Use facial cleansers with AHA and/or BHA
Alpha and beta hydroxy acids, often known as AHAs and BHAs, are well-known classes of chemicals that provide some skin-caring properties.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) may aid in the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, age spots, as well as the reduction of enlarged pores.
Meanwhile, the job of beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) is to help enhance the skin’s texture and color by removing dead skin. It enters the oil-laden hair follicle openings and therefore aids acne treatment.
Salicylic acid is the most common form of BHA while there are a few more kinds for AHA which are as follows:
- Glycolic acid
- Lactic acid
- Citric acid
- Tartaric acid
Washing your face with these types of formulations can help address different skin concerns. But, if you have sensitive skin and these may be too harsh, you may also opt for regular soap and water for cleansing.
Regular exfoliation is an essential component of any skincare regimen as it can help eliminate dead skin cells that are affecting the skin with blackheads. However, some people may tend to go overboard.
Exfoliating your face on an alternating schedule (two to three times a week) with the same ingredients — AHAs and BHAs — can help you unleash the glow your skin deserves.
There are also wash-off and peel-off packs that can aid in exfoliation.