Enjoy beautifully refreshed skin with a pH-balanced cleanser made from the purest ingredients. Carefully formulated to our high standards, Soul Story’s non-fragrance Purifying Cleansing Foam gently and effectively removes dirt, makeup, excess oil and pollutants without stripping away skin nutrients or moisture.
Why is the Purifying Cleansing Foam a balanced pH cleanser?
Balanced pH cleansers are huge right now as more people realize the benefits of your skin feeling moist and un-irritated after cleansing. Let’s break down why this is, so that we can understand why it’s important to add balanced pH gentle cleanser to your daily skincare routine.
What is pH?
pH stands for “power of hydrogen” and measures the acidity verses alkalinity of a solution of water + something. pH ranges between 0-14 and the number indicates the ratio of acidity and alkalinity of a substance. Zero is the most acidic, 7 is neutral, and 14 is the most alkaline. The pH of your skin’s protective barrier is between pH 4.5 and 5.5.
Healthy skin is slightly acidic, usually sitting pretty at a 5.5. Skin that is too acidic can become irritated, oily, and prone to breaking out. Skin that is too alkaline can appear dull and flaky.
What are the benefits from using a balanced pH cleanser?
Washing your face changes the pH of your skin. Every substance that touches your face influences your skin’s surface, including water. An increase in your skin pH irritates the physiological protective “acid mantle”. These changes affect the composition of the cutaneous bacterial flora and the activity of enzymes in the outer layers of skin, which have a naturally acidic nature, as described previously.
In other words, “acid mantle” is a suitable metaphor to illustrate the protective quality of the “acid” in your skin. Here’s what can happen when you disrupt the acid mantle:
- Your skin moisture evaporates, drying out your skin.
- Your skin becomes more sensitive and is unable to protect itself from the environment and every day pollutants.
- Bacteria multiply, causing blemishes, acne and breakouts.
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Therefore, if you have sensitive skin and you are prone to acne and/or blemishes, you have a more vulnerable skin mantle and need to switch to a balanced pH cleanser.
If you have combination and oily skin, a balanced pH cleanser won’t give you that “tight as if your skin might crack” feeling. That feeling of being squeaky clean is not what’s best for helping your oily T-zone. After cleansing, your skin should feel clean but also moisturized and nourished.
Why should people who are prone to acne avoid high pH cleansers?
An acidic pH increases the development of bacteria. When you raise the pH up several notches, bacteria suddenly finds the perfect environment to proliferate and thrive.
What are things to do to manage your skin pH level?
- Avoid bar soaps and even the natural ones. They only work at a high pH level.
- Buy a bunch of pH strips and test your cleanser yourself.
- Or you can save yourself the hassle and use our pH balanced Purifying Cleansing Foam.
Your skin will thank you for keeping your skin at a healthy pH level without extreme acidic pH exposure, as it will continue to do these two essential jobs:
- Keep moisture in your skin so that it stays soft and hydrated
- Keep germs, bacteria and pollutants out of the skin, preventing infections and irritations
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