All you need to know about chemical peels (AHAs & BHA)

Acid Ingredients in products that your skin will thank you for.

Not everyone is aware of the acid ingredients in Chemical Peels. Many of them have beneficial roles in making the skin look healthy although there is one common role they all share is to peel the dead skin cells which block the skins surface by breaking the bonds between the cells of the skin. By this process there is a rise in the production of new and healthy cells, which makes the skin feel over all healthier.

Since a decade chemical peels have become the hot topic in skin care because of their instant results. What a lot of people don’t know is that every peel is different, from its ingredients to its percentages.

Lets clear a few main/common names in chemical peels. 

AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) & BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) are acids that come from organic sources.

Glycolic Acid – Derived from Sugarcanes

Lactic Acid – Derived from Sour Milk

Mallic Acid – Derived from Apples

Tartaric Acid – Derived from Grapes

Citric Acid – Derived from Citrus Fruits

Salicylic Acid – Derived from Willow Bark Extracts

The most common among these are

Glycolic Acid – Derived from Sugarcanes is great for ageing, mature, sun damaged skin.

Lactic Acid – Derived from Sour Milk, helps in hydrating dry skin while removing excess skin cells.

Salicylic acid – Derived from Willow Bark Extracts. This is a BHA, best for oily and acne skin types as it cleans pores by dissolving the dirt and debris.

Many of these peels are in your regular skin care products but only in very little percentages that would help your skin daily.

There are many other chemical peels in skin care which I will talk about in my next blog.

Please let me know if this little piece of information helps you and if you have any questions regarding your skin care please feel free to leave a comment below.

Please let me know if there is a peel that you absolutely love, I would love to know.

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