What is AHA skincare?

Smooth glowing skin is always on trend but it’s not always easy to achieve. Thankfully, for those days when your skin is looking a bit tired or dull, AHA skincare is on hand to give your complexion a boost.

AHAs, or alpha hydroxy acids, are derived from plants and are used in a variety of skin care products and treatments, particularly those which are designed to brighten and exfoliate. The most common acids in skincare products include glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane, citric acid which is derived from citrus fruits, and lactic acid which is derived from carbohydrates.

What are the benefits of AHA skincare?

AHAs are extremely versatile acids that can be used to:

– Treat dull, tired complexions

AHAs are expert exfoliators and can efficiently remove dead skin cells, making way for the generation of new, healthy skin cells. This will prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells, which may otherwise result in a complexion that looks dull and tired. The accumulation of dead skin cells can also enhance other issues, including acne, age spots and wrinkles.

– Promote brighter skin and reduce pigmentation

As AHAs break down the old dead skin cells, new skin is revealed which will look immediately more radiant, brighter and smoother. The impact of AHAs on overall skin texture can also help to reduce the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles, and reduce discolouration caused by acne scars, age spots and hyperpigmentation.

– Encourage collagen production

AHAs can also work to treat the dermis layer of the skin, helping to promote the production of collagen, which is the protein-rich fibre that keeps your complexion looking smooth, plump and youthful.

– Promote blood flow

As AHAs have anti-inflammatory properties they can help to encourage blood flow, which will work to correct dull, pale-looking complexions. Additionally, ensuring proper blood flow will also ensure your skin cells are receiving the nutrients they need to remain healthy.

– Help treat acne

Acne is something that many of us will experience at some point and AHAs can effectively remove dead skin cells, thereby preventing pores getting clogged with bacteria and sebum. AHAs can also be used on other areas of your body that are affected by acne or pimples, such as your back and your chest.

AHA skincare products

AHAs can be found in everything from targeted treatments and serums to everyday moisturisers and toners.

If you are looking to give your skin a real pick-me-up, an AHA infused peel off face mask is often an ideal way to achieve a brighter and more refined looking complexion.

AHA face masks in the UK

If you have been searching high and low for face masks in the UK that will give your complexion the healthy glow you have been coveting, look no further.

The Que Bella Professional Vitamin Glow gel mask has been enriched with both glycolic and lactic acids, which will help reveal brighter and smoother-looking skin. In addition to rejuvenating your complexion, the Vitamin Glow gel mask also plumps, exfoliates, clarifies and conditions, making it an ideal option for all skin types.

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