Which acids to include in skincare routine and why?

London: Acid is the latest fad in the skincare world. From cleanser to toner, acid-based products are making their ways to bathroom shelves like never before.

Experts say that in right dosages, acid can make skin brighter and clear. They even vouch for several acids which can add to your regular skincare routine and work wonders for your beauty.

Acids like AHAs are known to have exfoliating effects. They work on the surface layer of skin and brighten the complexion of most skin types.

BHAs, on the other hand, penetrate deeper and remove dead skin cells and clean clogged pores. They are ideal for acne-prone skin with blackheads and whiteheads.

Categorised as an Aha, Glycolic Acid benefits by working wonders on uneven textured skin. It is known to be much gentler than off-the-shelves abrasive scrubs. It can be included in your skincare routine twice a week, to begin with.

Salicylic Acid, the main BHA, delves deep into the congested skin and relieves clogged pores. It also reduces bacterial growth by removing blackheads.

According to The Independent, it works wonders for anyone in the midst of a skin breakout.

Besides AHAs and BHAs, Hyaluronic Acid is also hailed for its skincare properties. It is a natural humectant – a substance used to retain moisture – that can hydrate skin and boost firmness and plumpness.

Another acid, retinol, which is a form of Vitamin A, is famed for its anti-aging properties. It is known to cure sun damage, fine lines, acne, and uneven texture.

It also stimulates collagen and elastin production, leaving you with a firmer, younger-looking skin.

It is noteworthy that high strength retinol products can cause inflammation on eczema affected areas.