One of the most misunderstood and often neglected topics when we talk about skin care products has to be ‘pH levels. You may have heard people mention pH balance in relation to skincare, but what does it really mean?

Well, my friend, it’s not really rocket science. Let us break it down a bit. It’s all about the acidity or alkalinity of our skin.

Actually, our skin has a thin layer of oil called the acid mantle which helps protect it from harmful external bacteria and other irritants. This acid mantle has a pH level of around 4.5 to 5.5, which is slightly acidic. Maintaining this pH level is extremely essential in keeping our skin healthy and happy. When our skin’s pH level is out of this optimum range, it can lead to all sorts of problems, such as extreme dryness, sensitivity, and even stubborn and persistent acne. Some common culprits that can throw off your skin’s pH balance include harsh soaps, hot water, wrong make-up products, and certain skin care products that are too alkaline. 

A combination of external and internal factors determines the pH levels of your skin. If you want to keep your skin looking its best, we need to make sure that we are taking care of both. Let’s understand what these factors are. 

  • Internal factors: Our diet, stress levels, lifestyle choices, and even genetics can all play a crucial role in determining and maintaining our skin's pH levels. So, if you're chowing down on a lot of acidic foods, your skin might reflect just that. Stress is another factor that can influence our skin’s pH levels greatly. When constantly stressed out, our body produces excess sebum, which can affect our skin's pH balance.
  • External factors: The pH levels of our skin can be influenced by the environment around us, too. For example,  constant or long exposure to UV rays, pollution, and harsh chemicals can disrupt the natural pH balance of your skin. So, if we spend too much time sunbathing or shopping outdoors in a heavily polluted area or if we apply all sorts of chemical-laden products to our skin, don’t be surprised if our skin ends up looking like a ripe tomato. 
    Our skin is naturally acidic, with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5, and this acidity helps to maintain our skin’s hydration levels and keep harmful bacteria at bay. 

If you use skin care products that are too alkaline (with a higher pH), it can disrupt the natural balance of your skin, making it dry, itchy, and easily prone to breakouts and rashes. On the other hand, products that are too acidic (with a lower pH) can also cause irritation and damage. So, one needs to follow a good natural skincare routine, one that takes into account the pH levels of your skin and can help maintain its natural balance and keep it looking dewy, healthy, and oh-so-glowy. 

But fear not, my dear friend, there are ways to keep your skin’s pH level in check.

Switch to a mild natural face cleanser

Opt for mild face cleansers as a part of your natural skincare routine as they are free from harsh chemicals, preservatives, and synthetic fragrances that can irritate your skin and cause long-lasting damage. These types of cleansers are made from ingredients that are sourced from nature, such as plants, fruits, herbs, and essential oils. One major benefit of using mild natural face cleansers is that they are gentle on your skin. They don’t strip away the natural oils or imbalance the required pH levels of your skin, keeping your skin at its optimum best. Instead, natural face cleansers help, to nourish and protect your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. Using a natural face cleanser can also help to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Introducing natural ingredients like Tea Tree oil, Lavender,  and Chamomile in your natural skincare routine is extremely beneficial for your skin. They have potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce acne, redness, and inflammation.  Adding a mild cleanser to your natural skincare routine can also help to improve skin tone and skin texture, leaving your skin looking radiant, glowing, and beautiful. 

Include our Jovees Papaya Face Wash In your daily natural skincare routine. Enriched with premium quality, natural Papaya extract, it gently helps deep cleanse your skin. Its mild herbal ingredients help maintain your skin’s optimum pH levels, prevent dryness, and prioritize your skin’s well-being, making it a  complete game-changer in your natural skincare routine. 

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Don’t skip the toner

If you’re looking for a way to take your natural skincare routine to the next level, using a good mild face toner is a great place to start. With a pH range that is between 5 and 7, natural skin toners can help balance the pH levels of your skin, remove any remaining impurities after cleansing, and improve the overall appearance and health of your skin. 

Unlike traditional toners, which are often full of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, natural skin toners are made from ingredients that are gentle on your skin and made with ingredients derived from nature. They are free from alcohol, (which can dry out your skin) and other harmful ingredients that can cause irritations and allergies. One of the biggest benefits of using a natural face toner is that it can help to improve the overall health of your skin. Opting for a natural skincare routine that includes natural ingredients like Witch Hazel, Rosewater, and Green Tea have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce acne, inflammation, and redness. They can also help to soothe and calm your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalized. Another advantage of using a natural face toner is that it can help to tighten and minimize the appearance of pores. Adding herbal ingredients like  Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon juice to your daily natural skincare routine can help to unclog pores,  remove dead skin cells, and prevent breakouts. Adding a good herbal toner to your natural skincare routine can also help to brighten and even out your skin tone, leaving your skin looking bright, even, and luminous.  

Adding our Jovees Green Tea Face Toner to your daily natural skincare routine is just what the dermatologist ordered for that super healthy, pH-balanced skin. This nutrient-rich formulation helps reduce the appearance and size of your pores, amps up collagen production, and also helps retain the elasticity and tautness of your skin. By including this in your daily natural skincare routine, you are basically adding heart, health, life, and longevity to your skin. 

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