The Difference Between AHAs and BHAs In Skin Care

Wouldn’t do us any harm to know more about practicing good skin care. Here are some tips by blogger StyleCaster.


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Anyone chasing smooth, even, and clear dewy skin has probably heard of AHAs and BHAs. Perhaps you’ve seen it as a footnote on the bottle of your cleanser, serum, or exfoliator. You know it’s a good thing, but you’re not really sure what it is or how it works. If you’ve been using a manual exfoliator with scrubby bits in it, we’re just about ready to slap it out of your hands from all the damage you’re likely doing to your skin. If all you needed to know was a little bit about how these chemical exfoliators worked to dive in to them, by all means, read on.

AKA “Alpha Hydroxy Acids”, AHAs are what you can consider the Goo-Gone of dead skin debris. The weak bonds that keep that layer of dead skin on your hide are essentially dissolved with AHAs so your skin can let…

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