What are Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHAs) and How Do They Benefit you?
Alpha hydroxy acids, also called AHA’s, are naturally occurring chemical compounds. Alpha hydroxy acids are now found in most skin care products, and there’s no wonder why: they can handle all skin care issues very easily.
Altogether, there are 7 different alpha hydroxy acids that are used in many skin care products, and they are all derived from mainly fruits and milk. The most commonly used alpha hydroxy acids used in skin products, though, are glycolic and lactic acids. After using them, your skin will appear smoother, softer and brighter. In addition, AHAs have many other benefits, which we will look at now.
- Exfoliates naturally and gently
As you age, the natural shedding and regeneration of cells slow down, and as a result, your skin may appear dull and dark. AHAs help with this cycle of shedding and regeneration, making your skin fresher and smoother.
- Makes your skin brighter
When your skin sheds the dead cells, it reveals new and fresh cells underneath. These new cells are radiant and brighter. Your skin will appear plump and more elastic!
- Boost of collagen
You’ve probably heard, that collagen is used in many anti-age and anti-wrinkle products. This is because collagen is the fiber that keeps your skin looking smooth and young, however, as you age, the collagen production decreases. Alpha hydroxy acids help in regenerating of new collagen by eliminating old collagen fibers.
- Helps cure acne
Acne is caused by clogged pores, and AHAs help remove the clogs. They can also prevent further clogging from happening, thus being a great aid in treating mild to moderate acne.
- Helps your other products work better
Because of dead skin cells, your other products, such as skin cream, won’t absorb to the deepest layers of your skin. By removing the dead cells, the absorption levels increase and help your other products work better.
- Reduce sun damage
Too much sun exposure can cause wrinkles and dark spots. AHAs can help prevent and clear damage from the sun.
AHAs have become an increasingly popular ingredient in many skin care products, because of their many benefits. They can help cure acne, reduce sun damage, remove dead skin cells and so much more.
If you are looking at AHA based products, we have three great products that will compliment your current beauty routine. Take a look below:
Glycolic Acid Peel- 25% off Until 3/12/18
This 30% Glycolic level strength with a pH of 2.3 provides the safest method of at-home high exfoliations dramatically smoothing and evening out your skin tone within the first few applications.
Lactic Acid Cleanser- 25% off Until 3/12/18
The use of Lactic Acid will help stimulate and speed cell turnover, thereby producing more vibrant and younger-looking skin.
Glycolic cleansing foam link- 25% off Until 3/12/18
Glycolic Cleansing Foam can help break through this layer of dead skin cells, enabling your current moisturizer to hydrate your new skin cells more effectively.