1. Slow Down on the Acids
Every skincare expert will tell you that chemical exfoliation by using acids is one of the best things you could do for your skin. Acids such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid slough off dead skin cells, minimize the appearance of fine lines and they help with hyperpigmentation. Of course, with every good news, there’s some bad news too. When acids are used correctly and sparingly, they could be your one-way ticket to healthy, glowy skin. But some people make the mistake of using high percentages of acid daily or even mix different acids in the same routine, because of the misconception that it will give them quicker results.
The reality is that when you over-use acids, you only damage your skin barrier and irritate your skin. When implementing AHA’s or BHA’s into your routine, make sure you slowly introduce them by using them once every other day or three times a week. And avoid using different acids on the same day, go easy on your skin!