All of us, at some point felt the frustration of dry skin condition: flaky, dry, sensitive, prone to breakouts, too oily. Sound similar? The fact remains that skin’s health is linked to the crucial balance between acid and alkaline, which is measured by the pH scale. All cleansers, soaps, lotions, and other skin care products have effect on the pH level of your skin.
How pH works?
Generally pH of a substance is measured on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic while 14 is most alkaline, and 7 is neutral. The outer skin surface of normal adult is coated with sebum, perspiration and natural oils. The surface of normal adult skin is coated with combinations of sebum, skin’s natural oil, and perspiration which protects and lock the moisture. A normal adult skin is bit acidic with a pH level of 5.3 - 5.10.
If skin’s pH is too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive, which leads to skin aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.
What is the pH Level of my Skin?
Determining the pH level of your skin is quiet easy, for example, if your skin is oily and acne-prone its acidic & if skin is dry and flaky, it's alkaline. You can also consult a dermatologist for accurate reading of your skin's pH level.
Why use dermadoctor's cleanser instead of soap?
A soap has a pH level 9 - 10, which can cleanse your skin, but it removes all natural oils from the skin and makes pH level alkaline. This will also raise some new skin problems - flaks, dryness, and inflammation leading the sebaceous glands to overproduce oil for compensating dryness causing clogged pores and breakouts. During excessive dryness of skin, it can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Cleansers generally have much lower pH in comparison to soaps and are gentler on your skin.
Don't use bar soaps on your face, having alkalinity level between 8 and 10. Always prefer Dermadoctor cleanser having a lower pH levels and are designed for mild cleansing of the face. Also prefer a healthy, balanced diet and avoid processed foods which will help keep your skin glowing and radiant!