What is a skin’s pH balance and why does it matter?

Our skin is the first line of defense against all types of elements, including bacteria and pollutants. It maintains a specific pH balance that protects the surface of the skin while creating a hostile environment for bacteria and fungus. A normal skin surface should have a pH level in the range of 4 to 6.5, though there are specific variations for different areas of the body. Most bar soaps have a high pH (in the area of 9 to 10), and skin's natural pH is 5.5. This means that soaps and other like products can change the balance present in the skin to favor the overgrowth of some types of bacteria, promoting acne, psoriasis and eczema conditions.

Ojai Sugar products will not disturb the skin’s natural pH balance.

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