skin has its own ability to naturally exfoliate dead skin cells, which is
necessary to keep the skin look beautiful, younger, hydrated, and glowing. More
dead cells accumulated in the skin will make older-looking skin more likely.
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time this shedding ability decreases, primarily as a consequence of aging and
UV rays exposure. Consequently, you’re likely to develop fine lines, wrinkles,
dry /dull-flaky skin, poor skin tone, or loss of firmness.
and BHA may help. These chemical exfoliants would make a world of difference in
your glowing appearance. They are not only helpful to remove unnecessary dead
skin cells, but also powerful to clean dirt and debris in your skin.
it comes to tightening the skin, they may boost skin cell turnover – though how
they do this is not fully understood yet.
Is there any difference between AHA and BHA? Again they are chemical exfoliating agents that ‘unglue’ the lines holding dull-dead cells on the skin, and ‘yes’ there is a bit difference.
work best in the surface of the skin since they’re water soluble. For this
reason, it’d be better to use them for normal and dry skin. Also, they are generally
OK for sun-damaged skin. They ease signs of sun damage (e.g. mild wrinkles and
also help hydrate the skin, but they’re generally preferred for oily and normal
skin since they’re oil soluble. They work both on the surface of the skin and
deep inside the skin pores.
the best one? In general, it’s OK to use both at the same time, especially for
normal skin – or alternate them to see one that works best for your skin.
usually no a downside. But to keep safe, start with gentle-well formulated
exfoliants! Then monitor and adjust usage (if necessary)!
vitamins are good for your overall health, including the skin. So it’s also
vital watch on your diet for nourishing your skin optimally.
you’re looking for something to be topically applied on the skin for improving
skin elasticity, here are a few vitamins that work best:
- Vitamin E, particularly alpha-tocopherol. It’s easy to see it in many cosmetic products. Its antioxidant and other essential elements may help protect the skin from UV rays and repair photodamage . With vitamin C, it also strengthens cell walls.
- Think ‘vitamin C’, particularly L-ascorbic acid, for collagen. It boosts the production of collagen so your skin is likely to look youthful and elastic . Plus, it’s an antioxidant!
- Vitamin B3, commonly formulated in skincare products as niacinamide. It has anti-aging properties to help ease fine lines, wrinkles, and improve skin firmness .
- Vitamin A, which is important antioxidant for lower and upper layers of your skin. It has been widely used in skincare and cosmetic products. Let’s say tretinoin and retinol – they’re derivatives of vitamin A.