From a biochemical point of view, humans are alkaline beings. Babies grow in the womb in an amniotic fluid environment with a pH value of 8 - 8.5. The skin of healthy babies is also alkaline (pH value 7.5 - 8). A neutral pH value is 7. Anything below this corresponds to an acidic environment.
If there is an imbalance in the acid-base balance in our organism, i.e. "over-acidification", our health can be attacked. Our body therefore constantly strives to keep the pH value constant. To achieve this, it draws on all the alkaline buffers it can get (for example, from the bones). In addition, it tries to excrete excess acids and/or store them in the connective tissue. For example, skin irritation, redness and itching can be consequences of chronic hyperacidity. Cellulite and premature wrinkling can be "visual" consequences of chemical hyperacidity.
How does hyperacidity develop?
Acidosis of the organism can have a wide variety of causes:
- Unbalanced diet, e.g. due to too much black tea and coffee
- High consumption of animal proteins due to too much meat (uric acid)
- Over-acidification through cigarettes (sulphuric acid, sulphur dioxide)
- Excessive consumption of acid-producing foods such as fruit juices, soft drinks (phosphoric acid), alcohol and sugar (acetic acid)
- Stress and/or mental strain also cause increased acid formation (hydrochloric acid)
- Excessive physical exertion (lactic acid)
The body permanently tries to keep its own pH value constant. This happens mainly through the kidneys and lungs, but also through the skin. This is because we secrete sweat through our pores. If the body contains too many acids, the skin, as the largest excretory organ, can often no longer function smoothly.
Siriderma and the alkaline principle
Since the mid-1990s, Siriderma has been successfully involved in the development, production and sale of alkaline skin care products. The starting point for the research and development work was the search for a "different approach". Highly irritated, allergic problem skin had been a daily problem in the family business for many years for which, despite the greatest efforts, there seemed to be no sustainable solution.
Basic skin care was the standard for many years
In ancient times, it was a matter of course to cleanse oneself in an alkaline way. The Egyptians, for example, bathed in Lake Natrun, a soda lake. Until the 1950s, it was common to use alkaline skin care. Between 1920 and 1950, cleansing was consistently alkaline in nature. Soft soaps with a high pH value were regarded as proven and above all gentle skin care. It is only since 1950, also due to changes in production processes, that more and more acidic care products have come onto the market, which favour irritated, allergic problem skin.
With the profound knowledge gathered over two decades and in collaboration with chemists and biologists, Siriderma finally developed the basic Siriderma active care concept. The alkaline skin care developed helps to counteract hyperacidity. The company's success proves it right. Today, many thousands of satisfied customers use the dermatologically tested skin care products every day, both for the therapy-accompanying care of extremely dry, allergy-prone problem skin and for the conscious cosmetic care of sensitive skin.
The products are available from us in the pharmacies Vienna and Berlin, as well as in the Saint Charles online shop. Our pharmacists will be happy to advise you on the right use.