Skin benefits of AHAs : that you need to know right now
We often hear people fearing the use of acids on the skin. This blog is specifically for individuals who are afraid of using acids in their day time or night time skincare routine. Many skin experts recommend using AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and/or BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) for treating acne, scars, dark spots, breakouts, and fine lines. Let me make you understand what makes AHAs - a must in skincare for a lot of people. Let us go through the incredible AHA skin benefits that every skincare fan should know when formulating a skincare regime.
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What is AHA?
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) can be of both natural (fruits or milk) and synthetic origin and are widely used in skincare products such as serums, creams, face washes, and peels. AHAs aid in exfoliating the topmost layer of your skin made up of dull, often pigmented & dead skin cells and reveal younger cells which give the skin a clear, bright, and youthful look. There are about six kinds of AHAs found in skincare products: glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, and hydroxycaproic acid. The two most effective and beneficial AHAs in skincare are glycolic acid and lactic acid.
AHAs break down the adhesive substance that keeps the skin cells together and these dead dull pigmented cells are shed by the skin very easily. Shedding of dead cells also triggers the skin to generate new cells and thus makes the skin younger and healthier. To make the most out of acids, let us go through the top 5 AHA skin benefits.
Top 5 AHA Skin Benefits
1. For Gentle Exfoliation without micro-tears:
Dead skin cells build up on your skin which makes the skin dull and dark. Experts recommend using chemical exfoliators such as AHA that help remove dead cells without causing micro-tears.
2. Promotes Formation of new Collagen:
Collagen is the fiber that keeps your skin supple and youthful. The generation of collagen in your skin declines as you grow old. AHAs help triggers the production of new cells including collagen.
3. Help Reverse Sun Damage:
Sun exposure may cause significant skin damage in the form of tan or sunspots. AHA products in the skincare routine can help fade tan and sunspots. However, if you are using AHAs make sure you are wearing sunscreen without FAIL.
4. Reduces Hyperpigmentation:
AHAs like glycolic acid and lactic acid assists in reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. This is one of the most popular benefits of AHA.
5. Heals Acne:
When the pores get clogged by sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria, blemishes appear on the face. However, AHA exfoliation can eliminate the junk that clogs pores and keeps acne, blackheads, whiteheads at bay.
Pro Tip 1: Generally, Acid/AHAs in skincare products could cause a tingling sensation when used for the first time for a few minutes. However, in properly formulated products this usually settles down once the skin becomes acclimated to it. Therefore, it is necessary to know your skin and skin conditions. Also, such products incorrectly used can cause skin irritation. If you are prone to skin reactions or have sensitive skin, then avoid the use of AHA/BHAs, and instead use cream based exfoliators such as Aminu’s Vit B Enzyme Scrub.
Aminu's AHA Skincare Regime
Cleansing: The prime step in your skincare regime is cleansing. Aminu's unique AHA Face Wash includes five natural AHAs that repair rough skin and uneven skin so that the appearance of the skin is smooth and vibrant. It is a combination of natural sugars that moisturize and maximize water circulation within the skin. A stellar mix of antioxidants, unique botanicals, and mild chemicals lifts pollutants tenderly while preserving maximum moisture. Generally recommended for normal, oily, pigmented skin types
Exfoliation: To reap the maximum benefits from the glycolic acid, you can exfoliate your skin with Aminu's instant facial AHA Power Peel in your night time skincare routine. It has tiny glycolic acid molecules and hyaluronic acid, which seep deeper into the skin to revitalize the look of dull, clogged, and sun-damaged skin. It can be used by all skin types for maybe once or twice a week except for sensitive skin. Generally recommended for normal, oily, pigmented, and mature skin types.
Moisturize: Don't forget to hydrate the skin well with a moisturizer such as Hydrating Cream that locks in moisture and prevents skin dehydration.
For Specific Treatments: If you have specific skin problems or concerns such as uneven skin, Aminu recommends using the Correcting Concentrate as a skin treatment. It also increases the skin's radiance and prevents premature ageing. You can browse their product ranges to find solutions for many skin concerns.
Pro Tip 2: It is advised to use sunscreen to enjoy the absolute AHA skin benefits as AHAs might increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun leading to sunburns.
AHAs work miraculously but with properly formulated products and when used as directed. To know how to make the best use of AHA skincare, you can contact and chat with us online to formulate the best skincare regime according to your skin concerns and skin type.
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Urvi Shah is a writer by profession who is a skincare and fashion fanatic. She invests quite her time in learning and trying new skincare and makeup products. She believes taking care of your body and skin is quintessential in this fast-moving modern era.
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