There’s much ado about keeping one's skin pH in balance and it’s not without a good reason: it is a very prominent parameter to judge your skin’s health. The range of human’s skin pH lies between 4.5 to 5.5 we all know, but did you know that something as simple as washing your skin with tap water, which has a pH level of 7 or above, can make our skin more alkaline aka horrifyingly dry? One of those awful situations which lead to the depletion of the protective layer of your skin yielding horrible outcomes. Given that the layer of acid on our skin helps protect it from pathogens, environmental aggressors, and maintain lipids, it is imperative that like life itself, we keep the skin’s pH in the balance! Don’t be puzzled, you can dodge the horror by keeping check of the amount of alkalinity and acidity you put in your system and of course, apply on the body. Here are the products that you need.
Dr Brandt Skincare Clean Biotic pH Balanced Yogurt Chlorophyll Cleanser
Our grandmothers were onto something when they suggested using yoghurt for cleaning our faces. Likewise, Dr Brandt Skincare has designed a pH balancing yoghurt which supports the growth of beneficial bacterial flora and melts away dirt, pollution, grime, makeup, and excess oil in an instant. The chlorophyll complex, rich with antioxidants, further helps to detoxify, reduce irritation, and soothe the skin. The best thing about this yoghurt is that cleanses without stripping the natural oils off your skin, because of its balancing biotic complexes. Plus, it’s gluten-free!
The Balance by Beauty Bio pH Balancing Gel Cleanser
This all in one facial cleanser cum makeup remover is right on the mark with a pH level of 5.5. It restores the balance of the skin gently without stripping away skin’s protective acid mantle which means your skin won’t feel tight or dry after use. It is full of anti-inflammatory ginger which makes sure that your serums and moisturisers work more effectively by keeping the skin happy and hydrated. This one is also a solution for acne and blemishes - the oat kernels contain salicylic acid which is a known anti-acne agent the keeps the skin free of unrequired oil by balancing the sebum levels. Don’t believe us? Just read the customer reviews and hear them sing praises of The Balance!
Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser
A gentle cleanser well suited for sensitive skin concerns, Kiehl’s dermatologist approved Sensitive Facial Cleanser works on redness and dryness of the face. Formulated with Centella Asiatica extract and ancient medicinal plant, it strengthens the barrier of sensitive skin while leaving the skin cleansed, pH balanced, and moisturised all day long.
DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub
To be used just like a shampoo by massaging on the damp scalp, the DPHUE scalp scrub is the perfect thing to remove hair buildup, dead skin cells, and impurities. It works on all hair types from curly to coily and dry to oily. It will drive away your frizziness, scaling, and flaky scalp woes. What’s more? The apple cider vinegar seals the cuticle, pink Himalayan sea salt exfoliates naturally, and avocado oil plus aloe vera soothes any irritation. All these ingredients combined work together to rebalance the scalp pH. Gosh! Need we say more?
Biossance Squalane Bamboo Deodorant
End your search for a clean, non-toxic deodorant with this smooth, non-staining stick deodorant from Biossance. The fine bamboo powder makes sure that excess moisture is absorbed without clogging pores, it also neutralizes odour with the help of grapefruit, geranium, and clary sage. The stearyl glycyrrhizinate from licorice root keeps your skin feeling fresh and calm while maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance. Plus, it has the ‘Clean at Sephora’ certification which means that the deodorant is free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates and many more bad boys.
Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream
Rare ingredients like sweet birch and trusty ones like clove oil balance the skin by matching its pH overnight. The Erno Laszlo night cream is said to have a tofu-like texture which is non-greasy for night long comfortable wear. It delivers intense hydration so that you wake up with firmer and glowing skin with reduced fine lines.
Whichever product you go for, it’s an informed step towards better skin. Don’t hesitate in reaching out to a professional dermatologist for more information about your skin pH. After all, there is no such thing as too much skin-loving!