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Why Your Skin Needs AHAs

To keep your skin looking radiant and youthful, why not try alpha-hydroxy acid products. Here’s why your skin needs AHAs.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are a must if you want to maintain beautiful skin. This skincare treatment is important all year around; however, it is particularly useful during the winter months.

These naturally occurring compounds work as super effective exfoliators. Exfoliation is necessary in order to speed up the process of skin renewal that slows due to aging. These exfoliators rid the skin of dead cells, thus making way for new ones to appear. The result is radiant and smooth skin.

Furthermore, they stimulate and increase blood flow, thus diminishing the sight of fine lines, helping to keep the pesky aging problem at bay.

As an added bonus these remarkable AHAs aid in the reduction of acne and dark spots.

Which Exfoliator Is Best?

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The most sought after AHA is glycolic acid (found in sugar cane) as it cleverly only targets the dead skin cells. We love Neostrata’s Skin Renewal Peel System, containing 10% glycolic acid, $75.

Some other AHA’s include:

1.Lactic Acid

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Sourced from sour milk, this AHA is gentler on the skin and is therefore great for sensitive skin. Fight the power of hyper-pigmentation and give your complexion a serious moisture burst with Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, 40% lactic acid and priced at $105.

2.Citric Acid

Derived from citrus fruits, exfoliators with this ingredient will reboot your complexion with radiance, even out your skin tone and supports the elimination of dead cells. Fruk loves Etat Pur, Citric Acid, £12.

3.Malic Acid

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Malic acid is found in apples, this little AHA gem is ideal for targeting dark spots. Fruk loves Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads, $45

One point to remember is that as AHAs remove dead skin cells, your skin will be more susceptible to sun damage. Therefore, when using AHAs, never forget to apply a sunscreen.

 

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