Q. Several skin care products contain “AHA’s” as an active ingredient. What are they?
A. The most common AHA’s or alpha hydroxy acids, are glycolic and lactic acid. They are designed to break the bonds that hold dry, damaged skin cells together. Once these bonds are broken, healthy, fresh and youthful skin can shine through.
Q. What do AHA’s actually do?
A. Alpha Hydroxy Acids do a number of things. They improve skin pigmentation, help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, EXFOLIATE and increase the absorption of your skin care products!
Q. When do you start the aging process?
A. Technically we begin aging the moment we are born, but generally the first signs appear around the late 20′s early 30′s.
Q. What are the visible signs of aging?
A. The visible signs of aging include fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity in the skin, dullness, hyperpigmentation and large pores.
Q. What are the primary causes of aging skin?
A. The number one cause of aging skin is the sun! UVA rays are present from sunrise to sunset and penetrate the skin destroying the collagen below the surface. Other factors include, smoking, stress, dehydration. lack of sleep and environmental free-radicals.