What is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)?
AHA’s are chemical compounds, either synthetic or naturally occurring. Put quite simply, they are exfoliating acids. They stimulate skin to increase cell turnover and collagen production. Proper administration can provide benefits such as smoother skin, reduction in clogged pores and breakouts, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and more!
Exfoliating acids are widely used because of their effectiveness. They are found in many skin care products, from cleansers and toners to skin peels and moisturizers. Glycolic acid is considered the gold standard of chemical peels. It has one of the smallest molecular structures, giving it the ability to travel deep into the layers of skin. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, glycolic acid is also used for hyperpigmentation, sun and age spots.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids have been a staple of the skin care industry since the 80’s, and are still around because they work! Find the best way to incorporate them into your beauty routine, call us or schedule an appointment online.