What if we tell you that Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) treatments were a part of Cleopatra’s daily skin regimen! The earliest known use of AHA’s, albeit in their natural form, right from sour milk baths, to applying freshly squeezed lemon juice was a common beauty practice.
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Before you decide to get a chemical peel either at the doctor’s office or at a clinic/spa, be sure to understand the differences in the types of chemical peels! There are 3 main types of chemical peels: AHA, TCA, and phenol. They are all named after the chemical compound of which they are composed of.
Beauty expert, Eunice Cofie- often noted as the modern-day, Madame C.J. Walker and President of Nuekie - an ethnic dermatology company speaks about the 2 major skin concerns the ethnic population faces.
How many of us think that age spots are completely related to age? I too, accepted age spots as part of the ‘growing older’ skin genesis. Little did I know that these little brown spots were a lot more than just a side effect of aging.
There are a number of things you can blame for your enlarged pores. Genetics, prolonged sun exposure, excessively oily skin, improper diet, poor lifestyle, inadequate cleaning routine, hormonal changes during puberty or menopause… all can be contributory factors to this condition.
Cleopatra, the beautiful Egyptian queen was known for her radiant skin. Her secret? Milk.
The truth is that we all worry about acne and its return from cradle to grave. The moment we see that pimple, instinctively, we touch it, rub it, pick it or simply wish it to go away. Thankfully, now there is a whole gamut of acne treatments that can help you overcome your acne – and your fear!
Chemical peels was performed in ancient Roman, Grecian and Egyptian times to achieve a smoother and beautiful complexion. But before rushing into a spa in the next 15 minutes, it’s important to understand the different types of chemical peels and potential risks to decide which one is best for your skin.
AHA is an acronym for alpha hydroxy acid, a fruit acid derived from various plant and milk sugars. With over 200 manufacturers producing products that contain this key ingredient, I thought you would want to know more about it.