What is Skin pH, and Why It Matters

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Today, there is no end to the fad detoxes and over-the-counter regimens promising to change the way you look "instantaneously."

Unfortunately, many of these products fail to make one distinction:


The true measure of your skin health has to do with a number.


The pH of your skin is a number that indicates whether your skin is acidic or basic, and this number may just hold the key to understanding whether your skin will be healthy and strong, or dry and inflamed. (1)

In this blog we discuss why the pH of your skin matters, and how you can get yours to a HEALTHY NUMBER TODAY!




We all started learning (and probably forgetting) about pH back in science class. And while that may have been some time ago for many of us, the basic lessons of pH still matter, especially when it comes to your skin.

So... what is pH and the pH scale? Well, it's actually really simple. The pH scale is a numerical line from 0-14 that measures the acidity or alkaline level of something. (2)

A pH of 7 is considered neutral. Any number less than seven is considered acidic, and any number above 7 is considered alkaline. And though this number can fluctuate, your skin knows exactly what number it wants to be. (3)


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Although your skin is a complex topic to fully understand, the pH of your skin really derives from one area of your skin in particular - the acid mantle. (5)

Your acid mantle is a thin film that is mostly made up of lipids from your oil glands. It resides on the surface of your skin, and is especially picky when it comes to pH. (6)

In fact, your acid mantle prefers a pH of 5.5, which is on the acidic end of the pH scale. (7)




Understanding the acid mantle gives you a clue as to the importance of your pH. And that's because what's going on on the surface of your skin definitely plays a role in your overall skin health. 

To support this, not having a normal pH in accordance with what your acid mantle wants can lead to a lack of moisture retention, increased risk of infection, and less protection from harmful pollutants and toxins. (8)

Not only that, but your skin's pH has a major role to play in the overall protection of your skin, including its functionality and resilience as a barrier to everything you experience each day. (9)


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In addition to the importance of skin pH for the potential health of your skin's protective barrier, your pH can also determine the rate at which your skin wrinkles and prematurely ages.

This is because an imbalanced pH can allow free radicals and bacteria to far more easily attack your skin, causing inflammation, dermatitis, and even acne and breakouts. (11)

And even though your skin may seem strong, it's actually really sensitive. Skin sensitivity can be triggered heavily by its pH level, leading to a greater vulnerability to water loss and scaling. (12)


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Even though our skin favors an acidic number, it's constantly being affected by outside forces.

In fact, most over-the-counter bar soaps have a pH of 9 or 10, while regular tap water has a pH of 7. That's why, in many cases, the acid mantle of your skin is being swayed in a direction it doesn't want to be. (13)

And considering oily skin can reach a pH of around 4, and dry skin can reach a pH of over 5.5, even slight changes in the barrier of our skin can lead to long-term changes to your skin health and sensitivity. (14)


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Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to pH and how it relates to your skin is that the pH of your skin changes from one body part to the next.

For example, your chest, face, and hands are much more sensitive to the environment, making them more alkaline, as opposed to covered skin under your arms and on your lower body. (16)

Testing your skin (especially after cleaning it) and ensuring all sensitive and covered parts aren't cracked, dry, or tight is the only way to ensure your microbes are doing their job of preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi. Not checking this can lead to infection or a buildup of bacteria and further skin problems. (17)


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Although having dry skin and a compromised acid mantle can seem like something that is long-term, take a deep breath and relax, because it's not.

In fact, it can take just 18 hours for your skin to get back to its normal pH level. That's because of these awesome little skin-boosters called good microbes. (18)

The best way to ensure your natural flora can thrive and protect you is by doing your best to not wash too often, and avoiding chemicals that can affect the surface of your skin even more. (3)


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Although taking the steps to keeping your skin acidic is important, it's also important to know that your body likes to be on the alkaline side.

This means using 100% ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS for your skin, while also getting enough sleep, physical exercise, and controlling your stress level to help keep the pH of your body in a good range. (20)

And there's an another reason to take care of your skin. That's because skin that's balanced also makes your 100% ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS work better, making your skin glow even more radiantly than if it wasn't balanced at all. (21)


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The painful truth of restoring your pH is that many of the over-the-counter products claiming to nourish your skin are actually making your skin worse.

In fact, these over-the-counter products claiming to make your skin smooth and supple are actually stripping you of your natural oils, leaving your skin compromised and at risk for acne, eczema, and wrinkling. (22)

Also, many of these products don't contain the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to maintain its optimal health. Opt for 100% ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS to ensure your skin is getting the healthy boost it needs. (23)


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It's also important to avoid over-the-counter products because many of them contain dangerous chemicals, parabens, and synthetic antioxidants that are damaging more than just your pH.

In fact, these chemicals in over-the-counter skincare products often have an escalated pH that can mess up the ratio at which your skin controls its own moisture and oil levels. (25)

Over-the-counter products can also lead to a worsening of acne as it relates to the pH of your skin, furthering irritation, eczema, and psoriasis. (26)


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