What is Skin?
Everybody would have an answer to what is skin, and yes, skin is the largest organ of human body, making it one of the most complicated organ too. With multiple layers with different functions, the skin provides body with multi layered protection. It not only acts as a barrier to the body or internal organs but it also impacts directly to one’s health. What makes skin unique is, one not realising that the skin constantly reinvents itself, the outer layer regenerates every month. Melanin is a natural component in skin which blocks UV light and protects deeper layers from sun’s damaging effect. With over-production of melanin, skin may look darker and damaged. With quality ingredients’ products and proper care, our skin can be nourished, protected and even restored from the already done harm.
What is AHA 10% BHA 2% Lime Pearl 2% exfoliating serum:
As we age, the process of cell re-generation on skin slows down, means slower to shed skin cells and regenerate new ones. The entire dead cell on skin can make the skin look dull, rough and dry. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers new cells. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, making them more effective. AHAs exfoliate the dead skin from the dermis to epidermis layers. While BHAs work on deeper exfoliation of pores and dirt. Lime Pearl is a natural form of AHA giving the skin smoother, brighter and even complexion. With continuous usage of serum the skin may be noticed as rejuvenated, looking fresh and healthy.
GLYCOLIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID and LIME PEARL™ AF
Some of the other ingredients that help the product in being more effective::
• Niacinamide builds keratin, a protein that helps to keep the skin firm and healthy.
• Sodium Hydroxide are used in small quantities to help establish pH balance in the product.
• Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract promotes exfoliation
• Propylene Glycol is a moisture retaining agent.
• Lecithin improves skin texture and promotes hydration.
• Pullulan helps in promoting firms to the skin.
The serum could be used for all types of skin; oily, normal, dry and sensitive, and acne-prone, and also by all gender.
1. What exactly is a chemical exfoliant?
Chemical exfoliants are acids that get rid of your dead skin cells when applied. They come in various concentrations. They work by breaking the bond that holds the skin together. Their formulas can differ, the weaker concentration could be found over the counter, and a dermatologist usually applies the higher concentrations. Regular use may make your skin feel smoother, even the tone, unclog the pores, and reduce the signs of aging.
2. How do they differ from physical exfoliants?
While acids chemically remove the outer layers of the skin, physical exfoliants do so manually. They take scrubs, brushes, and other procedures and can be too harsh for some individuals. Physical exfoliants can’t penetrate as deeply as the chemical version and therefore may not be as effective.
3. How do you know which type to use?
AHAs are often used to improve skin tone and mild areas of discoloration. BHAs, on the other hand, is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin due to their pore-unclogging properties. If you have susceptible skin, a less intrusive PHA exfoliant may be the route to go down.
4. What could happen if one over or under exfoliates?
It’s easy to notice when you’re over or under exfoliating. Signs of under-exfoliation include a rough texture, dull complexion, and a feeling that your skincare products are no longer working due to a build-up of dead skin. Over-exfoliation commonly takes the form of irritation, such as inflammation and dryness. You may also notice breakout and peeling. If you experience any of the above, stop exfoliating until your skin has fully healed.
5. Is a chemical exfoliator all you need?
There are two things you need to remember post-exfoliation: moisturizer and sun protection. Chemical exfoliants do have the potential to leave skin feeling dry. To combat this, moisturize well immediately afterward. You’ll also need to apply SPF, as chemical exfoliants can make skin more sensitive to the sun. If you’re planning on spending a day in the sun, it’s best to apply an exfoliating acid at night.