As you probably know, we love natural products- and there are so many benefits to using chemical-free skincare. This article will discuss a factor that we don’t really see addressed often despite the fact that it is vital to having healthy skin- and that factor is that our skin needs to have healthy pH levels.
Our skin has a fine film to shield it from bacteria and other potential contaminants, as well as protecting it against the elements. This film is called the acid mantle, as it is slightly acidic, meaning a healthy pH level for your skin is 4.5-5.5.
Many commercial products are alkaline, so using these on your skin can harm your acid mantle, leaving your skin susceptible to damage and feeling dry and tight- if your skin is too alkaline you will notice issues such as dryness, irritation, itching and redness.
So as we can see, it’s important for our skin health to make sure we choose products that help to restore our skin’s pH levels. We highly recommend Tropic Skincare’s Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist which you simply spritz onto clean skin before moisturising to balance the pH and reduce pore size.