Mixing AHA and BHA Exfoliators is the Quickest Way to Reset your Complexion
There are so many different exfoliating acids out there that I often feel like a witch mixing a special potion whenever I’m deciding which one to swipe on my face. You’ve got your AHA fruit acids, like glycolic and lactic, which slough dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production, and then you’ve got your BHAs, like the acne-fighting salicylic that you’re likely to find in all of your favorite spot treatments. These powerhouse ingredients are so effective at doing their thing, it can often be hard to choose between them. But the good news, according to the pros? You don’t actually have to pick just one, because they’re better when they’re together.
Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology, agrees about mixing various acids for a better effect. “My recommendation is to use AHAs more regularly since it’s easier to tolerate and BHAs occasionally,” she says, though she does agree that the Alpha Beta Peel pads give you “the biggest bang for your use.”
Source: Well+Good – Mixing AHA and BHA Exfoliators is the Quickest Way to Reset your Complexion By, Rachel Lapidos