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Natural alternatives for gentle skin exfoliation

In our pursuit of flawless skin, many of us turn to acid-based serums, especially those containing AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), which promise smoother, rejuvenated skin. However, the truth is that these acids may not be as skin-friendly as they seem.

AHAs and BHAs

AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) - Often derived from fruit and milk, AHA is known for its exfoliating properties. While it can provide smoothness, it can also be harsh on sensitive skin.

BHA (beta hydroxy acid) - Commonly found in products for acne-prone skin, BHA penetrates skin cells and unclogs pores. However, it can cause dryness and irritation.

Problems with acidic serums

1. Sensitivity and irritation: Acidic serums can cause sensitivity, redness and irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin. Excessive use can lead to a weakening of the natural skin protection.

2. Photosensitivity: AHA in particular makes the skin more susceptible to sun damage. This increases the risk of burning the skin and premature aging.

3. Drying: Acidic serums can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and possibly worsening skin problems.

Natural alternatives

Clays for gentle exfoliation: Clays such as kaolin and bentonite provide natural exfoliation, gently. They remove dead skin cells, absorb excess oil and leave the skin fresh and smooth.

Yogurt's lactic acid power: Living natural yogurt contains lactic acid, a mild AHA. The acid content of natural yogurt is generally around 0.9%, which is significantly lower than the AHA serums on the market. This natural edible ingredient gently exfoliates, brightens skin and helps maintain a healthy skin pH.

Why choose natural exfoliation for the skin?

Gentle renewal: Natural alternatives offer effective exfoliation without the harsh effects associated with acidic serums.

Nutrition: The clay and yogurt not only regenerate the skin, but also provide additional nutrition, leaving your skin radiant and healthy.

Environment: Natural ingredients are often more environmentally friendly compared to lab-made acid production processes.

Using nature's own alternatives like clay and yogurt gives you a gentler approach to exfoliation and promotes healthy, radiant skin without compromising your skin's well-being.

Check out our powdered clay face masks , which you can mix with both water and natural yogurt if you want more power from your exfoliation.

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