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Tag: chemical exfoliation
Find out the best one to use for your skin type.
Acids have been all abuzz in the skincare world for a while now—and for good reason. Used correctly, these exfoliating powerhouses boast a host of skincare benefits for all skin types. Whether you have dry, dehydrated, oily, or mature skin, there’s an
These are more powerful than your regular exfoliator.
Chemical peels being exclusive to skin clinics are a thing of the past. Though we should leave the heavy-duty ones to the pros, you can DIY an exfoliating facial at home and still experience transformative results. The secret? Opt for products formulated
Whether you're struggling with dull skin or dark spots, this skincare ingredient has you covered.
As someone who exclusively used face scrubs to exfoliate as a teen, I'm always jealous of people who discovered chemical exfoliants early on in life. I probably would've had clearer skin if I knew how AHAs and BHAs worked back then, or
The internet doesn't always tell you the full truth.
Not everything that goes viral online is actually good for your skin, regardless of how cool it looks. Some of these products might even be causing more harm than good without you knowing. Luckily, we can always trust skin experts to debunk
Choose the right one for you depending on your skin type!
Don't let dead skin cells get in the way of you achieving that glowing skin. Make sure you're exfoliating at least once a week, be it with a gentle scrub or an active ingredient that you swear by (acids are the bomb,
Because a healthy skin barrier means healthy skin.
Instead of worrying about the size of your pores (which you can't change, by the way), shift your attention towards taking better care of your skin barrier instead. As our first line of defense against dehydration and environmental aggressors, it's key to
Or if you have sensitive skin!
Actives, acids, or active ingredients are made to target specific problem areas, from acne marks to hyperpigmentation, that your average face wash-and-moisturizer combo can't fix. But because they're so potent, they’re highly reactive. Retinols, for one, don’t mesh well with AHAs and BHAs, and other
The BHAs and AHAs in your routine better watch out.
In the realm of chemical exfoliation, one would typically have to choose between an AHA (or alpha-hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta-hydroxy acid). Your choice depends on your skin type or your main skin concern, so knowing the difference between the two is
Welcome to Acids 101.
Chemical exfoliation often intimidates skincare newbies, partly because it involves using "acid" on your face. But FYI, these are good acids—not the kind that'll burn your skin off (unless you use something too strong and not recommended by your derm). In fact,
No harsh scrubs, promise!
Our skin knows how to repair itself, although it can recover from irritation much quicker if you exfoliate regularly. Doing this will help your skin shed dead skin cells more effectively and address issues like scarring much faster. You are also less