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AHAs: Facts

Facts About AHAs

  • AHAs exfoliate the skin by removing the upper dead cell layer.
  • Higher strength AHAs can cause burns if your skin is sensitive. Begin with a lower strength and then begin using higher strengths.
  • Glycolic acid is the most common AHA used in skin treatments.
  • AHA combinations can help erase fine lines and some discoloration and also treat blackheads.
  • You should always use sunscreens while using AHAs. Skin becomes sensitive with exfoliation done by AHAs.
  • AHAs are also known as fruit acids.

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