I’ve changed up my skincare routine in recent months and have been working really hard to find a formula that works well for my skin.
Taking several hundred notes from Caroline Hirons’ blog, one category that I have devoted much time, energy and money to is acids. Not scary, science class-style acids that is, but rather those wonderful AHAs, salicylic acids, glycolic acids, tartaric acids etc.
Now why, you might ask, would anyone be so eager to rub acid all over their face morning noon and night?! Well the answer is really quite simple; from what I understand – and please don’t take me as an expert! – the majority of people have alkaline skins and need some additional acidic attention in order to maintain a proper pH balance.
For some, it may just be a tiny bit of acid every now and then, for others, a daily acid addition to your routine can make all the difference. It’s about finding what works for you.
I’m currently using some for of acid skincare everyday and have found it to make an incredible difference to my skin. Blemishes are quickly reduced, my skin looks brighter and my complexion clearer. What more can you ask for!?
Some of my favourites are featured above: we have a standard exfoliator – the REN Micro Polish Cleanser – a rice-based micro powder – Dermalogica’s Micro Exfoliant – a mask – NUDE Miracle Mask – and two toners – Clarins Daily Exfoliant and Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant. All are excellent acid options, with the Clarins and the NUDE offerings topping my charts for sheer brilliance and results.
What acids are currently keeping your skin in check?