How To Test Your Skin’s pH Level?
It is not easy to test your skin’s pH level. To get a perfect answer you would have to consult a healthcare practitioner or dermatologist who would use a pH meter to determine the pH level of your skin.
This simple test consisting of eight questions will help you to determine where your skin falls on the pH scale.
How does your skin feel after cleansing?
a) Soft and smooth
b) Tight and dry
c) Still slightly oily or not thoroughly clean
How often do you moisturise your face?
a) At least morning and evening
b) Once a day
Has your skin become sensitive to products you regularly use, including makeup and creams?
a) No, it feels normal, like always
b) Once in a while
c) Yes. It seems like it reacts to everything I put on it lately
How often does your skin have dry, flaky, rough patches?
Do you notice that your skin looks duller and has more lines in the morning?
b) Yes, usually
c) It’s a very rare occurrence
Is your skin excessively oily and prone to breakouts (whereas it wasn’t in the past)?
Does your skin often look red and feel irritated?
b) It stings only after applying products.
Does your skin look plump, moist, and dewy?
a) Almost always
c) It’s plump, but more greasy than dewy
How did your skin score?
- If you answered mostly B’s, your skin’s pH is too high:
You have Alkaline (basic) skin. Your skin’s acid mantle is being stripped of its protective lipids and falling prey to bacteria, UV rays, and harsh ingredients. Take a close look at the products you are using to wash your face, exfoliate and moisturise. Try our Alcohol Free Foaming Cleanser and Hydrating Moisturiser. Both have been formulated to be pH neutral helping your skin achieve its perfect pH balance.
- If you answered mostly A’s, your skin’s pH is perfect:
This is your skin’s happy place. Having skin this good isn’t an accident, so kudos to you. We know you are cleansing and moisturising using the right products. I hope they are natural!!
- If you answered mostly C’s, your skin’s pH is too low (acidic):
You are experiencing oily skin, breakouts, and sensitivity. You may be overdoing it using peeling products (think acids) in an effort to remove excess oil. While this type of cleansing/exfoliation can give you the illusion of a healthy complexion, your skin is suffering from too much of a good thing. You may be relying to heavily on facial cleansers and exfoliating products.