Does skin care 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 skin care 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.
Ascorbic Acid For Smoothing Effects
Whenever you see Ascorbic Acid listed, it’s a sign of good things to come. Ascorbic acid, or L-Ascorbic Acid, is also known as vitamin C and it isn’t just great for your body’s insides. It’s responsible for some pretty amazing things for your skin, too!
If you’re looking for a rejuvenating boost, give your skin a dose of ascorbic acid. Over time, you’ll notice a smoother and more even overall complexion, as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines. This is in part due to the potent antioxidants that are packed in ascorbic acid.
Ascorbic acid also helps increase collagen and, although it’s not actually a sunscreen, it can limit the damage that UV light exposure causes to the skin.
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, moisture, and even 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 skin care routine. With all the far-out benefits from hyaluronic acid, it’s time you got on board and experienced this one yourself - just make sure you use a product with more than .5% hyaluronic 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 is more oil soluble than alpha hydroxy acids, 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're looking for a deep cleaning of 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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