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5 pH Balanced Skin Care Products For Acne

5 pH Balanced Skin Care Products For Acne

The pH Balanced Skin Care Conversation

Learning about pH balanced skin care products inevitably leads to a conversation about pH, which then turns into a chat about the acid mantle.  The acid mantle is also known as the lipid barrier.  This is the end all – be all – of skin care.

Understanding pH

If you google pH balance, you can see that there is a range of 0 – 14.  7 is considered pH balanced.  Anything lower is acidic and anything higher is alkaline.  The skin is generally understood to have a pH balance of 5.2 – 5.7.  There are differing numbers, I’ve even seem some skin care texts suggest that it can go up to 6.3.

Now if the skin’s pH dips just a little and its normal state becomes a tad bit more acidic, that’s when problems can occur.  It’s like there’s a breach in the wall of a fortress.  The enemy you’re fighting and trying to keep out can get in. When the pH of the skin hovers towards the more acidic side of the scale, it’s going to allow junk to come in, such as bacteria!  This bacteria will cause issues and one of those issues can be acne!

What Disrupts pH Balance?

Your skin’s pH balance is impacted by what you put on it and you put into your body.  Yes! Foods can be acidic or alkaline in nature. Too much of something and your skin can be thrown out of whack!  It’s the same with skin care products. Finding pH balanced skin care products will keep the acid mantle at its ideal 5.2 – 5.7 range.

What Foods Cause Acne?

It might be relieving to learn that foods do not, or very rarely do CAUSE acne. For those who are genetically prone to acne however, many foods can be problematic. Eating a nutritious diet and avoiding foods, beverages & supplements that can imbalance hormones or create inflammation is helpful in clearing acne.

Read the full Quick Reference Guide To Acne

Jenna Kent

Advice From Our Experts Guest Blogger

15 Tips To Fighting Acne

We compiled an extensive list of options to help estheticians find pH balanced skin care products and acne treatments for their spa.  Our 15 Tips To Fighting Acne is LEGIT one of the best resources you’ll find!

5 pH Balanced Skin Care Products + 3 VIP Exclusive Offers in June 2020

1.  HydraMedic Astringent for Oily Problem Skin from Repêchage

Hydra Medic® Astringent is the essential second step after cleansing to help balance the skin. Formulated with plant extracts, this helps skin feel clean and refreshed.


Cleanse skin with Hydra Medic® Face Wash. Saturate cotton with astringent and smooth over the affected area. Keep out of eye area. Keep out of reach of small children.

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2. Green Tea Toner - dmSkincare

Restores pH balance, cuts oil and encourages cell turnover.

Glycolic toner blends a synergistic combination of peony root extract and heavy water to create superior skin softening and plumping. Green tea extract provides antioxidant protection and glycolic acid loosens cellular debris, cuts oil and encourages cell turnover. After use, skin feels smooth and taut and balanced.

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3. C2S Skin Balancing Serum - MedSpa Distributors

Free Radical Protection

Drench skin with a double dose of Vitamin C + Salicylic Acid. C2S Skin Balancing Serum provides critical free radical protection while improving skin clarity.

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4. Hydro Soothing Serum - Sesha Skincare

Oil Free Serum

This light-weight, oil-free moisturizing serum will feed your skin the nourishment it needs. This serum is very healing, hydrating, and calming. Formulated with Green Tea Leaf, Cucumber, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf this serum will soothe the most inflamed skin. Using 5+ anti-inflammatory ingredients along with our P.E.T. delivery system makes this a great choice for calming any skin type.

5. Balancing Cleanser- California Skincare Supply

Gel Cleanser For Oily Skin by Shir-Radiance from California Skincare Supply

Our Shir-Radiance Balancing Cleaner is a great cleansing gel for oily or acne prone skin that cleanses skin and pores from acne bacteria without stripping or drying the skin. Its unique, multi-action formula brims with an exclusive combination of essential oils to heal acne breakouts, soothe and brighten the skin. Active ingredients work together to craft a powerful deep cleansing formula for clean and fresh skin all day.

We’d like to thank Repêchage, Dermamed Solutions, MedSpa Distributors, California Skincare Supply and Sesha Skincare for sponsoring this article.

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