If you have sensitive skin and are wondering if you can wash plates and cups without wearing rubber gloves, or wash your hands with dish soap after cooking, here are some things you need to consider.
The term "pH" is a symbol that means "hydrogen potential". There are different pH levels that help determine the alkalinity or acidity levels of water-soluble liquids, such as dishwashing liquids.
If you have sensitive skin, the pH of the fluid must be skin neutral or close to neutral. The skin's pH level is around 5.5, so it is important to use a dishwashing liquid with a similar pH. In the case of Pur Secrets of Care, the value ranges from 5 to 6, and for other Pur fluids - from 7 to 8. The higher the pH level, the more likely it is that the dishwashing liquid will damage the acidic protective coat or the alkaline layer of your skin. which block bacteria and help preserve natural oils. When the skin's acid mantle is damaged, several symptoms can occur:
- dry skin
- cracked skin
- skin infection
Therefore, it is important to use a dishwashing liquid with the correct pH level.
Fragranced or unscented dishwashing liquids should not cause skin irritation or allergies, if you follow the instructions on the package. However, if you already have allergy symptoms, you may need a milder product. Talk to your dermatologist about your detergent allergy before purchasing any dishwashing liquid. Your doctor can help you choose the best dishwashing liquid for your skin.
Pur Secrets of Care lotions are our best products for sensitive skin. These skin-friendly products are extremely mild and gentle, but at the same time very effective, so your dishes will be thoroughly washed.
Not only are these products gentle on the hands, they are also rapidly biodegradable and their bottles are less harmful to the environment and are recycled.
If you are still concerned about an allergic reaction or damage to your acid mantle, consider wearing rubber gloves when washing dishes. Gloves can also be useful if you have dry skin. They protect sensitive skin from further damage during the healing process.