If you want healthy-looking, radiant skin, then exfoliating products should not be missing in your care routine. Chemical peels like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are two active ingredients found in many cosmetic products that have great benefits for the skin. Learn more about the differences between the two acids and what benefits they can have for your skin.
Which acid should you use for which skin type?
AHAs are water-soluble, so they only work on the skin's surface. Generally, they are preferred for normal to dry, sun damaged skin.
BHAs are oil-soluble, making them best for normal to oily skin prone to bumps, blemishes, and enlarged pores. Since BHAs also have natural skin-soothing properties, they are gentle enough even for sensitive skin.
Which acid offers which advantages?
Exfoliate the top layers of the skin
Stimulate collagen production
Protect your skin from free radicals
Lighten of dark spots
Dissolve dead skin cells
Minimize pores and blackheads
Stimulate the body's collagen production & improve skin texture
Even out the complexion
Whether you use them in the form of a wash gel, serum, toner or cream - if you've never used acids in your care routine, it is important to start with a small dose (1-2x/week). If your skin tolerates them well, you can increase how frequently you use them after a few weeks.
Important: Whenever using skincare products with acids, make sure you're wearing sufficient UV protection!
Product Recommendations AHA
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