Alpha hydroxy peels are an ideal treatment for busy people who want the same effect of a deeper peel or laser resurfacing, but don’t want to dedicate as much time.
AHA facial peels gently retexture the skin over a period of a few months and these treatments are helpful in stabilising oily or acne-prone skin and improving skin tone.
Structured from alpha hydroxy acids which are natural acids found in foods such as apples and grapes, these peels which are applied to the skin for moisture remove dead skin cells.
So how do they work?
Well, these AHA’s work by removing the top layers of dead skin cells and increasing the thickness of deeper layers of skin therefore promoting firmness.
The key thing to remember when it comes to these types of acids is the difference between Alpha and Beta hydroxy acids.
Alpha hydroxy acids are only water soluble and treat thickened sun damaged skin while beta hydroxy acids are oil soluble and can be recognised as salicylic acid which penetrates the pores.
So as we focus in a little more on Alpha hydroxy peels, we can come to understand that as our skin ages and we expose it more and more to the sun, we slow down the rate at which old cells leave the surface and are replaced by new ones.
This is where we need these AHA peels to loosen the dead skin and reveal the fresher and healthier cells.
So with many peels on the market, it really comes as no surprise that many skincare products are using these formulations, and here at Mirenesse we have designed our own ideal AHA fine line, acne treatment line peel.
This gentle overnight skin peel smoothes thick rough skin as well as refining deep wrinkles and improving skin tone and hydration.
With olive leaf extract, lactic acid and organic waters this product is ideal for enlarged pores, discolouration, acne & dry skin.
Removing dead skin cells and brightening the skin allows the penetration of creams and serums to work more efficiently.
So with a little understanding and a great product you have all you need to hydrate, treat and repair your skin.