Our skin naturally sheds layers of dead cells which accumulate over time. This happens invisibly on a regular basis, but the older we get, the slower this process gets. Aging, environmental damage, and sun exposure all contribute to the slowdown of the natural exfoliating process. So, as a result, our skin ends up looking prematurely aged and dull. AHA’s and BHA’s are chemical exfoliators which can aid in speeding up the exfoliation process – revealing younger, smoother, and even-looking skin.
In this article, we explore the difference between chemical exfoliators, how they benefit you, and which one you should use.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding dry skin and dehydrated skin. After all, they sound like the same thing right? While the terms dry skin and dehydrated skin are often used interchangeably and they can exhibit some of the same symptoms, they're actually quite different.
Basically, dry skin is caused by a lack of natural substances that keep skin healthy, while dehydrated skin lacks water and moisture in the top layer of skin.
There are differing opinions out there regarding scrubs, but one thing that’s factually true is irritation is just bad for your skin. Any arguments for or against scrubs as an exfoliating step in your skincare routine has to look at irritation as one of the main factors.