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All about BHA

✨️What is BHA? β-Hydroxy acids (βHAs) are carboxylic acids and are type of hydroxy acids. These are lipid (fat) soluble exfoliant. Ex: β-hydroxybutanoic acid,Citric acid, tropic acid. Salicylic Acid (exception) In the cosmetic and dermatologic literature, SA is often described as a βHA, but that classification is incorrect.In SA, both the hydroxyl and the carboxyl groups are directly attached to an aromatic benzene ring and both exhibit acidic properties. In contrast, the hydroxy groups in αHAs, βHAs, and PHAs are neutral, On the basis of knowledge to date, SA does not function physiologically or therapeutically as a βHA.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047947/ ✨️Why we need BHA? .Decreases sebum production .Anti inflammatory .Reduces bacne .Improve the look of dull, uneven skin tone .Smooth rough, bumpy texture .Helps in clearing bumps, clogs and congestion .BHAs don’t make your skin as sensitive to the sun compared to AHAs (it doesn't mean u can skip sunscreen) ✨️Which skin types can use BHA? Preferably Normal to Oily skin people Note there are exception, bha is also loved by many dry skin people. ✨️How BHA works? .BHA is desmolytic in structure - to loosen and break the attachment between cells and causes the formation of new cells while exfoliating the epidermis, or outerlayer of skin. .BHA is lipid-soluble, means it can bypass the fats and oils in and on your skin and penetrate the surface of the skin to counter the formation of comedones (acne lesions,blackheads and whiteheads) by entering the skin’s pores to break up and remove dead skin cells, oils and bacteria that helps comedones form. ✨️Whether BHA causes purging? Yes, it may!!Because Bha speeds up your skin cell turnover rate ✨️When we can apply BHA? Can be applied in PM routines Can be paired with Hyaluronic acid, Azelaic acid. ✨️Where can we find BHA? .Paula's Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant .Mystic naturals Encapsulated BHA & Azelaic acid Derivative Exfoliating Serum for Skin & scalp .Suganda BHA EXFOLIATING SERUM .COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid .THE INKEY LIST Beta Hydroxy Acid .Farmacy beauty DEEP SWEEP 2% BHA pore cleaning toner with moringa and papaya
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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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Deep Sweep 2% BHA Pore Cleaning Toner with Moringa + Papaya

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BHA Exfoliating Serum

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