Drinking bleach can help keep your skin looking good, but it has a tendency to damage the cells lining your pores and can cause irritation, according to new research.
In a study conducted at the University of Florida, researchers found that drinking water with a low pH level was the best way to keep your pores clean.
They also found that the best solution for the skin is using a bleach solution that has a low concentration of chlorine.
“There’s been a lot of research done on the impact of pH on the skin,” said lead researcher Dr. Michelle Ruhl.
“We’ve had these reports that it reduces bacteria and it reduces the amount of free radicals that get converted to damaging reactive oxygen species.
So that’s a pretty good indication of whether this might be a good thing to do.”
Dr. Ruhn said that the pH level of the water in the bleach solution had a big impact on the health of the skin cells.
“If the pH of the solution is high, it might actually have an impact on how well the skin cleanses itself,” she said.
“So, if it’s high, you’re going to see some of the bad effects, such as acne, and some of that can actually worsen.”
Dr Ruhb is a member of the Department of Dermatology at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Department and Laboratory of Dermal Biology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The researchers took samples of the same water from different people, and they then applied the bleach to the skin for a week.
After the water had been used for a few days, they used it to clean the skin.
The team found that there was a clear correlation between the pH and the number of reactive oxygen molecules that were being converted to harmful molecules.
“The better the pH is, the less of those harmful reactive oxygen ions that get activated,” Dr Rohl said.
They then found that using a pH of 7.5 or higher had a negative impact on those numbers.
The pH of water that had been treated with water with an pH of 6.5 had a positive effect on the number and percentage of reactive ion levels.
“At pH 7.4, there’s less of that reactive ion activity and that is a positive thing, but at pH 7, it’s even more harmful,” Dr. Rhohl added.
“You’re still getting more reactive oxygen and that can cause skin damage.”
The pH is an indicator of the pH balance of the body.
When the pH levels of the cells are low, there are a lot more free radicals, which are harmful, and more harmful reactive atoms that can damage the body’s cells.
At the same time, at a pH above 7.0, there is less free radicals and less harmful reactive ions, so there is a balance in the body between both.
When pH levels are high, there isn’t a balance and this can lead to an increase in oxidative stress, a type of inflammation.
“A lot of our skin cells, the skin itself, are actually made up of two types of cells,” Dr Rhohls said.
Those are keratinocytes, which have a lot on the surface of the cell, and the dermal cells, which make up the skin, which is where the skin connects to the outside world.
“When you’re in a lot higher pH, the keratinocyte cells are more reactive and that leads to more damage to the dermis cells, so the skin will have more inflammation,” Dr Loh said.
She added that the higher the pH, there were also fewer free radicals because there was less keratin, so fewer free radical producing keratin is being produced.
“It’s actually an important thing to remember that the skin doesn’t have to be very clean,” Dr Hahn said.
A study conducted by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and published in the journal Nature showed that people with high pH levels have a lower chance of developing cancer.
“Our findings suggest that, when you have low pH levels in the skin and it can actually be damaging to the cells, it is actually the amount that you’re consuming that can have a negative effect on your health,” Dr Mokdad said.
Dr Rohn said that in addition to the research done to determine the effects of pH, she has been using the water from the toilet to make her own bleach.
“I’m just using it in the shower, it doesn’t matter if it is in a toilet or a sink, I just use it and wash it,” she explained.
“Just make sure to use the correct amount, and it’s really easy to get it right.”
The researchers also conducted an experiment to see if it could be done with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.8.
“To me, the pH in the water should be around 6.8,” Dr Kaelyn said.
It was also found the water was a good choice for cleaning the inside of the mouth, nose, ears, eyes and throat.