Which facial cleanser should I use for my skin type?
Is Vitamin E good for skin?
What does Salicylic Acid do?
Which cleanser contains Salicylic Acid?
Are your cleansers cruelty-free?
Are your cleansers vegan?
Are your cleansers gluten-free?
All pHisoderm® CLEAN cleansers are gluten-free.
Is bar soap better than face wash?
Though many of our grandmother’s swear by a conventional bar of soap to wash their face, it just simply is not your best option. Most bars of soaps have a pH level of 9-10 and if you are wondering if shampoo is any better, only slightly with a pH of 6-7. Your skin is at its best at a pH of 5.5 and washing your face with something so alkaline (high pH) could result in over drying, striping the oils that are essential in keeping your skin clear and healthy.
Why is fragrance in skin care bad?
Is hyaluronic acid good for acne?
Why is skin pH important?
The acid mantle is key to skin’s protective barrier. It is a thin oily film, made up of sweat and sebum, which sits on top of the outmost layer of our skin and protects skin from bacteria entering. Many of the contaminants that might enter our skin, such as chemicals from the atmosphere and harmful bacteria, are alkaline in nature, which means they have a pH of higher than 7. When bacteria are killed by acid they can’t damage the skin but if you strip skin of its acidic mantle by using the wrong skin care products, it becomes much easier for bacteria to find its way in. Our skin’s natural acidity neutralizes chemicals and bacteria, which is a necessary part of the body’s defense system.
The acid mantle becomes unbalanced with the use of strong alkaline soaps, cleansers, and detergents. Excess perspiration may also be a factor. If you perspire more than average, your acid mantle will have a higher proportion of sweat compared to others, throwing skin of its natural balance.
Maintain skins acid mantle by:
- Using pH balanced skin care products
- Avoiding harsh soaps
- Frequently moisturizing with a slightly acidic moisturizer
- Protecting yourself from the sun
Maintaining both the acid mantle and skin’s pH is a fine balance, but vital to being able to neutralize harmful bacteria, which can lead to acne, infection, or irritation. pHisoderm® CLEAN cleansers restore skin back to its natural balance to help maintain healthy-looking and feeling skin.