AHA! FACE CREAM
AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acids. Our AHA! face cream is used for skin rejuvenation or to remove pigmentation.
About AHA! Face Cream
Glycolic acid is a colorless, odorless alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane. It is a type of chemical exfoliant that dissolves the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to be wiped away easily, revealing smooth, younger skin below. Glycolic acids are used in cosmetic dermatology because in a concentration of say 70%, they remove the top 3 to 5 layers of skin and one uses this technique for skin rejuvenation or to remove pigmentation. In a much lower concentration, it still has this peeling effect but on a lower level.
So what happens when the skin is ageing? Basically, young skin regenerates quickly and all the skin layers get replaced in 3 weeks. As your skin ages, by about every decade the regeneration time doubles and your skin looks “older.”
Younger Looking Skin
By using Alpha Hydroxyl Acids and removing the top layer of dead skin, it sends a signal to your regenerating layer to produce new skin. By making the regeneration time faster again your skin will look younger.
AHA’s are acids as the name implies and they may irritate your skin. The principle is the highest concentration that your skin tolerates is the best. But you may have to “train” your skin to get used to it.
Most anti-wrinkle creams nowadays use AHA’s but in low concentrations to avoid the initial irritation. The AHA! face cream starts at 5% and goes up to 10%. Even 5% might be too strong in the beginning, so it’s advisable to mix the AHA with a normal moisturizer and see what happens.
Simple skincare routine
lf the skin turns red and flaky, then one has to add more moisturizer next time. lf nothing happens one can make the mixture a bit stronger.
Usually one can use the cream as it comes out of the pot after 2 – 4 weeks. Once the first 5% pot is finished, one can try the 10% but again dilute first.
Some people can never go up as high as 10% but most people can. This cream can be applied all over, even close to the eyes. Remember when using any face cream you should always use it on face, neck and chest.
Also bear in mind that the AHA does not contain a sunscreen. Anybody should apply a sunscreen of a least SPF30 in the morning over the AHA! face cream.
So the perfect routine would be:
ln the evening wash your face with a neutral cleanser if you wear make up! lf not, water will do as well ! Then apply the AHA! face cream.
ln the morning wash your face with water, apply the AHA! face cream then sunscreen. lf you wear base and/or make-up it goes on top of the sunscreen.
This skincare routine is simple, not too expensive but it works and gives your skin all that it requires.
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