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Alpha Hydroxy Skin Care
~ The AHA's ~

Alpha Hydroxy Skin CareAlpha hydroxy acids have been gaining in popularity over the past several years because of the range of benefits it has on facial skin. Alpha Hydroxy Acids, (AHA), are natural organic acids which are commonly found in nature.

The success of AHA's in the effective treatment of aging skin has been extensively documented.

The common forms of the AHA's found in alpha hydroxy skin care products are glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid and malic acid. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are effective anti-aging ingredients that can be found in a wide range of skin rejuvenation products.

AHA's are primarily used in the skin care industry as an exfoliant. Although over-the-counter preparations contain lower concentrations they can still produce reactions such as skin irritation, peeling, redness, and flaking. The higher concentrations are utilized by Physicians for deeper skin peels.

The AHA's which include glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid and malic acid are known to be quite effective in. . .
  • stimulating skin repair
  • increasing collagen production
  • increasing skin thickness
  • improving skin elasticity
  • diminishing acne
  • improving skin texture
  • improving skin tone
  • decreasing enlarged pores

The rapid increase in the popularity of alpha hydroxy skin care products is primarily due to the fact that the AHA's presents quite an impressive array of effective rejuvenation properties.

Of the different forms of the AHA's glycolic
acid is by far the most popular and
the one most widely used in skin
rejuvenation treatments.

Glycolic acid is an acid extracted from sugar cane and beets. Citric acid is found in citrus fruits while milk (dairy) is the origin of lactic acid which is considered to be a gentler skin care treatment, particularly for those with sensitive skin.

Natural skin care recipes will include grapes as an anti-aging ingredient because of the benefits provided by the malic acid. Homemade skin care recipes will also frequently include apples or pears for the milder rejuvenating effects of tartaric acid.

Check out the selection of effective AHA products in the skin care shop when you review the range of anti-aging skin care treatments available for your skin care regimen.



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