Why is pH balance important for your baby’s skin?

pH stands for potential hydrogen and it indicates how alkaline or acidic a substance is. The ph scale ranges from 0-14, the lower being acidic and a high pH is alkaline in nature.

The baby’s skin is sensitive and tender. It is deprived of the acid mantle, the acidic surface that defends the skin against rashes and irritation due to the harsh environment. Thus, it becomes important to choose the right skincare for your baby that maintains the right pH balance of the skin, which should be around 5.5. If the balance is disrupted, it could lead to drier and irritated skin, losing its softness and suppleness.

Not every skincare company or brand mentions the pH level in their products. Despite that, here’s how you can ensure that the skincare you choose maintains the ph level of your little one’s skin.

  1. Make sure the products are free from any toxins or parabens

Harmful substances like parabens and sulphates can irritate your baby’s sensitive skin severely. These irritants and allergens can cause rashes, redness, and dryness. Mothers should make sure to check the ingredient list of the skincare products before they buy baby products online or at stores. Any such name ending with ‘paraben’ indicates its presence in the product and could disrupt your baby’s pH balance. Maaté is a baby skincare brand that is free from sulphates, parabens, and artificial fragrance or colors. Buy baby products online from Maaté by clicking here

  1. Products should be clinically tested

It is important to choose the skincare products for your baby that are dermatologically and clinically tested. This ensures its safety and makes it ideal to use on your baby’s skin.

We, at Maaté, ensure, before you use our products on your baby, they are tested by an NABL certified lab for Toxicity (heavy metals), Pathogens, Microbials, Skin irritation, and Leachability (containers compatibility). If you wish to buy baby products online, shop at Maaté for gentle care of your precious child.

  1. Baby shampoos or washes should be gentle

Shampoos, cleansers, and soaps or body washes are alkaline in nature and can mess up the ph balance in your baby’s skin. They can be extremely harsh on their skin, ending up making it dry and causing rashes and irritation. Choose gentle cleansers and body washes, which are soft on your baby and don’t act against their skin. Try Maaté’s Baby Body Wash and Baby Hair Cleanser. 

It is enriched with natural ingredients and is tender on the skin and scalp of your little one. Check them out here 

  1. Look for certain ingredients

Specific ingredients like Avocado oil, Vitamin E, and Jojoba Oil can help maintain the pH level of the skin of your baby. You must ensure that the skincare products you buy have these ingredients as they help the infants’ skin and prevent dryness, irritation, and allergies.

Maaté’s Baby Face Butter has Jojoba and Avocado oils present in it which provides your little one with long-lasting hydration and helps establish an effective shield against UV rays. Check it out here and buy baby products online at https://maate.in/collections/shop-all