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Face Acids – The Basics

I’m sure like many of you newly diving into the skin care world, you read or saw the word acids and your eyes immediately jumped out your head. Acid? On our face? YUP. That’s right, there are acids that can actually improve your skin. Now don’t worry, they aren’t as scary as they sound. 

If you read my previous article on exfoliating, you know that there are different types of chemical exfoliants that work to remove dead skin cells and improve your skin. We’ll start here. These are AHA’s and BHA’s. 

From the beginning here are some of the most common face acids, what their properties are and other key information. 

 

AHA – Alpha H