Posts tagged aha
Post Birth Control Acne

"The pill" is one of the most popular forms of birth control and many of us have been on it at one point or another. However, when a woman decides to get off the pill sometimes there are some not so desirable side effects that happen to the skin. I refer to this as "post-birth control skin syndrome." This is basically when the skin throws a tantrum for a few months while the body acclimates back to its normal hormone level. Unfortunately, if you suffered from oily skin or acne before the pill some old skin issues may come back. There are definitely some things you can do to help the process along and not make it so miserable.

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Types of Acids in Skin Care

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) are naturally occurring compounds found in food that have exfoliating properties for the skin. They work by "un-gluing" dead skin. They have small molecules so they are able to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. 

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