ABC's of Skincare, A: 1. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) - Chemical exfoliant derived from various plants - Gently removes surface layer of dead skin cells 2. ALOE VERA - Helps reduce inflammation - Increase hydration by binding moisture to skin 3. ARBUTIN - Natural skin brightener - Derived from bearberries - Inhibits cells from producing skin darkening pigments 3. VITAMIN A (Retinol) - Helps generate healthier skin cells - Provide protection from free radicals
6 Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) for Smoother Skin | DIY Beauty Skincare and Health Tips
Used for centuries and loaded with antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids, Turbinado brown sugar is the perfect base to revitalize skin by gently exfoliating and buffing away dullness.
Homemade Facial Peel for Skin • 1 cup fresh pineapple • 1/2 cup fresh papaya • 1 tablespoon honey • Puree fruit together then add the honey and mix into a smooth paste Pineapple and papaya contain natural enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids that remove dead skin cells while the honey moisturizes the skin.
Dr. Chiu suggests looking out for "Products with alpha hydroxy acids to boost turnover of the skin." This treat-in-your-sleep offering from Derma E contains 5% alpha hydroxy acids to effectively slough away dead skin cells and even out skin tone. Derma E Overnight Peel, $19; dermae.com
Fall is here and we have some FABULOUS new scents for you this season. Choose from these wonderful scents created by 100% Organic Essential Oils: Cinnamon Apple Cider Orange Ginger Pumpkin Spice Warm Chai Latte Try this luxurious organic pumpkin & macadamia alpha hydroxy acid facial mask that gently exfoliates, brightens & tightens skin which encourages skin cell regeneration, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. www.YouAreSimplyRadiant.com
Papaya Mask for Aging Skin
Full of alpha hydroxy acids, vitamins A and C, and polyphenols, this tropical enzyme ice face mask is great for aging skin and overall exfoliation.