Help! I Think My Skin’s PH Is Out Of Balance!

I found this question on my social media and chose to answer it here.

Question: My skin has been really dry this winter; will I have to deal with dryness in the spring too?

Answer: Oftentimes, our skincare needs change when the seasons change.  To keep up with the changing conditions, you may need to adjust your pH levels.  

What’s My PH Level?

When I say pH levels, I’m talking about the acid verses alkaline balance in your skin.  A pH level above 7 is alkaline and a pH level below 7 is acidic.  A pH level right at about 7 is considered neutral.  Of course, too much of anything is not good for you, therefore too acidic or too alkaline is not good for you.  

There are a lot of factors that can affect your skin’s pH level, here are a few:

  • Humidity (change of seasons)
  • Air pollution
  • Overexposure of sun
  • Soap and detergents 
  • Cosmetics
  • Sweat
  • Tap water

Try A Low Alkaline Cleanser

One of the ways you can balance your pH level with your skincare routine is by using a low alkaline cleanser.  You’ll want to select a cleanser with a pH level between 2.5 and 4.3.   

Below are some cleanser suggestions based on your skin type:

  • Normal skin – find a mild cleanser.
  • Oily skin – find a cleanser that contains Salicylic Acid.
  • Dry skin – find a cleanser that contains a moisturizer or find a cream based cleanser that includes Lactic Acid
  • Combination skin – look for a mild cleanser that contains Glycolic Acid.
  • Myelinated skin – find a cleanser containing Hybrid Glycolic Acid.
  • Sensitive skin – look for a cream-based cleanser so it moisturizes your skin but does not contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids

I hope this was helpful, please feel free to contact us with any of your skin care questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.  You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at

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