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What Are The Benefits of AHA’s In My Skincare Products?

What Are The Benefits of AHA’s In My Skincare Products?

Don’t let the title scare you off! The term “acid” may sound terrifying, but alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) can work absolute wonders on the skin and are a lot gentler than you may think!

Alpha hydroxy acids are active compounds that provide a heap of benefits to the skin, and there are a few different kinds.

In this article we’ll be focusing on glycolic acid, known as the holy grail for exfoliation!

Keep reading to learn more about this AHA and how it can transform your skin.

What exactly is glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is derived from cane sugar and has the smallest molecules of any AHA. This is excellent news for your skin because these small molecules mean enhanced penetration.

These molecules can sink into your pores where they can target an array of concerns, including those dreaded summer breakouts!

How does it work?

Glycolic acid reacts with the uppermost skin layer and works by dissolving sebum and grime, breaking up any substances that hold cells together. Think of it as breaking down the “glue” that binds your cells, sloughing off dead, sluggish skin cells. 

What results can I expect to see?

AHA’s can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, refine and brighten for smooth, dewy-soft, youthful-looking skin!!

To experience the benefits of this wonderful ingredient yourself at home, be sure to check out our AHA Facial Cream, which includes glycolic acid along with other antioxidant and soothing ingredients. It is vegan, free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, and artificial fragrance, so you can feel good about putting it on your skin!

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Sunburn Alert: AHA's may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn.  Be sure to use a sunscreen (goes without saying!) when using AHA's.

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3 Step Natural Skincare Routine for Rejuvenating Skin After Holiday Stress

3 Step Natural Skincare Routine for Rejuvenating Skin After Holiday Stress

I’d like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year and hope your holiday was one of rest and relaxation, good food and even better company!

After a few weeks of putting your feet up, indulging in the good stuff (we aren’t judging!) and taking a break from work, getting back into the swing of things can be a bit of a challenge. The same is true about your skin.

You may already follow a strict natural skincare routine, but it may have fallen by the wayside a bit over the holidays. Late nights, travel, rich food and alcohol all take their toll on your skin, and while you may be feeling rested internally, externally your skin may be looking a little dull.

Don’t let less than glowing skin dull your shine though! By following these simple skin care tips, you’ll quite literally slough away the effects of the holiday season on your skin to reveal dewy soft, vibrant and youthful skin quicker than you can say Happy New Year!

Get Scrubbing

The first step in your quest to achieve that glowing skin we all lust after is to exfoliate. A good exfoliation will help to slough off dead skin cells that may be contributing to a dull complexion, dry skin and clogged pores. You may find that all your skin care woes simply melt away after this important step!

After the holidays, your skin deserves some extra TLC so we are going to recommend our luxurious Lemon Tart Exfoliating Mask for a real skin treat. Jojoba beads help to dissolve impurities while still maintaining your skin’s delicate moisture balance while antioxidant vitamins A, C and E fight off free radicals and visibly brighten and even skin tone and texture. So set aside 15 minutes, treat yourself to a glass of red or a good book, and relax while this mask works its magic!

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Spritz Me Up

Before you dive into applying your various lotions and potions, the next step in your routine is going to be a spritz of toner. Many people underestimate the power of a good toner, but a toner helps to soothe and nourish the skin, balance pH levels and allow for better absorption of products you apply after. Our Rose Hydrating Toner/Mist will instantly help to uplift your spirits and calm your mind thanks to its gorgeous subtle scent of Bulgarian rose.

Lock In Your Serum

Now your skin is perfectly prepped and primed for your serum and lotion. We’ll keep the bright theme going here by recommending our Vitamin C Brightening Serum. You can’t go wrong with Vitamin C, and everyone can benefit from its potent antioxidant properties. Vitamin C can help brighten and even skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for glowing, plump and clear skin!

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Next, be sure to lock in your serum with a versatile moisturizer that is luxuriously creamy yet lightweight and ideal for everyday use for dry, sensitive, and mature skin types. Our Ultra Hydrating Facial Cream will get the job done thanks to soothing and hydrating ingredients such as aloe, coconut and jojoba, while anti-aging powerhouses DMAE and MSM help fight the signs of aging and leave your skin silky soft to the touch.

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Click here to start your year with vibrant, glowing skin no matter how dull and gloomy the weather may get!  

Tamryn is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Licensed Esthetician. Her passion for empowering people to make informed decisions about their mind and body flows through her work as a content creator for the world's top natural wellness, nutrition and growing skincare brands. She's an avid yogi, loves singing, and when she's not writing, you can find her reading or trying something new! Find her on Twitter here: @tamrynjburgess 

 

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