BEAUTY

UNDERSTANDING AHA’s/BHA’s

Hello

So recently I noticed or started realizing people using acids in their skincare routine. When I first heard the word acid my first thought was it’s going to melt my face or burn my face, but it is not. I had to research this acid skincare item before I decide to introduce any to my face what are AHA’s and BHA’s?
AHA’s (alpha-hydroxy acids) are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits.  They help peel away the surface of your skin so that new more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate. All-inclusive anti-aging treatment

They are glycolic acid, mandelic acid, malic acid, Tartaric acid, lactic acid

BHA’s (beta-hydroxy acids) are oil-soluble and can get deeper into the pores used for acne-prone skin and sun damage. Designed for daily use, calm down inflammation

They are salicylic acid,citric acid

  • Both AHA/BHA act to unglue the bonds holding dull skin, dead skin on the face.
  • Use AHA/BHA on alternating days.
  • Don’t layer AHA/BHA on top of one another can cause dryness and irritation.
  • Alternate products by using one type in the morning and the other in night time routine.

RETINOL

  • Also known as vitamin A
  • promotes skin turnover
  • improves appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone,dark spots and acne.
  • It is extremely irritating can exacerbate dryness
  • Make sure to moisturize after
  • Use SPF

DON’T mix with vitamin C, Benzoyl peroxide, aha/bha

AHA/BHA PEELING SOLUTION

  • Exfoliant
  • reduces pore congestion
  • Use in the PM
  • Use on clean dry skin
  • If you are starting out only leave it for 3-5 minutes
  • Avoid using other acids like arscobic and retinol
  • Follow peel with hydrating, soothing, moisturizing gentle products
  • safe to use hyaluronic acid 2% +B5 and rosehip oil
  • Use SPF

DON’T leave for more than 10 minutes

GLYCOLIC ACID

  • Removes dead cells
  • Fades marks
  • Brightens skin
  • Improves skin tone

DON’T use with salicylic acid

NIACINAMIDE

  • Also known as vitamin B3
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Controls sebum production and minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Brightens skin and evens out discoloration

DON’T mix with vitamin C

HYALURONIC ACID

  • Hydrating and anti-aging
  • Antioxidant
  • Calms sensitive skin.

AHA/BHA’s cause sun sensitivity ALWAYS wear SPF

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2 Comments

  1. Shandy Daisy says:

    This is extremely helpful. You did such a great job

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