Exfoliate ~ Look Younger ~ Smooth, Tighten, Firm & Brighten Your Skin ~ Glycolic Acid ~ Salicylic Acid
Today’s video is going to be about 2 Chemical exfoliants, Alphahydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acids, more specifically Glycolic Acid and Salicylic acid.
Glycolic Acid is the most effective of the Alphahydroxy acids and Salicylic acid is the most effective of the Betahydroxy Acids.
I’m going to tell you how they’re alike, why we absolutely need one or both of them as part of our skin care regiment, and which one is best suited for you depending on your skin type.
Our skin naturally exfoliates dead cells every day, but over time—primarily as a result of age and unprotected sun exposure—this shedding process slows so it’s our job to hlep it along by incorporating ingredients that encourage cell turn over and encourage our skin to behave and function like it once did.
AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids, e.g. glycolic and lactic acids) and BHA (beta hydroxy/salicylic acid) act to “unglue” the bonds holding dull, dead skin on the surface. Once those bonds are broken skin naturally sheds.
AHAs and BHA have shared benefits in that they both: Smooth, tighten, firm and brighten by exfoliating the outer most layer of the skin. Here is a list of what AHA’s and BHA’s can do:
⦁ remove/shed old dead skin cells
⦁ improve the appearance of photo aged / sun damaged skin
⦁ make skin look and feel firmer
⦁ promote blood flow and circulation
⦁ improve the look of dull, uneven skin tone
⦁ smooth out rough texture
⦁ Both Prep skin for better penetration of your skin care products because when you remove the build up of dead skin cells, dirt, oil and other debris that is basically just suffocating your skin, you make it easier for products to reach the skin where those important ingredients can benefit your skin the most.
How AHAs and BHAs are Different and which one is right for you?
Basically the most important thing that you need to remember is that AHAs are water-soluble (dissolves in water) and BHA is lipid or oil-soluble, which makes BHA more effective on oily skin. Because obviously if you put something that that’s water soluable where there is oil, oil and water don’t mix, so they’re not going to work together as part of a solution. But since BHA’s are oil soluable, they can get into those pore, dissolve the oil and better penetrate the hair follicle where acne starts.
AHAs work on skin’s surface, and are water soluble. They’re generally preferred for normal to dry, sun-damaged skin, due to their ability to enhance natural moisturizing factors within skin. They’ve also been proven effective in reducing the visible signs of sun damage. AHAs are also powerful moisturizers that stimulate the skin to produce hyaluronic acid (HA). AHAs hydrate from the inside out by increasing HA deposition and helping to bind the moisture in the skin.
My Skincare Favorites:
– Donell AHA 20 Body Tingle (20% Glycolic Acid Lotion: http://amzn.to/2oK6xzW
-Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA Exfoliant with Glycolic Acid: http://amzn.to/2x2ap7G
-Peel RX Salicylic 5% Weekly Exfoliator: http://www.naturalskinshop.com/learning-center/salicylic-acid-5-weekly-chemical-exfoliator.html
-Less Expensive product comparable to Peel Rx 5% Saliclyic Weekly Exfoliator: http://amzn.to/2vDkQOq
– Sanitas *Level 3* Retinol Peeling Cream: Use my 15% off discount code (Jen15): http://bit.ly/2sUHSuX
– Osmosis Renew Level 4 Vitamin A Serum: http://bit.ly/2v3lYJu
– Osmosis Clear Plus+ Activating Mist: http://bit.ly/2uGPnXZ
– VIDI Skincare Face Serum Vitamin C20: http://amzn.to/2pYuIfu
– Derma e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Toner: http://amzn.to/2hFjQ5o
– Derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub with Dead Sea Salt: http://amzn.to/2m2WmYy
-CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizer
– CeraVe Renewing Salicylic Acid Cleanser: http://amzn.to/2itBUz4
– CeraVe Renewing Salicylic Acid Lotion: http://amzn.to/2hFizer
– Sunforgettable SPF 50 Mineral Powder: http://amzn.to/2dqTDRj (Don’t forget to choose a shade)
– Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream: http://amzn.to/2ao6nWV
– Retin-A .1% (Prescription)
– Hydroquinone 4% (Prescription)
– Tri-Luma (Prescription)
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