: Alpha Hydroxy Acid
are the most effective skin rejuvenators of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids include glycolic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid,
malic acid, and citric acids.
Acids are considered an exfoliant. Exfoliants remove the
skin cells that collect on the surface of the skin, revealing the soft,
smooth skin underneath.
addition to exfoliation, the AHA's can actually accomplish quite a
bit towards the
rejuvenation of aging skin including:
- increasing collagen production
- increasing skin thickness
- improving elasticity
- an effective acne treatment
- improving skin texture
- improving skin tone
- decreasing enlarged pores
Glycolic acid skin care treatments
are considered to
one of the
most effective Alpha Hydroxy Acids
However, the skin needs to become accustomed
gradually to any of these acids due to potential irritation. Make sure
to carefully follow the directions on the product you purchase.
Sensitive skin types should begin with a lower concentration and
gradually work up to higher percentages to minimize potential skin
irritation. Higher concentrations of an AHA product (over 15%) should
utilized under the supervision of a skin care professional.
Finally, remember it is essential to use sunscreen
Alpha Hydroxy Acid product due to the skin's
increased sensitivity to the sun.