What The pH?
7 Aug 2015
It is important to maintain the pH of the skin in order to fend off infection and have a healthy glowing complexion.
What most people don’t know is that we really do need the slightly oily film on the skin’s surface. This oily film actually has a pH of 5.5 – 7.0 and is acidic in nature, this protective film is known as the ‘acid mantle’ and it keeps our skin clear from infection and bacterial invasion.
Problems on the skins surface start to arise once we disturb and/or destroy this protective layer, allowing bacteria and other pathogens to thrive on the skin and cause disruptions such as breakouts and infection.
How do you restore your skin’s pH?
– Use skin care products that are pH balanced, dermatologically tested and from a reputable skin care company.
– Avoid using harsh soaps which strip the skin and destroy the acid mantle , leaving your skin feeling, taught, dry and stripped of any oils.
– Visit a skin care centre to get the best advice on what products would suit your personal skin and it’s needs.
– Regular facials and skin peels will also do your complexion a world of good and restore your skin’s pH.
Skin care should work into the deeper layers of the skin and therefore ensure you use active ranges that will boost your skin, aid in slowing down the ageing process. Your skin care should be considered an investment, you do only get one face after all.