Understand the difference between AHA and BHA Chemical Peels

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   March 22, 2017

Considering a chemical peel? Knowing the difference between Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta-hydroxy acids (BHA) goes a long way in helping you make the right choice.

Both these exfoliants work on the uppermost layer of the skin, facilitating the removal of dead cells and encouraging newer skin growth. Both AHAs and BHAs peel away the damaged surface of the skin, and help in the removal of dirt and grime from the pores, wrinkles, and counter the production of excess sebum.

But, what’s the key difference between both? Let’s take a look:

Chemical Peels-AHA vs BHA

Note that, sometimes, your dermatologist can use both AHAs and BHAs together in a chemical peel for great results. However, a lot depends on how the skin condition is, how thick the uppermost layer is, and how much UV exposure your skin has had in the past.

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Simmi kaur


reply   06 April, 2017

Anurag shukla

Skin problems pimples

reply   20 May, 2017

Bindhya chhetri

My all over face very peels what i shoult be clear in skin

reply   22 May, 2017
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