We’ve all walked into the drugstore seeing multiple brands on shelves promoting BHA formulated products, but what exactly is BHA?
For starters, Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is a type of acid that helps in exfoliating the skin. Don’t let the word “acid” throw you off, because BHA is completely non-abrasive and is actually gentler on your skin compared to a scrub. BHA is able to penetrate further into the skin, bypassing oil and sebum, dissolving the mix of sebum and dead skin which is the main cause of clogged pores.
BHA works best for you if you’re concerned of clogged pores noticeable bumps on your face or if you have sensitive skin. Check out these benefits of BHA:
- Hydrates the skin
- Improves skin’s firmness and texture
- loosens bonds between dead skin layers
- Clears out clogged pores
- Eliminates blackheads
- Eliminates whiteheads
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Antibacterial properties
Its multiple benefits, makes it an ideal product for those with oily, acne prone and bumpy or congested skin.
There are namely 2 types of BHA commonly found in skincare products – taking the number one spot for BHA products would be Salicylic Acid, it’s well known as an acne treatment, additionally helping in calming down redness and inflammation. While the second type is Citric acid, its primary focus and usages is to dry out excess sebum and clean out dead skin cells deep in your pores.
BHAs can be found in a variety of cleaners, toners, moisturizers, scrubs, peels and masks. Check out these top 2 products we stand by: