Skincare in our days is reaching high levels of active ingredients, like acids, retinoids and more. This can be seriously intimidating especially when are so many types to choose from.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The question is which acid is the right solution for my skin needs?⠀⠀⠀
Acids can work magic on your skin tone and brightness with the condition of selecting the best one for your skin. So today we will discuss about the difference between Glycolic acid (AHA) and Salicylic acid (BHA) two of the most popular acids found in skincare routine products. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is oil-soluble that means it can penetrate through the sebum, deep inside into your pores. Unlike it, glycolic acid is water soluble and works superficially. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is salicylic best for ?
It will be your best help against acne just because it can reduce inflammation, minimizing the size of a spot. It can also unclog the pores and trigger a gentle exfoliation without causing any irritation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This wonder acid has a role in killing bacteria in acne, having an antimicrobial effect also.
For persons with oily skin, salicylic acid can help in minimizing oil production and rebalancing your skin sebum production.⠀⠀⠀
Blackheads….guess how can we make it disappear?
Salicylic acid that has the ability to penetrate inside the pores and clear out pore clogging debris which creates those most hated blackheads but also whiteheads. ⠀⠀⠀
On the other side, glycolic acid is a alpha hydroxy acid which is great against pigmentation and an anti-aging champion! It works miracles on those fine lines by stimulating new collagen induction. Glycolic acid dissolves and exfoliates surface dead skin cells and has hydrating benefits. It will help restore moisture and plumpness, revitalizing dull skin and reducing wrinkles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ready for your first professional peel?⠀