If you’re someone who has struggled with skin issues, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Why can’t I find the right skincare product?”. Well we would call the “right” product, “balanced”. And the answer might be simpler than you think.
But what does “balanced skin” really mean, and how do you get there?
Achieving a healthy water-to-oil balance is fundamental in seeing improvements in your skin’s appearance. Now, after years of viewing late-night skincare infomercials, they may have taught you to shriek at any sign of oil. But don’t do so just yet. Natural and essential oils are a vital part of your skin’s biome and keep your water-to-oil balance in check. Many over-the-counter products contain harsh chemicals that strip your skin of these oils, giving the appearance of quick results; but they don’t last.
Equally important to your water-to-oil balance is your skin’s natural pH. But what is pH? It stands for “potential Hydrogen” and refers to an organic substance’s natural ability to attract Hydrogen ions. Simply put: pH measures acidity on a scale of 0-14, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline. Your body’s pH is around 7 which is considered neutral.
With a pH of around 5.5, your skin provides a natural barrier to germs and infection causing bacteria. When your skin begins to lose its acidity it becomes dry, resulting in fine lines and premature aging, while high acidity will result in breakouts and overproduction of oil. The trick is to keep your skin right in that “balanced” sweet spot.
We aren't able to balance your skin for you, but we can give you some tips on how to get there. Here are 3 small steps that will get you on your way to maintaining a healthy pH and favorable water-to-oil balance.
Get rid of harsh cleansers and soaps. Most common soaps and cleansers are alkaline with a pH of 8-10. Stay away from these and you will prevent premature aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Choose antioxidant and vitamin-rich skincare products. Replenish those essential oils, vitamins, and antioxidants that your body needs to remain hydrated and keep a balanced water-to-oil ratio.
Only use pH balanced skincare products. All Dekke Hud products are designed to keep your skin functioning at its most natural and healthy level. This includes ensuring that our facial cleanser, masks, and lotion hold a pH that is closest to your skin’s own natural pH level.
Because your body’s pH can throw off your skin, along with any skincare regimen you should always consider eating a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, along with plenty of water and exercise to see the best results.
Now, when thinking back to all of those failed “miracle” facial washes and pimple creams that zapped your skin into desert-like dryness, you can say it’s time for something new. Don’t keep adding harsh solutions into your routine when you could feed your skin’s natural defenses. Just follow the simple steps listed above when choosing your next skincare products, and you will be on your way to healthier, refreshed-looking skin.