For a common person like me, who was not into much of makeup and skincare earlier. It was difficult to believe that acids are actually beneficial for skin. But yes that is true, acids are actually good for your skin and you should incorporate it in your skincare regime. Neither all acids are good nor all are bad. In this post I am going to share with you all 10 acids that are actually very beneficial for your skin, they help to keep your skin nice and glowing.
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Hyaluronic acid is very much hyped these days because of its amazing properties. Usually most acids dry up the skin but hyaluronic acid actually works the opposite way. It hydrates your skin nicely to that extent where a normal ingredient fails to do so. It also helps in plumping the skin along with reducing fine line and wrinkles.
Salicylic acid is a very common ingredient found in many skincare products especially those that deal with acne treatment. It helps in the reduction of dead skin cells, cleaning out pores. Though salicylic acid is best meant for oily skin so it could be a little harsh on the dry skin. Do keep that in mind, otherwise it is a very potent acid for acne problems.
Glycolic acid is actually derived from sugar hence it helps in exfoliating the skin, lightening dark spots on the skin, reducing fine lines & helps to improve skin texture. It helps to reduce acne scars, dark patches, lines, wrinkles, oiliness and dullness of the skin. It also helps in removing the dead skin layer by micro exfoliation.
As the name suggests, lactic acid is found in milk. It is easily available, affordable and a boon for sensitive skin people because of its gentle nature. It helps is moisturizing the skin along with reducing fine lines and helps in texture improvement of the skin. It helps to replenish moisture of the skin along with removing dullness.
Ascorbic acid is derived from Vitamin C which we easily get from citrus fruits. It has amazing antioxidant properties and also helps in collagen production. So Vitamin C actually helps to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, control the ageing of the skin, maintains skin elasticity.
It is a bundle of magic which is easily available and also very affordable at the same time.
Oleic acid is actually a fatty acid found in human tissues, also found in animals, vegetable fats and oils. It is good for skin moisturisation and smoothening of the skin. It is very useful in various skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Though it is a fat based acid so it may not suit every skin type and may lead to break outs in some people.
Kojic acid is found in fungi and fermented foods. It is potent in skin lightening and treating hyper pigmentation. It is also a good skin exfoliator but may lead to irritation to sensitive skin.
Malic acids in found in fruits like apple, it helps in reducing pore size that is the reason why you get to see a lot of DIY’s for apple cider vinegar used as toner when mixed with water. Now you know the reason why, it is because of this malic acid present in apples that help in the reduction of pore size. It also helps in diminishing fine lines of the skin, helps in improving skin tone and texture. It also treats hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Ferulic acid is found in seeds of fruits like apples and oranges, also in nuts and grains. It is a very good anti-ageing substance. It also helps to prevent sun damage and other skin related issues. Though it could be a bit too harsh for sensitive skin.
It helps in skin cells regeneration and also helps to reduce signs of ageing. It is an excellent acid that evens out skin tone and texture. Mandelic acid also has some anti bacterial properties thus, can also be used in the treatment of acne.
This was my little piece of information on acids used in skincare, if you have something more about it . Do share it in the comment section below.
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