What is an Alpha Hydroxy Exfoliator?

Posted on September 16, 2010 with No Comments

We have heard a lot lately about alpha hydroxy, our main question is can it be used as an exfoliator? AH has been popular in the anti aging family for some time now. It is used in everything from serums to lotions, to help rebuild damaged skin. It is an acid much like glycolic or lactic acid, the only difference is it is made from fruit. But our question is can it be used as an exfoliator.

The simple answer is yes, the way it works is by getting rid of the top layer of dead skin cells. By doing this it helps stimulate new cell growth. This can be done by using a product with alpha hydrody in it for periods of time. It is used in small percentages as too not burn or irritate the skin. It will also make your skin more sensitive to UV light so make sure you use sunscreen if you are going to be outdoors for long periods of time.

In only a couple of weeks you will notice your skin looking and feeling younger. AHA can be found in everything from serums to face masks and all result in a more youthful appearance. Another thing AH is good for is reducing dark spots on the skin such as age spots or freckles as well. So next time your looking for an anti aging product look for a good alpha hydroxy exfoliator for younger looking skin.  Read this article to learn how alpha hydroxy works on acne.

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