Balanced Skin is Beautiful Skin


By Sydney Boryga
April 24, 2018

 

Let’s take it back to high school. It’s a sunny day and Beyonce just dropped Single Ladies, but you’re stuck in chemistry class. Your teacher is throwing out words like “alkaline” and “acidic” and you remember them, but only until your next final. Fast forward to the present and those vocab words regain importance in your life, except rather than needing to know them for an exam, you need them to switch up your skin care routine.
 
Yes ladies and gents, it’s time to go back to basics. This week we’re talking pH.

 First off, what is pH?

PH, or “potential hydrogen” is used to describe our skin’s acidic-alkaline level--those fancy words (acidic and alkaline) are simply identifiers based on a scale. The scale goes from 1-14, with 1 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. This helps determine how the skin looks and performs. The skin should range from 4.5 to 7 on the pH scale--slightly acidic but “neutral”. Our skin has a thin layer (called the acid mantle) that is made up of sebum, which mixes with other properties on the skin to maintain the skin’s “ideal” pH about 5.5. Now that we got through the technical stuff...

 

So, it's kind of a big deal?

Exactly. Our skin looks and functions its best when our pH levels are balanced. As we age, we tend to develop more skin issues - acne, wrinkles, sun spots, etc. That’s because our pH levels become less acidic and more alkaline, which allows for bacteria and infections to grow. If we keep our pH at a healthy level, we can effectively retain moisture and fight against premature aging, maintaining balanced skin. Balance is a beautiful thing! 

 

 

 

Check out this video for @sunkissalba's take on balanced skin with DIY hacks. Love!

 

 

Tomorrow we discuss some things you might be doing to irritate your skin's pH. You won't wanna miss it!

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