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What role does pH play in skin repair?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Skin's natural pH is slightly acidic, around 4.5-6.5. Its natural repair mechanisms function best when this pH is maintained. There are ways that we can have a negative impact our skin's pH, such as using harsh soaps that have a high alkaline pH of 9 or 10. So using skin care products that have a neutral or slightly acidic pH can help to maintain our skin's integrity.

 

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