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The Skin-Care Glossary You Should Know About

As we all know skin is the biggest organ of the body. It actually acts as a protective barrier to the environment, restricting the inward and outward course of water, electrolytes and several substances. It is important to be aware of the changes that are happening to your skin which may become chronic if not treated properly.


What skincare products you apply on your skin matters a lot. This has a lot to do with the ingredients used for those products. Let’s understand the latest ingredients in skincare products:


Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs)

Lotions and creams with alpha-hydroxy acids may help with fine lines, age spots and irregular pigmentation. Lotions are pretty suitable for dry skin as they supply some water to the skin and consist of a greasy substance that holds it in. These acids consist of glycolic, tartaric, citric and lactic acids.


Retinol

It is derived from Vitamin A and is found in several anti-aging skincare products. Retinol has been proven to improve blotchy pigmentation, skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone. Retinyl palmitate is another ingredient which is related to retinol but is less potent.


Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is considered for its ability to stop aging. It is the key to the fountain of youth. This substance is usually found in humans and animals and is found in young skin.


Glycolic Acid

It features the traditional exfoliating benefits of any AHA, dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells to enhance skin tone, texture.


Lactic Acid

It is usually derived from milk and less irritating than glycolic acid. It is a common anti-aging ingredient which is found in mild-in office peels and various at-home exfoliating products. The ingredient leaves skin feeling more radiant.


Now, if we talk about the natural ingredient which is usually found in skincare products is aloe vera. It contains antioxidants, Vitamin A and C, enzymes and is highly inflammatory. It can help treat dry skin, skin burns and acne.


Apart from using skincare products, you can resort to natural ways like; eat some healthy fat. Drink 6-8 glasses of water; eat enough Vitamin C. making this ritual a part of your life would keep you away from chronic skin infections, skin cancer surgery on face and other serious ailments.