OH YES, I am here and super excited to bring you this new series on the blog where we will talk #All About Skincare, one of my favorite topics in beauty, which I am not an expert on but I am passionate about and I am always reading and looking for information about new products. I was thinking about what topic to start the series with and I definitely had to start talking to you about the famous AHAs & BHAs, which are undoubtedly the new language in skincare, it is very common to see many products on the market that contain AHA & BHA. I hope you like this publication and that you will learn a lot with this series, which I do with great affection to always keep you up to date on everything related to skincare, which really steps # 1 the most important thing so that our face always with or without makeup look beautiful.
What are the AHA & BHA?
AHAs ( Alphahydroxy acids ) and BHAs ( Betahydroxy acids ) are chemical exfoliants that help eliminate the accumulation of dead cells that your skin may have to leave it much smoother. Exfoliation is very helpful and necessary to treat aging, sun damage, blemishes, and acne. Together, these two acids will hydrate the skin, treat fine lines, and help stimulate collagen production to provide better texture and firmness to your skin. Learn more aha BHA
What is the difference between AHAs and BHAs?
An AHA scrub works on the surface of the skin and is soluble in water. They are generally recommended for normal to dry and sun-affected skin due to their ability to enhance the natural hydration factors within the skin. They have also been shown to be effective in reducing the visible signs of sun damage. The AHAs are fruit acids are an important group of natural acids, non – toxic, from fruits and other vegetables.
Examples of AHAs: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Malic Acid.
A BHA scrub works on the surface of the skin and inside the pore; It is oil soluble, it is recommended for normal to oily skin prone to blemishes, acne, and large pores. The BHA also has soothing properties for the skin, so it is gentle enough for sensitive skin prone to get rojitas or rosacea. This ingredient is even suitable for skin prone to milia ( miliums ), I have told you about this before on the blog.
After doing my research for this publication, it can be said that the best known BHA is Salicylic Acid, without a doubt you must have heard of it at some point especially girls who suffer from acne. Its function is to eliminate the superficial layer of the epidermis and clean the pores in-depth, which is why it is the most used for skin that has this need. It also has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, preventing the appearance of unwanted acne. And like the rest of the acids, it is effective in eliminating those small expression lines.
Examples of BHAs: Salicylic Acid
When to use an AHA?
If your main concern is sun damage, AHAs will exfoliate and remove the most superficial layers of the skin to treat that problem. If you have normal to dry skin, AHAs will benefit you, they help hydrate and soften the skin, and also offer hydration. These acids have also been shown to produce collagen – so they are ideal for those whose concern is aging and how to combat it.
When to use a BHA?
If your skin is prone to acne, blackheads, or enlarged pores, BHAs will be your best friends. These acids penetrate to remove the oil that may be clogging, not only exfoliating the surface of your skin but also your pores. The BHA works well on super normal to oily skin and also have anti-inflammatory anti-bacterial qualities. We all know that acne skin tends to suffer a lot of inflammation, especially in those moments when acne is at its best. and the BHAs can help you control and work with that problem.
Why does exfoliation matter?
By not replacing dead cells, skin looks dull and aged, and OBVIOUS no one wants that. Exfoliation ensures effective regeneration by allowing the skin to be more permeable and ready to absorb the nutrients and active principles of the moisturizing and rejuvenating products.
Just because acids are exfoliants doesn’t mean that these ingredients are only found in exfoliators. You can find a combination of AHAs and BHAs in serums, toners, or other different products.
As I love and adore them, and I want to make their lives easier, I dedicated myself to making a small list of products that contain AHA or BHA in their formula, in case you are interested in starting to use them in your skincare routine.
I hope you liked this post, that you have learned a lot, a lot, and that it gives you a little more curiosity about incorporating AHA and BHA acids into your skincare routine. You already know that any doubt or question you have I am always available to you through the social networks Facebook and Instagram. Expect more posts in this new #All AboutSkincare series, if you want to know about particular topics do not hesitate to send them to me by DM on Instagram, the idea of this series is exactly that, that can help you with your doubts or questions about skincare and have the answers to your questions.