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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is the skin pH?
In chemistry, pH means ” hydrogen potential” and refers to the level of acidity or alkalinity of a given solution. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral, a pH below 7 is acidic, and a pH above 7 is basic (alkaline).
This acidity of the skin is called the “acid mantle,” the water part of the hydrolipidic film that protects the outer layers of the skin, and is maintained by sebaceous glands, sweat glands, and normal skin flora. The acid mantle acts as a barrier, protecting the skin from environmental factors such as bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that may penetrate the skin.
The pH of cosmetics is important because, on the one hand, if a product is too acidic, it can irritate the skin or cause a stinging sensation. On the other hand, a product that is too alkaline is harmful because it depletes your skin of vital, natural lipids.
Being a very delicate organ, our skin performs most efficiently and effectively only when it is at the ideal pH level.
So, should you really choose cosmetic products with a balanced pH? Yes, especially since an out of proper pH can lead to imbalances, from acne to sensitivity and wrinkles.
Why is the pH of cosmetics important?
Most of us are tempted to try many skin care products just because we have heard about them or seen their advertisements. But every cosmetic has a predetermined pH level, which does not always suit our skin. If we use skin care products that are too acidic or alkaline on a daily basis, we are disrupting skin integrity, and the skin cannot maintain its natural pH balance. This leads to increased transepidermal water loss, which aggravates many common skin conditions such as dryness, peeling, irritation, itching, inflammation, sensitivity, redness, eczema, oiliness, breakouts, acne, blemishes, etc.
Consequently, healthy skin becomes visibly and progressively damaged. Thus, it is essential to use skin care products with the proper pH. In other words, the pH of your cosmetics should always be 5.5 for healthy skin.
How to maintain a balanced pH?
1. Always use a gentle cleanser to cleanse your face. Also, give yourself enough time for this step.
2. Moisturize your skin well.
3. Always keep an eye on your daily diet. For example, instead of consuming more acidic foods, emphasize alkaline foods that will naturally balance the pH level of your skin.
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