At this point in my life, using pH test strips is the closest thing I’ll get to an adult science fair. It’s strangely gratifying when you successfully match up a test strip to the color guide.
Before I get into my experience using these strips, let me start at the beginning. I had heard vaguely here and there about pH in skincare, such as the pH level a product must be at for optimum efficacy. But only recently did I start learning about the natural pH of skin (it’s slightly acidic) and its importance to the skin’s moisture barrier. Skin & Tonics did a great post explaining this concept. Since I have skin on the drier side, I paid attention and basically agonized for a day over whether my skincare was destroying my moisture barrier.
Anyway, I decided to stop agonizing, bought these paper pH strips, and began testing away!