At this point in time we have all come across skin care products featuring and raving on Alpha Hydroxy Acid, widely referred to as (AHA).
There are several types of AHAs such as
- Glycolic acid
- Citric acid
- Hydroxycaproic acid
- Hydroxycaprylic acid
- Lactic acid
- Malic acid
- Tartaric acid
Among all AHAs, the two most popular in terms of usage and research would be glycolic acid and lactic acid – having the best track record of impressive results for all types of skin.
So, now for the main show – Why is AHA good for your skin? AHA is a group of both natural and synthetic ingredients that work together in exfoliating the uppermost layer of skin, hence rejuvenating the skin by enhancing exfoliation.This exfoliation helps to not only remove but also prevent buildup of dead skin, which is the main cause of skin dullness! Revealing better looking skin that has been hiding beneath which is fresher, more radiant and refined.
In addition to a more radiant looking skin, AHA helps combat underlying skin issues due to dead skin cell accumulation such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and acne. Aside from that, AHA also helps promote collagen production by destroying old collagen fibres to make way for new ones, while improving blood flow – which helps to keep your skin plump and smooth.
AHA also aids in product absorption, allowing your skin room to fully absorb other skin care goodness! AHAs can be found in many skin care products from serums to toners to creams as well as chemical peels, overall being a great way to improve skin complexion.