Skincare ingredients can often be very confusing and hard to understand and because of that, it’s always a good idea to start with the basics.
Let’s answer this question – what is an alpha hydroxyl acid?
AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits. They help peel away the surface of your skin so that new, more evently pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place. If you want younger-looking, smoother, more even-toned skin, you probably need AHAs in your skincare routine.
AHAs are primarily used to exfoliate. They can also help:
- promote collagen and blood flow
- correct discoloration from scars and age spots
- improve appearance of surface lines and wrinkles
- prevent acne breakouts
- brighten your complexion
- increase product absorption
There are six acids in the AHA family, so let’s learn more about them.
What’s your favorite AHA?