What is a skin pH level? And why is it so important?
What is a skin pH level? Why is it important?
Some of you might remember from high school that the pH is a numeric scale that indicates how acidic or alkaline something is.
PH measures values in the range of 0 to 14, and the closer the index is to 0, the more acidic it is. The intermediate value of 7 is considered neutral, and if it is close to 14, it is classified as alkaline. The ideal range for skin PH is between PH.5 and 5.5.
How do I determine the PH index of my skin?
▶Skin close to acidic
Do you often get inflammatory skin conditions like acne or eczema?
When you wake up, is the area around your T-zone is greasy?
Are your pores clustered around the nose and on both cheeks?
▶ Skin close to alkaline
Is your skin texture is uneven and dull?
Even if you apply enough moisturizer, does your skin still feel dry?
Does your skin look flaky and red?
What happens to the skin when the skin's pH is outside the 5.5 range?
Continuous exposure to environmental conditions that disrupt the skin's pH balance can cause problems with the skin's buffer system. When the skin's PH level is out of balance, the skin sends out the following abnormal signals:
Excessive sebum secretion, eczema, psoriasis, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin sagging are signs that the skin pH level is out of the 5.5 range.