Acids 101: Your Guide to Gentle Chemical Exfoliation

How Exactly Do Hydroxy Acids Exfoliate Skin?

As we age, cell turnover slows down. Dead skin cells can lead to a dull complexion, clogged pores and deepen fine lines and wrinkles. Hydroxy Acids chemically, or “micro” exfoliate by dissolving dead skin to make way for the new. The result is a brighter, tighter, more firm looking complexion. While chemical exfoliation may sound intimidating, it simply refers to the process of breaking the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. This is as opposed to physical exfoliation which manually breaks these bonds and removes buildup with tiny granules such as seeds or rice powders. Both types of exfoliation are equally important, but more reactive skin types may prefer chemical exfoliation with acids.

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