Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHAs are a group of naturally occurring chemical compounds.
AHAs are derived from animal or plant products (such as fruits and milk), and are found in a lot of skincare products.
AHA Skin Benefits include:
- Increased collagen production
- Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Lightening hyperpigmentation
Alpha hydroxy acids usually do not cause any major skin issues. However, if you are using them for the first time, you may experience issues such as:
- Burning sensation
The key to using AHA’s properly is to opt for a gentle solution. If you experience any irritation, it is likely that your skin is too sensitive or that the concentration of AHA is your skincare solution is a little too high.