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Watch Your Skin pH With All the Hand Washing

Your skin's pH level is the greatest cause of irritable and painful hands. A pH too high or too low will leave your hands dry, achy and sensitive. When you need to wash your hands more often than usual due to the likes of Coronavirus, be sure to check the pH of your skin and the products used.

The safest way to avoid and kill bacteria is to wash our hands constantly. We touch so many surfaces and things with our hands throughout the day. We can so easily transmit germs from one to another through shaking hands or touching common surfaces.

This is why washing our hands regularly with soap will aid you in killing germs and bacteria before you scratch your itchy arm or rub your tired eyes. Firstly ensure that you are using a high-quality hand soap with All Natural ingredients that kill germs and bacteria without placing too much strain on your skin.

What is the ideal skin pH

The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered “neutral.” The lower numbers are acidic, while the upper levels are considered alkaline, or nonacidic. You might be surprised to learn that a healthy skin pH is more on the acidic side. With more acidity, your skin can combat harmful microbes and damaging free radicals that might increase the aging process.

A 2006 study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science reported that the ideal pH level is just below 5.

Newborns have relatively high pH levels all over the skin. As babies get older, their pH levels rapidly decline. The average newborn has a skin pH of about 7. This is compared to the average adult skin pH of 5.7.

Not all skin is the same

Skin pH varies depending on the area of your body. Lesser exposed areas, such as the buttocks, armpits, and genital area, tend to maintain their natural acidity. This is unlike your face, chest, and hands, which tend to be more alkaline. Such differences are due to the fact that the latter areas of skin are more exposed to the elements.

What factors can affect skin pH?

  • Acne

  • Air pollution

  • Antibacterial products

  • Change in seasons, with different humidity levels

  • Cosmetics

  • Detergents

  • Antibacterial soaps and gels

  • Sebum/skin moisture

  • Sweat

  • Tap water

  • Sun exposure

  • Frequent washing of your skin

How can you maintain your skin’s acidity levels without causing harm?

Test your skin regularly. Aroma produces a skin test kit that allows you to test you skin pH level as easily as drawing on yourself. Test the pH level of the products you are using. If their pH is too high and to alkaline, then repeated use of this product will increase the pH of your skin making it unhealthy and susceptible to irritability.

Order your skincare and body washing products from Aroma indicating the desired pH. Aroma is the only company that offers personalized products to meet the overall health demands of each customer. Our products are well priced and AllNatural and will give you the best performance and scent.


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