Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids,What’s the Difference and Why We Should Use Them...
HI! And thanks for joining me, I’m KAREN CAMILLE and I’m here to talk to you about skin care. I absolutely love skin! Therefore, I believe in skin care. I absolutely encourage you to take time to learn your skin’s characteristics, what makes it thrive, what it needs and doesn’t need. And as we age, it becomes increasingly more important that we take the time to have a daily, morning & evening skin care regimen, so that as we age, we do so beautifully and with grace. I began a skin care regimen in my early 20’s while working at the Cook County Jail, Chicago, Illinois, as a mail clerk. I was invited to a demonstration about a 5-step daily skin care system and have been non-stop since that time tending to my skin. The demonstration was very educational and enlightening for me.
Being educated on skin care ingredients, their purpose and uses, will help you become more knowledgeable and informed when selecting skin care products and services. Today, I will discuss Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). AHAs and BHAs can occur naturally or be produced synthetically.
AHAs naturally occurs in fruit, milk, and cane sugar. They are water soluble. Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid are the most commonly used AHAs in cosmetic products. Glycolic Acid is sourced from sugar cane, while Lactic Acid is formed naturally in muscle cells and red blood cells. Lactic Acid is produced when the body breaks down carbohydrates to use for energy. This break-down occurs during high intensity workouts. Lactic Acid has been known to reduce discolorations, remove blemishes and evens out skin tones. Glycolic Acid offers anti-aging properties that help promote skin cell turn over (bringing more youthful skin to the surface), increase collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Citric Acid is another AHA found in cosmetic products and it is sourced from fruits such as lemons and oranges. AHAs draws hydration to the skin and deeply hydrates it. Overall, AHAs are fantastic for your skin care routine.
BHAs are also known as Salicylic Acid. BHAs are oil soluble. They can help to exfoliate skin, reduce oil, and open clogged pores. BHAs reduce whiteheads, blackheads and enlarged pores. They also assist in removing bacteria from the skin surface.
The primary difference in the two are of a scientific nature. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are separated by one carbon atom, whereas Beta Hydroxy Acids are separated by two carbon atoms.
Both are an absolute must in your daily skin care regimen. To re-cap, AHAs & BHAs, consists of anti-aging properties that have been known to tone complexion, increase skin cell turn over, increase collagen production, exfoliate skin, smooth fine-lines and wrinkles, moisturizes skin, reduce enlarged pores, eliminate acne, brighten skin, offers anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
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