Why You May Want to Give Your Complexion a Break When Using Alpha Hydroxy or Beta Hydroxy Acids

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This beauty knows the secret of safeguarding her flawless complexion–and so will you once you read this.

Though we can’t control the aging process, we can do something about those visible signs of aging through healthy living, diet and our skin care.  Unlike years ago, newer skin care products have come a long way for making real improvements due to the advances in technology and active ingredients.  

Besides, the wonders of exfoliating ingredients like retinol, other organic exfoliators such as alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid or a fat-soluble beta hydroxy acid like salicylic acid is also commonly used for encouraging collagen growth.  

However, your complexion can run into trouble if you rely too heavily on skin care that has exfoliating ingredients without giving your complexion a break.  Just remember, any exfoliant like the alpha hydroxy acids are meant to help shed old skin and stimulate fresh cells.  

Therefore, you don’t want to overdo.  Read the packaging because it is there for a good reason.  If that anti-aging product specifies to apply once a day, by all means, this is all you need to keep your skin healthy. Otherwise, you risk irritating the skin if you use nothing but day moisturizes, brighteners, night creams that all have exfoliating acids even if they are organic in origin.  

Instead, you might be better off with looking for a plain day moisturizer with sunscreen and alternating with an anti-aging AHA night cream.  Another suggestion is rotating one day with your AHA products and then alternate the next with your non AHA skin care. 

Trying to hurry your skin’s repair process is not going to end well.  If you want to save your face that extra redness and possible damage, then be patient because improvement comes in time since all skin heals to renew itself at a different rate.  


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