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3 Reasons Why Alpha Hydroxy Acids Are Important

3 Reasons Why Alpha Hydroxy Acids Are Important

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) have been a buzzword in the beauty industry for a long time, with an array of products incorporating them into their ingredients.

But what are AHAs, and what makes them so important to your skincare routines?

AHAs are natural compounds found in various foods and fruits such as sugarcane, citrus fruits, sour milk, and grapes. These acids, namely glycolic, lactic, tartaric, malic, and citric acids, are commonly used in skincare products due to their exfoliating properties, which helps to shed dead skin cells and leave the skin looking radiant and refreshed.

AHAs also help reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots by dissolving dead skin cells and promoting skin cell regeneration, revealing brighter, even-toned skin. This is why Vitamin C serums are so popular in anti-aging skincare products. 

AHAs also help to unclog pores, preventing blackheads, and pimples. This is due to the acids' ability to penetrate deeply into the skin, breaking down dirt and excess oils that clog pores.

In turn these properties help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well, thanks to their skin-smoothing effects. By encouraging the skin to slough off dead skin cells, the new layer of skin underneath appears brighter and plumper, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.

Natural sources of AHAs --when incorporated into our skincare routines, provide an effective and non-invasive way to reveal fresher, younger-looking skin. So, go ahead and add a little natural AHA to your skincare routine today!


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