Why You Should Swap Face Scrubs For Chemical Exfoliators In 2019
And yet when it comes to achieving smooth,
glassy skin without harsh scrubs… well, you’re gonna have to get some chemicals involved. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids — like
lactic, citric, glycolic, salicylic, malic, and mandelic — are your most powerful weapons against dullness, clogged pores and breakouts, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven texture. These
chemical compounds, also found in
chemical peels, work their magic through a process called
chemical exfoliation, which sloughs away dead skin and encourages new cell turnover, for fresher, clearer skin over time without the abrasiveness of physical exfoliants.