Let’s talk shop! 🙌🏽 Although I love to try new products, I love to see results more! I often find myself talking about how quickly to expect results from masks and found this guide super helpful.
For me, AHA’ and BHA’s are something I like to use almost daily either in a toner or mask. These acids gently help to remove dead skin cells to allow the healthy skin underneath to glow ✨ AHA’s are water soluble and do not penetrate the skin as well as BHA’s which are oil soluble making the latter better for people with oily skin and sensitive skin. The results are ultimately the same: removal of dull lack-luster skin to reveal the glowing queen/king that you are ✨🤗❤️
💦 Hyaluronic Acid is a holy grail ingredient here in the dry high desert. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and found in the skin in highest concentrations. It helps increase moisture because of its small molecular size which can penetrate the skin easily when applied topically. It can carry up to 1000 times its weight in water meaning maximal hydration for your skin 💪🏽 And it works immediately!!!
🍋 Finally, Vitamin C, which is a bit controversial bc of its stability and benefit claims but it truly works for me! 🙌🏽 Vitamin C is important in the production of collagen. It is a great antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals and UV damage. It is said to have mild skin lightening benefits by reducing melanin production. I truly do notice sun spots and acne scars lighten with regular use of Vitamin C. My skin looks more even and brighter but consistency is key 🔑 .