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Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids are used in skin care products in varying strengths and potencies to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. These acids are used alone or in combination to achieve an optimal effect. They are used in cleansers, toners as well as products designed to be left on the skin.
The skin produces new cells and exfoliates on a daily basis as a way of maintaining and rejuvenating itself. The skin also serves as a protective barrier against foreign substances.
Sometimes, our natural oil secretions become sticky, resulting in bumpy, rough skin. When this happens, the skin looks dull and lifeless. AHA’s and BHA’s help to remove the old, dead cells and “unglue” the sticky sebum allowing the oils to flow to the surface of the skin. This results in smoother skin with a more vibrant complexion.
Some of AHA’s and BHA’s, such as glycolic and lactic acid, help to reduce the signs of aging or sun-damaged skin by minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and dark spots. Long term use improves barrier function and results in better hydration. Continued use of alpha and beta hydroxy acids will balance the skin’s PH level allowing skin renewal , increased firmness, and a significantly healthier looking skin.
Do not use AHA’ or BHA’s if you have recently had laser resurfacing, chemical peels or dermabrasion or if you are currently on:
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