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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
- 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
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