What’s the deal with pH balance?

By September 7, 2014Skin

You see it on the labels of everything from moisturisers to hand-cleaners: pH balanced 기동전사 건담 극장판 다운로드. But what does it mean, and is it the same for everyone?

What is pH balance in skin?

The skin pH level (also known as the acid mantle) is responsible for protecting your skin from outside invaders such as bacteria or pollutants. Normally, the pH balance of skin should range from 4 to 6.5, but various areas of your body have a different range.

When it comes to products like skin cleansers, the pH level does makes a difference.

Why can’t I use ordinary soap on my face?

The outermost layer of your skin is slightly acidic with a pH level of around 5.5, and this acidic layer helps your skin keep out germs and retain moisture. To keep this protective layer stable, you need to use a cleanser with a pH level similar to that of the skin itself.

Bar soap usually has a pH level of 9 to 12, which is high enough to break up the acid in your skin and cause dryness, which you don’t need. With skin cleansers, the pH level is slightly higher than 5.5, so the cleanser can break down dirt and oil on your skin. Facial cleansers with lower pH levels leave your skin intact instead of breaking down the fatty tissue.

Healthy skin doesn’t have to cost the muth

The good news: most facial cleansers available today are soap-free and pH balanced, and you can find inexpensive skin cleansers. So, don’t take short-cuts by using bar-soap or shower-gel on your face! And, remember to use a moisturiser and sunscreen every day.

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