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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
And why you should make the switch.
Like most people, my underarms have lines, hyperpigmentation, and chicken skin that I want to get rid of. I don’t really smell when I sweat, but I do get the occasional B.O. when I don’t put on deodorant before a workout or
Know your acids!
If we had to enumerate all the must-have products for glowing skin, an exfoliator would definitely be part of that list. It's how we can remove all those dead skin cells, helping it reveal a newer, more radiant complexion.However, one should not
It's one of the secrets to clear skin and smaller-looking pores.
If you struggle with acne, exfoliating regularly is no longer an optional thing (check out your beginner's guide here). You should get those dead skin cells off your face at least once a week, because if not, those breakouts will never leave
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
Here’s what worked for different ages and skin conditions.
There are so many triggers when it comes to pimples. Between stress, hormones, and dietary changes alone, we’ve all had to deal with break outs at a point in time, some more regularly than others. Exfoliating products have been known to help
Bring out your skin's natural glow.
Aside from regularly wearing sunscreen, exfoliating—or sloughing off dead skin—is one of the most important skincare habits to start in your 30s, especially if you're aiming for a glowing complexion. Truthfully, though, exfoliating is easier said than done, especially if you're too lazy
Like a facelift for your pores!
It may be physically impossible to shrink your pores (thanks, genetics!), but you do have more than enough options to make them look smaller and "tighter" than they really are. And don't worry, most of them won't require you to put on
Calm the zit down.
We hate to break it to you, but stress does cause pimples. When we constantly worry about things (career, personal life, or in this case, a pandemic), our bodies produce the hormone cortisol which increases sebum production. Excess oil leads to—you know
But first, ditch those pore strips!
Out of all the breakouts we can get, blackheads are by far the most persistent. They'll keep coming back as long as you haven't found the best way to remove them (not pore strips, by the way)—but don't worry, because we plan to
Don't be intimidated!
The only thing we hear about as often as retinoids is its intimidating side effects. Once you start using this potent ingredient, it starts a process called "retinization" on your skin, which takes the form of redness, peeling, and dryness. Definitely not
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,
New year, new skincare routine!
We've already talked about the products you should forget about for the new year, so now it's time to shift our attention to the stuff that's actually worth trying. These are things that you've either ignored before or simply haven't heard of;
Scrubs aren't your only option!
Exfoliation is key to achieving smoother and more even-toned skin on both your face and body. The same applies for your underarms, so if you're not already exfoliating that area, now is the time to start. Below, we list some of the
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
Yup, you guessed it—she doesn't use moisturizer.
Dr. Vicki Belo hardly requires an introduction. The president and medical director of Belo Medical Group is arguably the most popular dermatologist in the Philippines, having a beauty empire that's behind countless transformations of celebrities and personalities.The beauty doctor graduated from the
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,