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I’ve recently gotten more into skincare and realised how little I know about what goes into it, so I’ve done a little research and found Ingredients You Should Have In Your Skincare.

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  • Hyaluronic Acid

This is something I have recently started using myself and seen a good difference in my skin, straight away I understand your concern ACID? When I think of acid I see something that eats away at metal so I get why you don’t want to put it on your face but this is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that regulates cell renal and maintains skin’s moisture and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid creates a bearer of moister helping to make it soft and smooth it also brilliant for dehydrated skin holding 100 times its weight in water.

  • Retinol

I must say I don’t completely understand this completely it comes from an active vitamin A molecule and is supposed to exfoliate your skin helping turn over heather younger cells it also helps firms the skin, reverse sun damage, treat acne and hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. I have never used this ingredient myself but I’m definitely going to give it a try as I’ve heard amazing things.

  • AHA/BHA

This stumped me when I first read about it but Alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids are organic acids that are used as exfoliants. AHA are from fruit and milk including lactic acid and glycolic acid which I have used myself as a chemical exfoliator and was surprisingly gentle, BHA is salicylic acid, which is derived from plants. Both are good exfoliators but AHA works on the surface layer of the skin while BHA penetrates deeper removing dead skin cells and clogged pores. BHA is used for acne or oily skin while AHA is used for brightening dull skin. This can be a very potent ingredient so  I wold recommend starting from a lower strength then working your way up if your skin can handle it.

When doing research I realised that a lot of these ingredients were in very very pricey products but found one brand that seemed to be more affordable The Ordinary I haven’t used it myself but I have heard good things about this brand and will be buying and reviewing it soon.

With all these ingredients I wold recommend using an SPF after,  no lower the 15 as all of these things make your skin sensitive to sunlight and more likely to burn.

Have you tried any of these ingredients if so please tell me in the comments also if you have anything to add to what you should have in your skincare id love to know! Thanks for reading Xxx

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