What Is Your pH Scale?

Take a moment to gauge your skin's pH and how it responds to various factors:
  1. After cleansing, how does your skin feel? a) Soft and smooth; b) Tight and dry; c) Still slightly oily or not thoroughly clean

  2. Do you moisturize your face? a) At least morning and evening; b) Once a day; c) Never

  3. Does your skin react to products you regularly use? a) No, it feels normal; b) Once in a while; c) Yes

  4. Do you have dry, flaky, rough patches? a) Never; b) Sometimes; c) Usually

  5. Does your skin look duller and have more lines in the morning? a) No; b) Yes; c) Rarely

  6. Has your skin become excessively oily and prone to breakouts? a) No; b) Occasionally; c) Yes

  7. Does your skin look red and irritated? a) No; b) Only after applying products; c) Yes

  8. Does your skin look plump, moist, and dewy? a) Always; b) Rarely; c) It's more greasy than dewy.


  • If you answered mostly A's, your pH level is... Your skin is healthy and not prone to premature aging and wrinkles.
  • If you answered mostly B's, your pH level is... Your skin may be too alkaline, leading to dryness and wrinkles, and making it susceptible to bacteria, UV rays, and harsh ingredients.
  • If you answered mostly C's, your pH level is... You might be overusing harsh products like chemical peels.