Hi everyone! Today’s blogpost is dedicated to everyone that loves to exfoliate their skin.
Beta Hydroxy Acid, also called salicylic acid, exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation caused by breakouts. It is an oil-soluble acid, meaning it can penetrate through oils to get deep into the pores and inner layers of the skin to help remove excess sebum, unclog pores, and get rid of blackheads. Which makes it perfect for oily and acne prone skin.
They work deeper in the skin than Alpha Hydroxy Acids. With anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, they help control inflammation and reduce the bacteria that causes breakouts.
Salicylic Acid is the most commonly used Beta Hydroxy Acid in skincare and the ingredient to look out for!
What type of skin benefits the most from BHAs?
All skin types can use BHAs, but oily and combination skin would benefit the most from this ingredient. For dry and sensitive skin, finding a product that has a low percentage of BHA would be ideal. BHA would work best with oily and combination skin because it is oil-soluble. Acne prone skin would also like this ingredient as it is commonly used in products that treat blemishes.
What benefits does it have on the skin?
BHA will help renew the skin thanks to its powerful exfoliating properties. It can penetrate into the pore lining and exfoliate the skin. It reduces breakouts, whiteheads, and blackheads while smoothing the overall texture of the skin. BHA will clear out and resurface the skin, allowing your skin to work at healing itself better as well as receive other products and ingredients better.
Overuse of BHA may cause irritation. Because this is an exfoliating ingredient, using it too often may result in over-exfoliation which is a big no-no! For the best results, read the directions on your product and slowly incorporate it into your skincare routine and adjust if necessary.
What skincare products contain this ingredient?
Paulas Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is a cult favorite. This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens and evens out skin tone.
COSRX BHA 4% Blackhead Power Liquid is a highly effective chemical exfoliator that refines the look of enlarged pores and leaves skin brighter. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells without irritating the skin, helps clear out clogged pores and minimize their size.
The Ordinary Peeling Solution 30ml AHA 30% + BHA 2% has a formula that improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines in the long term.
Les Acides Alpha-Hydroxylés (AHA) exfoliate the surface of the skin for more radiance and an even complexion.
Les Acides Bêta-Hydroxylés (BHA) also exfoliate the skin and decongest the pores. This 32% concentrated solution provides the skin with a deep exfoliation to reduce the appearance of blemishes and boost skin radiance.