AHA and BHA in skincare products have a lot of benefits we all can get. If only, used correctly. Otherwise, when we recklessly using AHA and BHA skin care products in our skin, it could bring a lot of harm and make our skin got a lot of problems we don’t want.
Both AHA and BHA, you still have to apply sunscreen after using it. Skin care products that contain AHAs exfoliate the skin, making it sensitive to sunlight.
Therefore, don’t forget to use sunscreen after using AHAs to prevent the risk of sunburn, dark spots and skin cancer. Likewise with BHA, even though it doesn’t make skin too sensitive, still use sunscreen, ladies so that your skin stays healthy and protected from the bad effects of the sun.
Pay attention to the percentage of amount
Pay attention to the AHA content in the skincare products you will use. Usually, the maximum AHA content in skincare products is 10-15%. Use regularly to get used to the skin and reduce the risk of skin irritation. Several types of AHAs are used in skincare products, including Glycolic Acid to prevent acne, Lactic Acid to fight aging, Tartic to reduce signs of sun damage, and Mandelic Acid to shrink pores.
Meanwhile, the BHA in skincare products is usually have less percentage, which is between 0.5 to 5 percent. The type of BHA that is usually found in skincare products is Salicylic Acid to soothe redness and irritation of the skin, and Citric Acid which can remove excess oil on the skin.
Don’t use AHA and BHA at the same time
The use of skincare that combines AHA and BHA in skincare products can make the skin healthier and the results more optimal. But that doesn’t mean you can use it at the same time, Ladies!
Both function to exfoliate skin cells so that if you use them in a stack it will make the skin drier and even irritated. We recommend using AHA and BHA in skincare products at different times. Like AHA in the morning and BHA at night, or it could be the other way around. You can also use it on a different day, for example, today is AHA, then the next day is BHA.
Make sure your skin is clean
Both AHA and BHA, you must use it when your skin is clean after you wash your face. AHAs are more effective when the skin is clean and dry for maximum exfoliation.
While BHA can be used when the skin is damp, after washing your face, because BHA is oil soluble. Apply by pouring into the palm of the hand and then wipe or pat on the face, or you can also use a cotton swab to sweep away dead skin cells.
So now you know how to use AHA and BHA in skincare products correctly and what can in affect your skin. Make sure your skin be better, and not otherwise, Ladies!