Why Is Skin Ph Important And Tips To Maintain It
You might have noticed that sometimes your face is oily and sometimes dry. The skin can become unbalanced for a variety of reasons and finding the right balance for your skin is very important to maintain its health and appearance. Your skin can behave weirdly if its pH balance is off. You’re probably wondering what role pH plays in skincare? Isn’t pH all about acidity, at least that’s what they taught you in school right? We understand your confusion and don’t worry, we got your back. Read on to understand more about skin pH and why skin pH is important.
In chemistry, pH means ‘potential of Hydrogen’ and it is a measure of how acidic or alkaline a substance is. The range varies from 0 which is very acidic to 14 which is very alkaline. So now, what is pH level of the skin? When talking about skin’s pH level, you need to first understand your skin’s acid mantle. Th skin’s acid mantle safeguards it from external factors such as bacteria, allergens, and pollution while maintaining moisture. For balanced skin, your acid mantle should remain slightly acidic with a pH of approximately 4.5-6. Maintaining your skin’s pH can be tricky but is important for your overall skin health.
Here’s a list of factors that can affect the skin pH level
- Antibacterial products
- Change in seasons, with different humidity levels
- Antibacterial soaps and gels
- Sebum/skin moisture
- Excessive sun exposure and UV rays
- Frequent washing of your skin
How to maintain pH level of your face?
Using a cleanser daily will combat acne, improve skin conditions, and gently remove all makeup and impurities from the skin without drying it out. You can opt for the mild yet effective Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove all impurities and toxins from your skin without rinsing. Next, you can also use the Garnier Gentle Soothing Face Wash to control excess sebum and give your skin an instant boost of freshness and radiance. Adding this step to your daily routine will help maintain the pH level of your skin and give you a fresh and radiant complexion.
Using a scrub will help remove excess oil and dirt from deep within the skin, allowing oxygen to travel through. This process also helps to get rid of dead skin cells from the surface which will help in maintaining the natural balance of the skin. Exfoliate one to three times a week, depending on your skin type and make sure that you do not over-exfoliate as it can cause dryness, irritation, and redness.
Moisturizing is often overlooked by most people but is one of the most important steps in any skincare routines Using a pH balanced moisturizer maintains your skin’s pH, nourishes the skin, and keeps it hydrated, smooth and supple. The Garnier Bright Complete Vitamin C Serum Cream helps to visibly reduce dark spots, pimple spots, and UV spots whereas the Garnier Light Complete Moisturizing Serum in Lotion shields your face from the sun damage and lightens dark spots without leaving your skin feeling greasy or sticky . You can also opt for the Garnier BB Cream to not only moisturize your skin but also brighten it while hiding imperfections and giving you an even-toned complexion.
Applying sunscreen –
Harmful sun rays can damage your skin pH level and also lead to hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. Even if you don’t have time for an elaborate skincare routine, you should make sure that you do not miss applying sunscreen. The Garnier Bright Complete Serum Cream with SPF 40 is made with a lightweight formula that gets absorbed into the skin quickly and provides UV protection and skin brightening all at once. This cream acts like a pH balanced sunscreen which helps to overcome issues related to pH balance.
Following these simple steps will help you maintain your skin’s pH balance and pave way for healthy and younger-looking skin. Explore the Garnier skincare range to find the products that will suit your skin type and address concerns related to your skin’s pH level.