• Chemical Exfoliation: What is it and How is it used?

    Chemical exfoliation is a skincare method used to exfoliate the top layer of the skin. This method accelerates skin regeneration, reduces the appearance of blemishes, removes acne and blackheads, evens skin tone and makes the skin look smoother.

    Acids used in chemical exfoliation are divided into three groups: alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and poly hydroxy acids (PHAs).

    Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are acids such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and mandel acid. AHAs are effective for exfoliating the top layer of the skin and are effective in reducing the appearance of blemishes, even skin tone and making the skin look smoother.

    Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are acids such as salicylic acid. BHAs are effective in removing blackheads and acne by penetrating deep into the skin.

    Poly hydroxy acids (PHAs) are acids such as gluconolactone and lactobionic acid. PHAs are less irritating than AHAs and BHAs.

    Chemical exfoliation products are available in different forms such as serums, toners, masks and creams. It is important to test whether your skin is sensitive before using these products.

    How to use chemical exfoliation products?

    Before using chemical exfoliation products, make sure your skin is clean. Apply the product to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse the product off with warm water.

    If you are using chemical exfoliation products for the first time, start using them once a week and increase the frequency of use according to your skin's reaction.

    Do not neglect sun protection when using chemical exfoliation products. These products can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

    Which acid is suitable for which skin?

    -For skin with acne: Azelaic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and mandel acid
    -For dry and mature skin: Glycolic acid, lactic acid, ascorbic acid and ferulic acid
    -For blemished skin: Vitamin C, azelaic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, l-ascorbic and ferulic acid.
    -For sensitive skin: Physical exfoliating products, fruit enzyme masks

    Things to consider when using chemical exfoliation products:

    -Chemical exfoliation products can irritate your skin. Therefore, it is important to test whether your skin is sensitive before using the products.
    -If you are using chemical exfoliation products for the first time, start using them once a week and increase the frequency of use according to your skin's reaction.
    -Do not neglect sun protection when using chemical exfoliation products. These products can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
    -Keep chemical exfoliation products away from the eye, nose and lip areas.
    -Do not use chemical exfoliation products with other skin care products that cause irritation to your skin.
    Chemical exfoliation is an effective skin care method that can help your skin look healthier and smoother. However, it is important to be careful when using this method and to test whether your skin is sensitive.

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