Why Does the pH of Skin Matter?

pH of skin
Cellbone PH of skin

First of all, what is the skin pH and why does it matter? The pH of your skin affects many things – like maintaining the delicate acid mantle which protects against premature ageing and environmental damage to the skin. You may have heard of the pH scale which ranges from 0-14.


With a healthy pH, moisture is kept in, and bacteria stays out! Everyday obstructions of the pH can be makeup, abrasive scrubs, and even water! Yes, that’s right, water can immensely affect the health of your delicate skin, so no scalding hot showers on the face please! Thankfully our skin can regulate its pH pretty quickly, however you will run into trouble fast if you experience pH aggravations consistently.

The ideal skin pH is around 5, which is slightly acidic. But it’s not like your skin can tell you when its pH is disrupted, so here are some easy signs to spot:

  • Inflammatory skin conditions – acne, rosacea, eczema, hives, or psoriasis
  • Uncomfortably tight skin
  • Dryness
  • Reactive or sensitive skin


The skin microbiome thrives in its slightly acidic environment, so could your skin woes potentially be exasperated by an imbalance of the pH? Here are some tips to keep your skin habits in check and the skin balanced:

  • Avoid hot showers and opt for lukewarm water to cleanse the skin
  • Avoid stripping soaps, skincare and cleanser
  • Ensure that the products you choose to use are supportive of your skin and not pH interfering
  • Avoid harsh detergents or cleaning products
  • Do not excessively exfoliate or scrub the skin
Cellbone Neutraliser skin pH balancer

How does the Cellbone Neutraliser skin pH balancer work?

The Cellbone neutraliser skin PH balancer restores the skin’s pH quickly, refreshes the skin with aloe vera and cucumber flowers, while promoting tissue repair with Centella asiatica. It is best used immediately after cleansing, by applying a couple drops onto the skin and letting dry before continuing with your regular skincare routine.

It also is used in clinic after a chemical peel to remove and neutralise it, bringing your skin pH back to baseline.

The neutraliser is suitable for all skin types, so is a perfect addition to your regime.

By Riley McDonald

Dermal Therapist 

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