Our skin is multitasking. That is, the skin is able to play many roles that are critical to our overall well-being. And among these, its most important role is, without a doubt, to act as a protective barrier between our body and the outside world. Therefore, the main protagonist of this story is the pH of the skin! After all, it is one of your main protection mechanisms.
The pH of our skin is constantly threatened by external aggression. Whether it’s pollution, temperature changes or aggressive chemicals. Therefore, the highest quality skin care products help to maintain the ideal pH, restoring your natural defenses. The use of these products makes our skin more resistant, less sensitive and capable of performing its main protective function!
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First at all, it’s important to know that the ideal pH value of the skin on most of our face and body is between 4.7 and 5.75. Besides, a pH of 7 – that of pure water – is considered neutral. Finally, any value below 7 is considered acidic, while values above 7 are considered alkaline. Therefore, the skin’s natural pH is slightly acidic. It is happens because of the skin’s acid mantle – this is an aqueous part of the hydro-lipid film that protects the outer layers of the skin.
Another important point about skin pH is that it not only varies slightly with sex and body part, it also changes at different times in life.
The pH is a scale from 0 to 14 points. It measures the acidity or basicity (basic or alkaline) of an aqueous solution based on the concentration of hydrogen ions present in it. A pH value between 0 and 6 is acidic. Values between 8 and 14 are considered basic or alkaline. Finally, a value of 7 indicates a neutral pH.
The pH is an important aspect when we choosing cosmetics: our skin has a slightly acidic pH. Although the skin is able to dampen pH variations, applying basic or excessively acidic products to the skin tends to stress it over time and this can cause problems. Cosmetics must therefore have a slightly acidic pH. In the list below, we see the values that the cosmetics we manufacture must have:
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Generally speaking, the structure of the skin and its pH have slightly different values depending on the part of the body. However, most facial and body skin ranges from a pH of 4.7 to 5.75. The biggest difference is in specific products, such as intimate soaps. These have a lower pH than the rest of the body due to the region to be applied.
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