AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid (fruit acid). But how can this acid restore glow to dry and dull skin?
Once again, we asked our experts.
Basically, it is important to know that our young skin renews itself on average every 28 days. However, as we age, this skin renewal cycle lengthens. Here, the skin cells gradually migrate to the surface of the skin layer, where they eventually die. It is precisely these dying cells that give your skin a dull, rough and scaly complexion - sometimes even with cornifications. Due to UV radiation, the latter occur especially after summer and at the same time lead to irregular pigmentation and uneven texture.
Glycolic acid, the most effective form of all AHAs, gently removes dead skin cells, refreshes the skin's structure and stimulates the skin's own cell renewal. Pores are visibly refined and pigmentation spots and skin tone irregularities are reduced. In addition, an AHA peel helps to hydrate your skin as the skin barrier is strengthened by the fruit acid. This means the skin loses less water and can retain more moisture. This makes for a smooth, fresh complexion and gives your skin back its natural glow.