If you’re like me, you’ve spent more time that you’re willing to admit researching the different kinds of products you can put on your skin to help it appear brighter, more even and smooth. Lets be honest, we just want something that will make people look at us and say “Wow, she has flawless skin!” So we test:
- And more!
All in search of the Holy Grail for skincare. It’s a daunting task! There is so much information out there it is easy to fall into analysis-paralysis, and because everyone’s skin is so unique, even if a product has 1 million 5-star reviews, that doesn’t mean it will work for you. So frustrating, right?
Well, there is a product out there that will send you on your way to full-on Glow Up territory: AHAs!
AHAs, also known as Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, serve as fabulous exfoliants for the skin. They’re great for reducing the appearance of dark spots, acne and blackheads. AHAs do this by basically severing the ties your old, dead skin has to your face in order to allow your new, smoother skin to shine bright. (Hello, Glow up!) A bonus feature is AHAs boost blood flow which means they have anti-aging qualities that will keep that new, brighter skin looking great for even longer!
But what are AHAs made of?
There are 5 most common natural sources of AHAs:
- Citric acid is derived from lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits
- Glycolic acid generally the most popular of the AHAs, glycolic acid comes from sugar cane
- Lactic acid as you can probably guess, lactic acid comes from milk
- Malic acid is made from apples
- Tartaric acid is derived from grapes
There are also chemical exfoliants that come from synthetic sources. Those are called BHAs or Beta Hydroxy Acids. While they serve the same general purpose as AHAs, they do have some key differences.
- AHAs are come from nature whereas BHAs are synthetic (the most popular one being salicylic acid). While synthetic might sound a little scary - it actually comes from a naturally occurring plant (Willowbark Tree) but that is processed enough to get all the benefits out of it. Interesting sidenote: the same plant is used to make aspirin!
- AHAs are water-soluble while BHAs are oil-soluble. That basically means that BHAs can dig in deeper and reduce oiliness in your skin. BHAs are great for acne because of their ability to penetrate deeper and clean out pores.
- AHAs are better for normal to dry skin (due to their moisturizing factors) while BHAs are best suited for normal to oily skin.
The downside to AHAs & BHAs
Both AHAs and BHAs can make you more sensitive to sunlight and prone to sun damage if not properly protected. After doing all that work to reduce your dark spots and age-lines just to have it replaced by sun damage would be a real drag, so always remember to end any morning skincare routine with sunscreen and reapply as needed. Your skin will thank you.
So, how do you get your hands on some amazing products that include all the benefits of AHAs (and then some??)
Eden Beauty Skin uses glycolic, lactic, citric and tartaric acids in their O Yea! AHA! Mhm! Serum. It is just one part of our powerful Extra Strength Dark Spot system that will give you that even, glowing skin and help you keep it as you age as gracefully as J Lo. (The dream, right?)
Are you ready to finally banish those dark spots for good? Order the Extra Strength Dark Spot system at https://edenbeautyskin.com/products/customer-favorite-best-value-extra-strength-system and be ready to share your own glow up in as little as 6 weeks!