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Redbook Logo By Jessica Mattern of Redbook | Slide 1 of 14: All natural ingredients may sound great (who wouldn't want to smell like fresh kiwi or strawberries), but the acidity found in fruit disrupts the skin's pH barrier. When that happens, it upsets the bacterial balance of your skin, giving bacteria the chance to flourish and create acne. Pineapple, orange, kiwi, and other acidic fruits have a pH of 3.0-3.3, which falls below the normal 5.5 pH of your skin, and dipping out of a range of 4.8-5.5 can cause breakouts, burns, redness, and peeling, says Debra Jaliman M.D., a dermatologist in New York City and author of Skin Rules. If an acid peel for glowing skin is what you're after, go to the professionals. They're trained to apply them properly and can protect the skin both during and after treatment.

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All natural ingredients may sound great (who wouldn't want to smell like fresh kiwi or strawberries), but the acidity found in fruit disrupts the skin's pH barrier. When that happens, it upsets the bacterial balance of your skin, giving bacteria the chance to flourish and create acne. Pineapple, orange, kiwi, and other acidic fruits have a pH of 3.0-3.3, which falls below the normal 5.5 pH of your skin, and dipping out of a range of 4.8-5.5 can cause breakouts, burns, redness, and peeling, says Debra Jaliman M.D., a dermatologist in New York City and author of Skin Rules. If an acid peel for glowing skin is what you're after, go to the professionals. They're trained to apply them properly and can protect the skin both during and after treatment.
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