You must be familiar with the words aha, bha and acids, acid peels. Are they all the same? Let us deconstruct further what they are
? Full form of aha is alpha hydroxy and bha is beta hydroxy acids. Both of them are types of skin acids. Though there are several other types of acids, these two are commonly known types and most scientifically proven to be showing results on the skin.
? Can I use acids on my face?
Don’t let the word ‘acid’ fool you :) Any compound which has a pH of <7 is considered acidic, even your skin is acidic. Acids aren’t harmful for the skin, in fact they are more compatible being closer in pH to the skin
? How do they work on your skin?
Acids loosen the bonds of the dead cells and exfoliate them off the skin to reveal a brighter and fresher skin. Depending on the type of acid, apart from exfoliating, they also have brightening, hydrating and anti aging properties
? What skin problems do they treat?
Depending on the type of acid, they can treat various skin problems such as acne, hyper pigmentation, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines, dry and dull skin