with acne. Alkaline water is another way to keep your body balanced (plus push out the toxins that contribute to the acne) and a couple of drops of grapefruit essential oil in your glass or stainless steel vessel will boost that alkalinity. Only small quantities of grapefruit essential oil are necessary, contrary to what you may read on the internet. Time to make some positive, delicious choices and changes that will help balance your PH!

 

 

Caution: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Grapefruit essential oil and all citrus oils can cause skin irritations when exposed to the sun within an hour of application. When using essential oils, make sure to use high-grade pure, grade A or Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils. With lemon, as with any essential oils you intend to take internally, make sure it is labeled for consumption. Remember, less is more and a little goes a long way when it comes to essential oils. If sensitivity occurs when using essential oils, consult a physician.