When to Use AHA and BHA Products Correctly in My Skin Care Routine

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What is AHA and BHA that often contained on my skin care?

AHA and BHA are two skincare ingredients with the same benefits, that is to exfoliate the skin. AHA and BHA has abilities to remove dead skin cells and make the skin look softer. AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is water soluble and works on the skin’s surface. While BHA stands for Beta Hydroxy Acid which is oil soluble. BHA can penetrate deep into the pores to remove dead skin cells and excess oil.

What should I know before using AHA and BHA products in my skin?

I have morning and night skin care routine, can I put AHA and BHA contained skincare directly on my two routines? The answer is no. How have to be aware of several things that can be dangerous and harm your skin before you can apply AHA/BHA skin care to your skin.

When to Use AHA and BHA Products Correctly in My Skin Care Routine
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Not too frequent using

You should not be too frequent using AHA and BHA skin care because it can cause irritation or even can make your face become very oily.. Products containing AHA/BHA should be used 2 to 3 times a week.

Morning or Night?

AHA/BHA materials are not recommended to use during morning routine because exfoliating trait they have can increase the photosensitivity in our skin. It is recommended, even on the skin care packaging, that AHA and BHA products best used in night time. They still can be used during daytime, but with full protection of sunscreen so our skin won’t get bad effects from the UV rays.

When to Use AHA and BHA Products Correctly in My Skin Care Routine
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So in conclusion, when can I use AHA and BHA in my skin care routine? The answer is, AHA/BHA materials best used in night because the exfoliation traits of the ingredients will make our skin more sensitive to UV rays. If we really need to apply AHA/BHA during the day, make sure to use very high SPF of sunscreen so UV rays won’t can get through our skin.

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