Have you heard of PH balance in your skin? Chances are you’ve seen cleaners and lotions that claim to be PH neutral. You may have wondered how important it is to choose PH neutral skin care. While you can certainly keep your skin looking healthy and balanced without specially marked PH neutral skin care it’s not a bad idea to look into products that will keep your skin naturally balanced for you. Luckily, there are many natural products that can help you balance your skin’s PH levels without the hefty price tag that specialty skin care products have.
What exactly does PH mean?
PH levels refer to acidity or alkalinity of a given substance. In your skin PH levels should always be slightly acidic when compared to the inside of your body. This ensures that you skin is protected from bacterial infections and will keep you healthier than a truly neutral PH level. In fact, your skin’s acidic levels need to be PH balanced at around 5.5.
How Can You Achieve Balanced PH Levels?
Achieving a balanced PH does not need to be difficult and you don’t need a degree in science to be able to balance your skin. Below are some tips on maintaining the PH balance in your skin.
- Skin Toner: Some people don’t believe they need a skin toner but in reality a toner can help balance your skin’s PH levels because it will remove dirt, oil, and remaining debris on your face after you’ve washed it with a cleaner. The important thing to remember when choosing a toner is to pick one that is not harsh and won’t dry out your skin. Instead, focus on moisturizing ingredients and never use a toner with alcohol on your skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Choosing a serum can seem overwhelming with the large amounts of serums that are currently available on the market. One serum that will naturally keep your PH balanced is a hyaluronic acid serum. The reason this type of serum is so good for you skin is because your skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid so using a hyaluronic serum can help keep your natural acid levels balanced and healthy.
- Dietary Supplements: Most people believe that supplements are only helpful for improving your inner health but choosing the right type of supplements can also have a beneficial effect on your skin’s PH level. Look for supplements that encourage high PH levels so that your skin will naturally maintain its own levels at their proper level.
- Don’t Use Soap: As a teenager you may have used soap to clean your skin because you believed that it would help control oil. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Soap is actually one of the worst things you can use on your skin and it can reduce your skin’s PH levels to make them more alkaline. This is why when you use soap on your skin you will eventually being to experience dull skin and clogged pores. The PH levels on your face are unbalanced and until you stop using soap they will remain so.
Until recently you may not have thought much about your skin’s PH balance. But once you begin recognizing the need to ensure your own skin’s PH balance you will quickly learn that it doesn’t take much to disrupt this balance. Luckily, it’s also easy to balance back out again once you make small changes to your skin care routine. Following the above tips will ensure that your skin remains balanced and will in turn allow you to showcase your healthy and great looking skin at all times.