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Should you use an AHA, BHA, or PHA?

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skinbyresearch
Chemical exfoliators help remove dead skin cells, which is amazing for targeting so many different skin concerns from acne, to dark spots and acne scars, to signs of aging. With so many different options for ✨chemical exfoliation✨ nowadays, I decided to put together a little cheat sheet to help understand all the main ones! 😝 There are three main categories: Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, and Poly Hydroxy Acids. The acids within each category generally work similarly, but there are some nuances. (I won’t be going into the finer details here though and will be giving more of an overview instead.) ✨ AHAs are great for surface level exfoliation, which helps even out and smooth skin texture such as fine lines, mild acne, flaking, or other texture like keratosis pilaris. By removing the dead skin cells on the surface, they can help give you an overall brighter complexion. There are also a few different ones to choose from, so there’s a high chance you’ll find one that works for you without the irritation. Keep in mind that the size of the molecule impacts how much it penetrates which increases potential for irritation. Just because a molecule is penetrating less does not mean it is less effective! It’s just different. ✨BHAs are great for deeper exfoliation by especially clearing our oils in your pores (oily skinned peeps!) which means fewer black heads (and other comedones too). You don’t have to apply skincare products to your entire face though, so if you find you have more blackheads in your T-Zone (hello combination skin), then you can just apply it to your T-Zone area to target it. It’s also related to aspirin so it can have some mild anti-inflammatory properties. ✨PHAs are the most gentle, so if you can’t tolerate AHAs or BHAs, or you’re just starting out, this ingredient is for you. They’re very similar to AHAs in that they achieve surface level exfoliation but without the sun sensitivity. In general, you do not need to exfoliate daily! Even 3 times a week is plenty, but if you’re just starting, definitely patch test and start slow (1x per week for a couple weeks, then gradually increase the frequency if you’re not experiencing any irritation). Lastly, remember to wear sunscreen especially with AHAs and BHAs because they make your skin more sensitive to sun (but really you should be wearing sunscreen regardless <-- more on this in my next post). #CheriePartner
Nov. 7, 2020
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GoodEnoughOmg you rock, thank you so much! Did you draw this?
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skinbyresearchNo problem! ☺️ I made it using PowerPoint
Nov. 10, 2020
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