Skin's acid mantle and pH of 5.5
A properly formed acid mantle is essential for healthy skin. It allows for the normal microbial flora of the skin to develop properly and creates a barrier that protects against pathogens and external irritants, as well as against the skin's internal dehydration.
This acid mantle is characterised by having a pH of 5.5, which is the physiological condition of healthy skin, from the time we are small and throughout our entire lives.
The average value of the pH is 7 and this is called neutral. Therefore, using 'neutral' pH products is not recommend, but rather products with a pH of 5.5 that help to maintain the skin's acid mantle.
Hygiene and hydration
Using specific products is essential in order to maintain healthy skin, both during hygiene and when moisturising the skin.
If skin care, hygiene and hydration are inadequate, the skin will become increasingly sensitive and can dry up more easily.
Body hygiene should be performed with soap or gel with a pH of 5.5 and with warm water. The skin should dry smoothly, without rubbing. Moisturising creams and lotions contribute to regenerating the skin's structure by providing water and recovering the lipids that may have been removed through sweat or while bathing or showering.