AHA AND BHA ACIDS:-
AHA ( Alpha hydroxy acids ) and BHA ( Beta hydroxy acids ) are chemical exfoliants that remove the
accumulation of dead cells to leave your skin smoother.
Exfoliation is necessary to treat aging, sun damage, dark spots, and acne if you want to make it even
Together these two acids will hydrate your skin, treat fine lines and stimulate collagen production to
provide better texture and firmness to your skin.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
An AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) scrub can make a big difference to the way your
We are often asked which one is the best and the answer is less complicated than you think.
Peeling or skin exfoliation is a cosmetic procedure that helps us to modify the stratum corneum of the
skin, what we commonly call dead skin It is indicated mainly in the treatment of acne, scars,
photoaging, blemishes, and blemishes. Learn more on AHA BHA
A BHA SCRUB IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
1- Are you fighting against blackheads, enlarged pores, or acne breakouts? A BHA scrub can penetrate
inside your pores, dissolving sebum and other clogging substances, making the pore-lining healthier.
They also help kill the bacteria that cause acne breakouts. What’s the score?. Fewer blackheads, acne
breakouts, and decreased pore size.
2- Do you have sensitive or rosacea skin? Not all people with extremely sensitive skin can tolerate a
scrub. However, given the multiple benefits of BHAs against redness and they’re anti-inflammatory
properties, they are the # 1 choice, if you are battling these meticulous issues or rosacea.
3- Do you have red marks, sun damage, signs of aging, or dehydration patches + any of the concerns
already mentioned? BHA scrubs work to reduce pigmentation spots, uneven skin texture, and improve
signs of aging – this means you don’t have to choose between getting healthy, younger-looking skin, and
treating your concerns like blackheads, enlarged pores or breakouts.
If you are only concerned with issues that affect the surface of the skin – and you do not have sensitivity
or clogged pore problems, a BHA scrub may not be for you.
Instead, you should consider an AHA scrub, which is perfect for superficial skin problems.
Our skin naturally exfoliates dead cells every day, but over time, mainly as a result of age and unprotected sun exposure, this removal process slows down and can stop altogether. Not-too-pretty results include dull, dry, or flaky skin; enlarged and clogged pores; bumps, wrinkles, loss of firmness and uneven skin tone.
WHAT IS EXFOLIATION?
Exfoliation is a crucial step in the Korean routine, but it should not be done daily, the days to follow this
step will depend on your skin type. The exfoliant is in charge of fighting against dead skin cells, thus improving its texture. It is an external method that helps the skin to accelerate the renewal process. How? It helps us remove the first three or four layers of dead cells from the horny layer of the skin. The horny layer is the most superficial layer of the epidermis, made up of dead, flat, and thin cells that are shed automatically.
IN WHICH STEP OF THE KOREAN ROUTINE DOES YOU EXFOLIATE?
It is applied after double cleansing and before toning. It is the third step of the Korean routine, it is applied with clean skin. The exfoliant is in charge of fighting dead cells by removing them from the skin, thus improving its texture. It is an external method that helps the skin to accelerate the renewal process.
How? It helps us remove the first three or four layers of dead cells from the horny layer of the skin. The
horny layer is the most superficial layer of the epidermis, made up of dead, flat, and thin cells that are
shed automatically. We invite you to learn a little more about this step by clicking here.
WHY IS IT ESSENTIAL?
Basically a “domino effect” issue.
Even if you don’t perceive it, your skin naturally removes thousands of dead cells every day. The problem arises when you do not help it to get rid of them and they begin to accumulate on the skin, causing your skin to dry out and dull (the famous dull and uneven tone), in addition to clogging the pores and appearing dreaded blackheads and pimples.
HOW DO AHA AND BHA EXFOLIATORS WORK?
AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids, eg, glycolic and lactic acids) and BHAs (beta hydroxy/salicylic acid) work to
loosen; the bonds that keep skin dull and dead on the surface. Once those bonds are broken, smoothly and evenly, the skin naturally sheds. So while you won’t actually see your exfoliating skin, you will soon see the smoother, younger skin that lurks underneath.
WHAT ARE THEY SIMILAR?
Both of them:
- Decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Make skin look and feel firmer
- Improve the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone
- They soften rough texture.
HOW TO COMBINE THESE TWO? WHEN TO USE ONE OR THE OTHER?
If you have combination skin, where the T-zone is oily and prone to clogging with enlarged pores, but
the cheeks are dry, experiment with applying a BHA scrub to oily areas, and an AHA scrub to dry areas.
AHA and BHA exfoliants can also exert their benefits to renew skin and improve texture.
WHEN SHOULD WE USE AN AHA?
If your main concern is sun damage, AHAs will exfoliate the most superficial layers of the skin to treat
the problem. Normal to dry skin will benefit from AHAs as they help hydrate and soften the skin, offering hydration. These acids have also been shown to produce collagen – great for those whose main concern is aging.
WHEN SHOULD WE USE A BHA?
If your skin is prone to acne, blackheads, or enlarged pores, BHAs will be your best allies. These acids can penetrate to remove oil that may be clogging, not only exfoliating the surface of your skin, but also your pores.
BHAs work well on normal to oily skin, as they tend to dry it out a bit. They also have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.