They buff away dead skin
One of the best qualities about AHAs is that they are effective exfoliants for the skin. When you apply a product with any of the AHAs in it, you basically buff away dead cells that often dull down your complexion. Dr. Aparna Santhanam confirms the same, “As you age, the skin cycle slows down and AHAs are responsible for ensuring that they exfoliate the dead keratin layer of the skin. They’re known to be exfoliating assets that give your skin an even tone.”
They prevent wrinkles
Since Alpha Hydroxy Acids help exfoliate skin, they automatically become powerful agents against wrinkles. Dr. Santhanam agrees, “It has been seen that a high dose of AHAs can stimulate collagen production. If you start early enough, it will be easier to keep wrinkles away.”
They fight sun damage and hyperpigmentation
Sun exposure and environmental pollutants can cause free radical damage leading to hyperpigmentation. This is when the use of AHAs come into play because if studies are anything to go by, AHAs inhibit melanin formation in your skin. Dr. Santhanam says, “AHAs help heal pigmentation, especially sun exposure since it penetrates the upper layers of the epidermis. And we all know how uneven skin is rather common amongst Indians. Regular use of AHAs can treat pigmentation over time.”
How to give your skin a dose of AHAs?
For a reliable product with AHAs, we suggest you opt for the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++. With 2 AHAs, this moisturiser promises to hydrate your skin along with giving you sun protection. What else could one ask for!