Keeping your skin clean is an essential part of any skincare routine, but did you know that washing your face with water alone can actually disrupt your skin's natural pH balance? It's true – the pH of water can be as high as 8, which can lead to dryness, irritation, and even breakouts.
Your skin has a natural pH balance that is slightly acidic, typically around 4.5 to 5.5. This pH balance is important for maintaining a healthy skin barrier, which helps to keep your skin moisturized, protected, and free from harmful bacteria. When the pH of your skin is disrupted, it can lead to a range of issues, from dryness and irritation to inflammation and acne.
So why is water such a problem? Well, as we mentioned earlier, the pH of water can be quite high, especially if you live in an area with hard water. Hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can make it more alkaline and therefore more likely to disrupt your skin's natural pH balance.
So what's the solution? The best way to cleanse your skin without disrupting its pH balance is to use a gentle gel cleanser in combination with WARM not HOT water. Gel cleansers are formulated to be pH-balanced, meaning they won't disrupt your skin's natural acidity. They're also typically less drying than foaming cleansers, which can be harsh on sensitive skin.
Our Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser is a must-have for anyone looking for a gentle, effective, and nourishing cleanser that won't strip their skin of its natural oils. With its unique formula and luxurious feel, it's sure to become a staple in your skincare routine.