Fine lines and wrinkles naturally begin to appear as we age. However for some, the visual signs of aging occur much sooner than they should. Sun exposure is the main cause of premature aging of the skin, however lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, eating unhealthily and not getting enough sleep also contribute. Getting older is a natural and wonderful part of life, but you may wish to slow the aesthetic signs of ageing down. Using the correct skincare can help combat the signs of ageing skin, leaving you with a smooth, radiant and youthful complexion. In this article, we will be discussing what PHAs are and how they can help you turn back the clock on ageing skin.
What Are PHAs In Skincare?
PHAs, also known as Polyhydroxy acids, are chemical exfoliants that work to improve skin’s texture and hydration by exfoliating away dead skin cells. Suitable for even sensitive skin, PHAs are gentle and exfoliate without causing irritation or harm to the skin. PHAs are ideal for those who are unable to tolerate alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or other chemical exfoliants.
Exfoliation is a necessary step in every skincare routine as it helps to keep skin looking healthy by removing dead skin cells, revealing new smooth, soft skin underneath.
How PHAs Benefit Your Skin
PHAs are great for your skin as they are a gentle acid that can be used by anyone irrespective of their skin type and skin concern. PHAs have several benefits, from helping with mature skin to aiding against environmental effects.
Here are some of the benefits PHAs has on your skin:
1. Gentle Exfoliation
PHA exfoliants are a type of exfoliant that is gentle on the skin, revitalising dull-looking skin by gently exfoliating off dead skin cells. They also have the ability to improve skin texture and promote cell turnover, which improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Fight Against Free Radicals
PHAs contain antioxidants and peptides to protect the skin from free radicals and other environmental damage which can inhibit the skin’s production of collagen, causing wrinkles, dryness, and irritation. PHAs therefore, help to protect your skin from damage and can even delay the effects of ageing.
3. Suitable For Everyone
Exfoliation is an important element of any skincare routine but for people dealing with pre-existing skin concerns such as eczema or rosacea, exfoliating can seem counterproductive. However, because PHA exfoliants are so gentle, they can be used even on sensitive skin.
The Best PHA Skin Care Products
Finding skincare products that work with your skin is essential to achieving a radiant and clear complexion, whilst also improving the appearance of ageing skin. Using a PHA in your skincare routine is a fantastic way to keep your skin looking and feeling refreshed.
The SUZANOBAGIMD™ Intensive Daily Repair is a moisturising lotion that helps to improve skin clarity and texture while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It contains PHAs, which gently exfoliate the skin, whilst minimising pores and signs of skin ageing. The PHAs gently exfoliates the skin, whilst Chamomile Extract soothes and nourishes it. Intensive Daily Repair leaves your skin feeling beautifully restored and refreshed.
How To Use The Intensive Daily Repair
Using an exfoliant containing PHAs aids in the removal of dead skin cells while also restoring the skin’s natural beauty. Here’s how to incorporate them into your skincare routine.
1. Wash your face with warm water and a gentle facial cleanser to remove makeup and prep the skin for the rest of your routine.
2. Gently apply toner over your face and neck.
3. Using your fingertips, apply a pea-sized amount of SUZANOBAGIMD™ Intensive Daily Repair all over your face.
4. Wait a few seconds for the lotion to fully absorb into the skin.
5. Proceed with your skincare routine and apply your other products. Make sure not to forget your SPF!