What’s all the Fuss about AHA’s? (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids)

What's all the fuss about AHA’s? (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids)

Do you use chemical peels? If yes, then you’ve probably already heard about AHA. AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acids. Most of the cosmetic products that contain AHA have less than 10 percent concentration. Those with 20 to 30 percent concentration are usually chemical peels that achieve results similar to microdermabrasion, which gets rid of fine lines and reveals younger and smoother skin.

Despite the name (which sounds like synthetic chemicals), AHA is actually a group of acids that are naturally found in foods like citrus fruits (citric acid), sugar cane (glycolic acid), and apples (malic acid). Apart from removing dead skin cells, AHA can also be used for treating acne scars, improving aged skin, and treating dry and scaly skin.

What’s all the fuss about AHA’s? (Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids)

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