01 Jan Do You Know Your Skin pH?
You’ve probably heard a lot about Skin pH and microbiome recently, but what are they? And what do they mean for you?
We’ve already told you about the importance of maintaining a healthy skin microbiome. In case you need a recap, your skin microbiome is your very own natural shield – a unique ecosystem responsible for controlling aspects of your skin, such as maintaining an efficient and protective barrier, balancing out the skin’s natural pH, as well as defending against pathogenic germs and toxins, which can lead to irritation and skin issues like Acne, Rosacea, Dermatitis etc.
For our skin’s microbiome to work at their best, we must first look to balance and normalise a healthy pH level for our skin. The pH is the measurement of how acidic or alkaline a solution is. For optimal healthy skin, we ideally look for a pH of between 4.7-5.8. Anything either side of this ideal level, can lead to poor skin health, irritated, unhappy skin and a compromised skin barrier.
Many skincare solutions we encounter daily (even water!) can disrupt our skin’s pH for several hours after exposure – leading to an increased alkaline pH value which is not ideal for the cutaneous microbiome of the skin, meaning the skin’s natural flora cannot thrive, the skin function becomes impaired, dry, sensitive and susceptibility to bacteria increases.
How do you maintain a healthy skin pH level?
BYONIK still has the perfect solution. The BYONIK skincare range is the ideal skin pairing. Their specialist products are extremely well tolerated by all skin types and concerns. Not only are they specially designed with their concentrated active ingredients, BYONIK also disclose the pH of every product. In principle the range provides an innovative strategy, which works on the four key skin protection factors for optimal healthy skin:
- Strengthen the barrier
- Build up the epidermis
- Improve the skin’s integrity
- Stabilise the Microbiome
This unique product concept is a must-have to stabilise the protective layer, skin flora and promote ongoing healthy skin. With a proprietary collection of Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics, these combined clever actives, strengthen the barrier function, normalise, stabilise the barrier and its all-important healthy flora. This daily cream is extremely effective for the treatment of all common skin symptoms, including dry and flaky skin, Eczema, Dermatitis, redness and Rosacea, Acne outbreaks and support for menopausal and fragile skin.
This is an inclusive 4-step daily skin preparation kit- with a pH of 4.9 – 5.5, which provides gentle and intense cleansing to achieve a fresh complexion whilst restoring our skin’s balance, pH and our all-important acid mantle. A well cleansed skin can perfectly absorb the active ingredients that follow. We suggest you follow this phase for beautiful skin with the perfect synergy of the ProMicrobiome Cream which completes the ideal defense shield.
Photo by Louis Reed