As soon as you turn 25, your skin needs all your attention, because pollution, stress, dust and long hours in front of the computers can have a huge impact on the way your skin looks. There are a few acids for your skin that can make a revolutionary change and make it appear healthier! These are great for long term use too. So, let’s find out what they are and what they can do!
This has been a part of my skin-care routine for a long time and I love the way it works! It falls in the family of AHA’s and is safe to use on a regular basis. It comes in various percentages and you could start slowly with 2% and increase it gradually! There are also various Glycolic acid peels that you can get done at your dermatologist’s clinic too. It is great for evening out your skin, clearing up acne marks and getting rid of pimples.
One of the most widely used acid for acne treatments; Salicylic acid falls in the BHA family! It is known to help with blackheads, acne, blemishes and unclogging of pores. It is excellent for incorporating into your skin regimen if you have problematic acne prone skin.
This acid has come into limelight pretty recently, and everyone loves how it’s been working on their skin, it is a humectant which keeps the skin supple by attracting moisture from the atmosphere. This acid is superb for dry skinned people.
Milk has oodles of lactic acid present in it, which makes it a great skin care ingredient. It has amazing brightening effects on the skin, promotes the correction of skin tone and stimulates new skin cells.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs):
A gentle exfoliator which helps get rid of dead skin cells, fights pigmentation, fineliness, wrinkles, acne and enhances the texture of the skin. AHA’s help rejuvenate the skin surface due to their water soluble nature, and benefits people with normal to dry skin. This acid is less abrasive than chemical peels but work effectively in the long run.
Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs):
These are similar to AHAs which help with skin exfoliation, provides anti-aging benefits, brightens skin tone, repairs damage and hydrates the skin. However, BHAs work on the lower layer of the dermis and is great for women with oily to combination skin as they help fade spots and unclogs pores as well.
Ascorbic Acid is basically a Vitamin C derivative, as it is important for delivering anti-oxidants to the skin which helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines, fades scarring and brightens up dull looking skin.
With such awesome benefits that these acids offer, it would be actually silly to ignore such ingredients in your skin regimen. However, with any skin care acid you must keep in mind that you should use a sunscreen as well, to prevent skin damage and make sure to choose an acid that will work on your problem areas!
Author: Cidra Khan