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Are Seasonal Changes Affecting Your pH Balance?

Updated: Mar 7, 2020

The season is soon to change again, so I’m not surprised by the questions that have been flooding my social media.

This one is a common question coming from one of my male followers. I hope the answer helps others.

QUESTION:  Porsche, I thought I had combination skin, but my forehead no longer seems oily and my skin frequently seems dry, what is going on with my skin?

ANSWER:  Your skincare needs often change with the seasons.  When that happens, you may want to adjust your pH levels to keep up with the changing conditions.  The pH level is simply the acid verses alkaline balance in your skin.   The measurement of the pH levels varies between 1 and 14.


One way to balance the pH level of your skincare routine is to choose a lower alkaline cleanser.  You may want to select a cleanser that has a pH level between 2.5 and 4.3.

Below are some cleanser suggestions based on your skin type:

  • Normal skin – find a mild cleanser.

  • Oily skin – find a cleanser that contains Salicylic Acid.

  • Dry skin – find a cleanser that contains a moisturizer or find a cream-based cleanser that includes Lactic Acid

  • Combination skin – look for a mild cleanser that contains Glycolic Acid.

  • Melanated skin – find a cleanser containing Hybrid Glycolic Acid.

  • Sensitive skin – look for a cream-based cleanser so it moisturizes your skin but does not contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids

For more skincare tips regarding pH balance check out my blog post “Restoring Your Skin’s pH Balance.”

Please feel free to contact us with any of your skincare questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.  You may reach us by phone at (615) 884-6744 or by email at

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