Cosmetic (hydroxy) acids
Cosmetic acids are a group of exfoliants, i.e. substances whose use leads to peeling of the epidermis (from the word peel) or dissolution of the epidermis.
The most popular acid peels are surface peels. cosmetic, where exfoliation occurs only to dead cells of the stratum corneum. These types of peels are suitable for self-making at home, using such raw materials as AHA, BHA, etc.
The most popular acids are almond, glycolic, salicylic or hits of recent years like azelaic or pyruvic acid.
Cosmetic acids, depending on the need, can cleanse the skin, refresh it by removing a layer of dead cells. At a low concentration, the acids do not exfoliate, but they perfectly moisturize and brighten the skin.
Therefore, the most important thing is to choose the optimal acid concentration for the cosmetic problem and skin type. Peeling can be performed safely on any skin, but special care should be taken on sensitive and thin skin as well as with dilated blood vessels.
Peels are especially useful for skin with the problem of hyperkeratosis, seborrhea, acne, discoloration or scars
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