How to Balance Skin pH

One of the most important mantras in life is balance, whether it comes to your diet, participating in activities, or anything at all. Creating balance guarantees that you are benefitting from varied experiences. This does apply to your skin, as well! Balanced skin is healthy and natural.

To establish a balanced skin, you need to understand your skin’s pH, otherwise known as potential hydrogen.

What is pH?

The degree of acidity is measured by pH or what is known as potential hydrogen. pH has a vital role in regulating skill conditions as it neutralizes the skin, inhibits bacteria development, and restores and maintains the proper acid environment for the skin's natural flora to thrive.

What happens to an unbalanced skin?

If the natural balance of that skin is disrupted, the skin loses water and dries out. The outer layer of skin can no longer function as a protective barrier in this state.

What does this mean?

The skin's pH level is around 5.5 on the acid scale when it is balanced. Creams hydrate the skin, but they do not stimulate the skin's natural defense mechanism if the pH is too high.

What do we need to do to restore PH balance in our skin?

It is essential to understand that establishing an appropriate pH balance in your skin is not a troublesome task and just requires minor changes to your skincare routine.

Therefore, your first step in securing a balancing skincare routine is understanding pH levels and its impact on your skin. Next, you need to ensure that your skincare products are mindful of the pH meter. This is where we would like to come in and introduce our clinically proven solution, Johnson's Skin Balance, that deeply hydrates your skin to help restore its pH, resulting in a balanced, moisturized, and healthy-looking complexion.

What are common factors that affect skin PH?

Elements that influence skin pH are:

  • air pollution
  • acne
  • antibacterial products
  • weather conditions
  • cosmetics
  • sweat
  • tap water
  • excessive sun exposure
  • excessive skin cleansing

How to measure the pH level of Skin?

There are different ways that you can measure the pH level of your skin.

  • Strips for at-home testing: You may be able to determine your skin pH on your own through paper strips that are placed on your skin. These papers then measure your skin’s pH levels.
  • Consulting with a dermatologist: A dermatologist's office may also provide liquid pH testing. 
  • Observing: Skin with a velvety texture and no dry patches is most likely balanced. Irritation, acne, redness, and dry areas are all indicators of an alkaline skin pH.

What is JOHNSONS Skin Balance?

Our newly designed skincare range for sensitive skin, Skin Balance from Johnson’s, is a body cream, lotion, and sorbet that works within your skin to provide optimal care. Skin Balance is light and non-greasy, making it an ideal product for daily use all over the body. Its quickly absorbent ingredients allow you to get dressed immediately after application.

What does Skin Balance do?

Balanced skin is healthy skin. Just as the name suggests, Skin Balance balances out the pH level of your skin to restore its natural defense.

Your best bet is Johnson's Skin Balance, developed in collaboration with dermatologists, deeply hydrating your skin while restoring its pH balance and keeping it moisturized and firm.