In this post I will tell you something about the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA). Glicolic acid is a natural acid derived from sugarcane, sugar beet and unripe grapes. In the same way, orange and others citric acids are classificated in the same category of glicolic acid. Comparatively mandelic acid is an extract of bitter almonds. In essence AHA benefits for the skin are many from rejuvenating to moisturizing, esfolianting and equally important protection against free radical damage.
To summarize both glycolic and mandelic acids helps to remove dead skin on the surface and improve skin texture. I did these treatments at my local salon, but you can do it also at home with special products like facial cleanser, peel, serum, moisturizer or mask. Given these points removing dead skin cells regularly, helps your skin looks smoother, brighter and younger.
This is a selection from amazon.
Re Fresh Skin Therapy fruit acid 15% gel
Nip+Fab Glycolic Daily Cleansing Pads
Collistar Glycolic acid peeling
Nip+Fab glycolic fix serum
Vitapelle glycolic acid cream
Perfect Image glycolic acid peel
Vitapelle mandelic acid peel
AHA products makes your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it’s extra important to wear sunscreen daily. And even if products that contain mandelic acid are more gentle, they are not bringing side effects like sun sensitivity, I think it’s better to prevent than cure. As I’ve said, in this post I want to calm my friend Elena that was frightened for my skin of not getting dark spots. 😉
After several face treatments with glycolic and mandelic acid, that helped my skin to become healthier and brighter, now it’s time to use the right products for a daily protection.
I’m currently using and loving these products with medium-high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) from La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique, Cicaplast Baume B5 Spf 50 and Hydraphase Intense UV Riche Spf 20 with active ingredients and thermal spring water.
It’s hard to find your perfect make up foundation with high SPF but I have it two 😉 One it’s Big Easy from benefitcosmetics.com, a liquid to powder foundation, oil-free, multi-balancing complexion perfector with Spf 35. It’s availabile in 3 tones for a matte long-lasting finish on sephora
The other is Daily Protection BB Cream with Spf 30 from kikocosmetics.com
a fresh and comfortable colored cream for a natural and radiant finish without imperfections. The product is non-comedogenic , available in 7 shades for all skin tones.
Do you have a favorite skin-care or make-up product for this summer?