You need to know this! Alpha Hydroxy Acids broken down into layman's terms.

You need to know this! Alpha Hydroxy Acids broken down into layman's terms.

Glycolic Acid This alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ingredient is best used in leave-on exfoliants. It needs an acidic pH to work best, but that can cause a stinging sensation upon application. It’s great for dry, sun-damaged skin, and helps smooth wrinkles.What To Look For  Go for AHA exfoliants that omit the fragrance (it can be an added source of irritation), and that come in a soothing gel or lotion base that contains anti-irritants.

Glycolic Acid This alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ingredient is best used in leave-on exfoliants. It needs an acidic pH to work best, but that can cause a stinging sensation upon application. It’s great for dry, sun-damaged skin, and helps smooth wrinkles.What To Look For Go for AHA exfoliants that omit the fragrance (it can be an added source of irritation), and that come in a soothing gel or lotion base that contains anti-irritants.

Tuesday’s Tip – When You Should Use Alpha Hydroxy Acids – pot•pour•ri of whatever

Tuesday’s Tip – When You Should Use Alpha Hydroxy Acids – pot•pour•ri of whatever

Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum with Apple Stem Cells & Goji Berry.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum with Apple Stem Cells & Goji Berry.

ABC's of Skincare, A: 1. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) - Chemical exfoliant derived from various plants - Gently removes surface layer of dead skin cells 2. ALOE VERA - Helps reduce inflammation - Increase hydration by binding moisture to skin 3. ARBUTIN - Natural skin brightener - Derived from bearberries - Inhibits cells from producing skin darkening pigments 3. VITAMIN A (Retinol) - Helps generate healthier skin cells - Provide protection from free radicals

ABC's of Skincare, A: 1. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) - Chemical exfoliant derived from various plants - Gently removes surface layer of dead skin cells 2. ALOE VERA - Helps reduce inflammation - Increase hydration by binding moisture to skin 3. ARBUTIN - Natural skin brightener - Derived from bearberries - Inhibits cells from producing skin darkening pigments 3. VITAMIN A (Retinol) - Helps generate healthier skin cells - Provide protection from free radicals

Fruity Alpha Hydroxy Acid facial peel        Ingredients:    1 tbs Strawberry juice    2 tbs orange juice    1 tbs whole milk        Instructions:    Combine ingredients. Apply to a clean face with tips of fingers.  Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.  Similar results of a facial peel.

Fruity Alpha Hydroxy Acid facial peel Ingredients: 1 tbs Strawberry juice 2 tbs orange juice 1 tbs whole milk Instructions: Combine ingredients. Apply to a clean face with tips of fingers. Allow to dry for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Similar results of a facial peel.

Use common kitchen ingredients to create effective anti-aging treatments with these natural sources of alpha hydroxy acids.

Use common kitchen ingredients to create effective anti-aging treatments with these natural sources of alpha hydroxy acids.

AHAs VS BHA: Which One Is Right For You? http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2014/09/16/ahas-vs-bha/ #MakeupCafe

AHAs VS BHA: Which One Is Right For You? http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2014/09/16/ahas-vs-bha/ #MakeupCafe

Derma E, Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, 2 fl oz (60 ml) - iHerb.com | 14 euro

Derma E, Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, 2 fl oz (60 ml) - iHerb.com | 14 euro

Dr. Chiu suggests looking out for "Products with alpha hydroxy acids to boost turnover of the skin." This treat-in-your-sleep offering from Derma E contains 5% alpha hydroxy acids to effectively slough away dead skin cells and even out skin tone. Derma E Overnight Peel, $19; dermae.com

Dr. Chiu suggests looking out for "Products with alpha hydroxy acids to boost turnover of the skin." This treat-in-your-sleep offering from Derma E contains 5% alpha hydroxy acids to effectively slough away dead skin cells and even out skin tone. Derma E Overnight Peel, $19; dermae.com

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