So you want to start using the AHA BHA peel...
So you want to start using the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ?Whether it be from TikTok or Skincare by Hyram I’ve never seen an item blow up at work quite like this one. I’ve recommend this a lot in the past but I wanted to give it a quick proper post and recommended use. This chemical exfoliating mask offers both the outer layer exfoliation of an AHA and the deep pores cleaning power of a BHA. Personally, I think all skin types can benefit from this product but especially those that are oily or acne prone (the only skin type I probably wouldn’t recommend is sensitive). This mask targets texture, pore congestion, uneven skin tone, and signs of aging. First, always do a patch test! Especially if you’re a beginner to using acids in your routine. If you pass that then it’s time to cleanse the face. After cleansing you need to make sure your skin is bone dry. Water is a penetration enhancer and you don’t want this mask sinking deeper into the skin than normal. You want to apply an even layer over the skin and wait no more than ten minutes (if you’re a beginner to acids I would probably start with five and slowly work your way up to ten as your face gets used to the mask). The Ordinary recommends using this mask no more than twice a week but I personally would recommend just once because it is on the stronger side. Rinse, and apply the rest of your routine. You also may be asking “is there anything I can’t pair with this mask”? Yes! I would stay away from any other AHAs, BHAs, Retinol, and Vitamin C applications in the same routine as the mask. You just revealed a fresher, newer layer of skin and you don’t want to sensitize it with too many “harsh” products. When I use this I always stick to niacimiade and more hydrating (fragrance free.. I learned that the hard way once after a peel mask) products. You may also be asking “is there any up keep after using this mask”? Yes! You need to be using a sunscreen. NEED. Like this is non negotiable. You’re revealing fresher skin and that skin needs to be protected. If not you’re putting yourself back at risk for sun damage, hyper pigmentation, and more fine lines/wrinkles down the line. If you’re not using a sunscreen everyday after using a product like it’s counter productive. Personally, this mask does wonders for my skin. I’ve heard some people say it tingles but on me it doesn’t (but my face is used to acids). If you feel absolute burning wash it off immediately and asses your skin. It’s a peel so it does have potential to burn if you’re not careful. I’ve seen a reduction on the appearance of pores and a more even complexion with weekly use. It’s also worth noting too The Ordinary doesn’t recommend use of this on flaking or broken skin.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution