HelloSo 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?
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.
- 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
- 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
- Removes dead cells
- Fades marks
- Brightens skin
- Improves skin tone
DON’T use with salicylic acid
- Also known as vitamin B3
- Controls sebum production and minimizes the appearance of pores
- Brightens skin and evens out discoloration
DON’T mix with vitamin C
- Hydrating and anti-aging
- Calms sensitive skin.
AHA/BHA’s cause sun sensitivity ALWAYS wear SPF