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All About Face Acids: A Beginner's Guide to Chemical Exfoliants

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
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10 Best At-Home Chemical Peels That Will Give You a Post-Facial Glow

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
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Here's Why Glycolic Acid Is the Secret to Getting Smooth, Glowing Skin

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
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10 Best Face Exfoliators for Revealing Brighter, Smoother Skin

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,
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A Beginner's Guide to Taking Care of Your Skin Barrier

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
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These Basic Moisturizers Can Work Perfectly with Retinols and Acids

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
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What Are PHAs and How Can They Make Your Skin Smoother?

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
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7 Popular Acid Exfoliants and What They Can Do for Your Skin

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,
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9 Exfoliators That Will Make Your Skin Feel Brand New

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