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Acids in skincare are not as scary as you think.......

Using acids in skincare is not as scary as you might think! Using acids in your skincare at home is actually quite common place these days and can actually be much gentler and effective on your skin than physical scrubs My client Amy came to me with quite irritated blemish prone skin and wanted to get her skin on track in particular for her forthcoming wedding Here is a list of the most common ones: And also what we used for Amy both in treatments and at home :

  • Hyaluronic acid is super hydrating & helps the skin hold onto moisture big time! It's produced naturally in our skin's lower layers but production decreases as we age causing our skin to feel drier

  • Lactic Acid

is a very gentle exfoliator & is part of the AHA family alpha hydroxy acids) they work by detaching the bonds sticking our dead skin cells together

. Removing dead skin cell build-up is in your interest as it reveals brighter, smoother, newer skin and gets rid of dry, rough skin that can hang around too long and make your complexion look dull

Apply your AHAs before your most active serums to supercharge the effects; by clearing away clogging dead skin cells you'll allow your serum to penetrate more easily and, thus, achieve better results.

  • Salicylic acid: This is the one and only Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA, it's remarkably similar to the AHA family in that it exfoliates by dissolving the bonds that hold the dead skin cells to the surface, but salicylic's superpower is that it is oil soluble!

  • Excitingly, this means salicylic acid can deep clean the pore and exfoliate where it's needed most. Ideal for targeting blackheads, visible pores and for keeping blemishes at bay

  • Combining the above ingredients with professional chemical peels and an effective home care routine can hugely increase your skin rejuvenation potential!

If you would like to learn more about skincare acids and how a personalised skincare plan could help your skin drop me a message or go to

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