Health / Soap pH value for Healthy Skin

pH Value
“pH” stands for “power of hydrogen or 'potential of Hydrogen'” is a measure of acidity or alkalinity of water soluble substances. Soap is used to clean (Dry, tight, soft and smooth) the body. Soap is also has pH value which can affect your skin.

Soap pH Value( Ranges from 0-14)
Soap pH Value = 0-6 Soap pH Value = 6-8 Soap pH Value = 8-14
Alkaline Neutral Acidic
Disrupt the skin’s acid mantle (leaving it vulnerable to bacterial and environmental attack, and accelerating the aging process.). Alkaline pH levels causes infection. Skin will be in good condition Bacterial colonisation of the skin increases with length of stay.Colonization of bacteria develops when a pathogen grows on a host's tissues that would normally not allow such growth.

Acid mantle
It is a very fine, slightly acidic film on the surface of human skin acting as a barrier to bacteria, viruses and other potential contaminants that might penetrate the skin.

Sebaceous gland secretes Sebum and when mixed with sweat becomes the acid mantle. The skin  pH value is 4.5 to 6.2 which is slightly acidic. Blood pH value is slightly alkaline (7.4), pathogenic bacteria that become adapted to the pH of the skin and are able to reach internal tissues will encounter an environment to which they are less well adapted. This combination of acidic exterior and alkaline interior is one of the body's non-specific host defenses against bacterial pathogens.

Symptoms of your skin are suffering from a damaged acid mantle:
1. Redness.
2. Temporary irritation and itching.
3. Reactivity.
4. Premature aging signs (fine lines, wrinkles, sagging).
5. Pores that appear larger.
6. Dryness and flaking.
7. Tightness.
8. Excessive oil.
9. Breakouts.
10. Sensitivity.

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