Biology Smart Skincare is carefully formulated to a pH level balance of healthy skin. Typically, healthy skin has a slight acidic pH average of 5.5. Maintaining a healthy pH (slightly acidic), neutralises chemicals and bacteria thus protecting the skin from premature ageing and further damage.
Harsh ingredients such as sulphates, soaps, detergents and artificial fragrances can alter the skins pH, resulting in unbalanced skin conditions such as severe dryness, sensitivity, excess oil, congestion and other skin issues. Additional factors such as poor diet, stress, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise, sun exposure, and unsuitable skin care can also affect the pH balance of the skin.
HOW DOES pH RELATE TO OUR SKIN?
Most skin problems occur when the skin’s pH is out of balance. The acid mantle is a natural barrier for skin, it is a protective film made up of water and sebum and functions best at a slight acidic pH of 5.5. The acid mantle is responsible for keeping in nutrients and moisture while blocking pollution and toxins.
If this acid mantle is consistently disrupted it can lead to infection, severe skin dryness and potentially more serious skin conditions.
Choosing the right skincare and haircare products can assist in maintaining the healthy pH of your skin.