We get it, you’ve been spending a lot of time, energy and money on taking care of your skin. While you may be in a consistent routine with your skin care, and using quality products you may be finding that you’re still not getting the skin results you were hoping for. Even if you’re using the products the right way, and that’s frustrating–isn’t it? When it comes to taking care of our skin, there are so many factors that play into having flawless skin. One thing that’s fairly new to consumers and skin care users is the idea of working to balance your skin’s surface and pH. You may be thinking, “huh?”
Here’s the deal, our skin is faced with a lot of different factors and elements on a daily basis. Our skin is designed to help fight certain things, but in order to do so the pH levels in our skin are affected. These different factors that we’re exposed to on a daily basis can make our pH levels become too low, or too high. Not quite sure what pH even really refers to? These levels, when talking about our skin are referring to how acidic our skin is. We have a layer on the top of our skin that is often referred to as the acid mantle, this is the layer that really can get out of wack or out of a balanced pH level. What many experts have found is that when our acid mantle and pH levels aren’t balanced. our skin isn’t able to protect itself in the best way, so we often begin to experience skin care struggles. So, really, when we’re balancing our skin we’re also balancing the pH levels in our skin to keep it working and protecting properly.
You’re probably wondering how you can work to balance your skin’s surface and pH levels in the best way, right? Well, many experts suggest using mild cleansers is the first step. Sometimes using cleansers that are too harsh on the skin can cause irritation and send your pH levels out of wack. If you find that your cleanser isn’t seeming to do what you need it to, switch to something on the milder side to start creating more balance in your skin. Next, you’re going to want to add a toner into your skin care routine. Most experts suggest using and adding a toner into your skin care routine, after you cleanse your skin and before you apply your moisturizer. It’s been found that toning the skin helps to bring your skin back to a balanced place after cleansing, and is found to allow your skin to better absorb the products you apply after because your skin is more balanced.
In addition, many experts suggest that eating a diet that’s high in acidity can also impact your skin’s pH levels and preventing it from becoming truly balanced. Check out your diet and determine whether it could be contributing to your skin not being as balanced as you’d like.