The pH value of the skin: an important indicator for healthy skincare
The importance of the pH value of the skin is often emphasized by cosmetic manufacturers, but few consumers truly understand what it entails. The pH value is a crucial factor for healthy epidermis, and the better we understand how it works, the better we can tailor our skincare to our individual needs.
The pH value of healthy skin usually ranges between 4.7 and 5.6, which means it is slightly acidic. However, depending on the skin type, the pH level can vary. For example, the skin of people with dry skin is often more alkaline, which can lead to skin infections. On the other hand, people with oily or combination skin often have a pH level that is too low, which can lead to an overproduction of sebum and cause blemishes and enlarged pores.
When the pH level of the skin is disturbed, it can also affect the microbiology of the skin, which serves as a protective barrier against pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. A disturbed pH value weakens this protective barrier and can promote the development of such microorganisms.
Therefore, it is important to balance and maintain the pH value of the skin to ensure a healthy epidermis. We can use balancing tonics in our daily routine to achieve this. These special preparations can help restore the pH balance of the skin and protect it from irritation and flakiness. A simple skincare routine with mild cosmetic products tailored to our skin type can already make a big difference.
When cleansing, we should choose products that are suitable for our skin type and based on oils and gentle detergents to avoid unnecessarily straining our skin. Products from Amala are suitable for cleansing, such as the Pore Clarifying Gel Cleanser or the Nourishing Gentle Cleansing Balm.
For toning, an balancing facial toner based on water and other nourishing ingredients is recommended. It helps regulate the pH value of the skin and soothes irritated skin without drying it out.
For optimal facial care, we recommend using facial serums such as vitamin C serums and appropriate day or night creams. To protect our skin, we should use creams with an SPF 50 filter all year round.
A healthy diet that is rich in unsaturated omega fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, as well as avoiding sugar, stimulants, and highly processed foods, can also contribute to maintaining a balanced pH level. By consciously taking care of the pH value of our skin and using the right products, we can look forward to healthy and radiant skin.
We would like to thank our practice manager Izabela Przystalska for this blog post.