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.
In my earlier SkinCurve article, we talked about how moisture changes in your skin during a typical day. While measuring a single characteristic, like moisture, may be insightful, you need to measure a whole profile to best know what’s happening with your skin. If you don’t, it’s like reading your blood pressure but instead of getting 120/80, you only get the systolic number (120)—it can be very misleading. Let’s look at two of the important skin measures, oil and moisture.