Does skincare leave you dazed and confused? With all the hype, fads, and straight b.s. floating around, it’s no wonder people are quick to judge certain products and ingredients.
Now, we’re not the type to fall for the hype either. Instead, we stick to our guns and go with what we know works. Acids in skincare products are those misunderstood ingredients that drive novice users away but, when used correctly, can take your skin to a whole new level of DAMN.
It’s understandable to feel a bit hesitant at first, especially if it’s your first time; but if you’re ready to give your skin an unforgettable acid trip, here’s a quick guide to the good kind of acids your skin will love! Don’t worry, these acids are made specifically to improve your skin’s appearance- not suck you into another dimension.
Ferulic Acid For Antioxidant Protection
We don’t mean to but we put our skin through a lot of stress. From sun exposure to dehydrating beverages, there’s only so much in a day your skin can take. The easy way to keep skin happy and healthy is with a daily dose of antioxidants and Ferulic Acid is a gem among stones. While it’s purpose is anti-aging, it’s not an age-specific ingredient.
To reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots, and give yourself a natural healthy glow, look for Ferulic Acid in your skincare products, preferably a serum with Vitamin C and E.
Hyaluronic Acid For Super Hydration
Pronounced “high-la-ronic,” this acid is a must-have for your skin, especially if you skew on the dry side. With its ability to bind over 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is flaky skin’s worst nightmare and your path to hydrated bliss.
Although it’s an acid, it’s actually something that our bodies naturally produce, so it’s not like you’re adding something foreign onto your skin (whew!). After just a few weeks of using this hydrating acid, you’ll notice significant improvements to your skin’s texture and an increase in moisture and firmness. Isn’t that worth the trip?
Even those with oily skin can benefit. Remember, having oily skin doesn’t exclude you from including a moisturizer into your skincare routine. With all the far-out benefits from Hyaluronic Acid, it’s time you got on board and experience this one yourself - just make sure you use a product with more than .5% Hyaluronic Acid so you can actually see results.
Salicylic Acid For Deep Cleansing
Life is stressful, so breakouts are bound to happen. Enter Salicylic Acid. This beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is more oil-soluble than alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), which is just a wordy way of saying it dives deep into your pores.
Once in your pores, this acid will break down any dead skin cells and double-up as an exfoliator. With all of this in mind, it makes sense that Salicylic Acid is the ingredient of choice for battling blackheads and clogged pores. So, if you want a deep cleaning for your pores, give your skin a taste of this antibacterial acid.
Keep in mind that using Salicylic Acid can make your skin drier, so adding a moisturizer to your routine will keep your skin happy, glowing, and clear!
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