The pH of Skincare Products & Why It Matters to Your Skin

The pH of Skincare Products & Why It Matters to Your Skin

Did you know that your skin’s pH Balance could be the gateway towards all your skin goals? We are excited to share all about the pH levels of skincare products and how it benefits and helps to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

While there is no problem with using products if you enjoy them and it does not cause problems; it is essential to understand that the skin’s overall health is affected by several factors, one of which is pH. The pH of skin is affected by external aggressors such as pollution, temperature changes, and harsh chemicals. Therefore, the right skincare products will help maintain your skin’s optimal pH and support its natural defenses.

Do you ever check the pH balance of your cleansers, toners, and serums? 
We often overlook the pH level in skin care products and its role in affecting the skin pH. Having a basic understanding of the skin’s pH balance is helpful. It allows us to find out whether a product is altering your natural pH level and if it’s working for your skin or not. Some skin care products can change the skin’s natural pH balance, causing irritations, breakouts, and more.

A quick note on what pH Balanced means: 
pH stands for Potential Hydrogen, which measures the alkalinity (base) or acidity of a substance. The Acid mantle, which acts as the skin’s protective barrier, is what gives our skin its pH. The pH scale is often said to range from 1 to 14, with seven, considered neutral. The optimal pH level on our face and body lies between 4.7 and 5.75; anything below is deemed acidic and above is alkaline.

Why using Balanced pH products is a Healthy Skin Must
For instance, if the pH balance in a skincare product is found too acidic or too alkaline; the product can be over-drying and cause skin irritation. Indications that the skin is too alkaline can be flaky, red skin. If the skin is too acidic, the chances of
inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and acne will be present.

A pH 5.5 is considered ideals as the skin remains healthy; there is minimum moisture loss, growth of harmful bacteria is minimum, and it supports the natural defense against environmental factors accelerating skin aging.

Let us talk about how to restore a healthy pH balance:
pH Balanced cleansers are a great way to keep your skin pH in a healthy range.
Use a balancing toner to help rebalance your skin’s pH.
Look for ingredients in your Serums that help restore skin barrier function.
Look for humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid while choosing Moisturizers.
Barrier restoring lipids like ceramides and petrolatum can help lock in moisture and
protect the skin.

Skin pH is one of the essential aspects of overall skin health. Taking care of your pH level can resolve any underlying skin issues preventing you from reaching your skin goals. We hope this helps you towards making better decisions about your skincare goals. If you have any more questions about this topic, leave your comments down below.

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COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser 150ml

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