Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs, also known as fruit acids or vitamin C peels. These alpha hydroxyl peels are best for treatment of superficial wrinkles or age spots of the face, neck, upper chest, arms, etc. These are known for their anti-aging effects. As naturally occurring chemicals, the AHA based treatments can be included in the category of natural skin care products.These facials use creams formulated with AHAs, which help the skin look smoother and healthier. They are also recommended for people who have pigmented skin, and are prone to wrinkling easily. The creams containing flower extracts are used, which improve action of the capillaries, skin texture and tighten pores - inducing relaxation and calming the mind.
Obtained from sugar cane, Glycolic Acid is the most popular and commonly used form of Alpha Hydroxy Acid based natural skin care available.AHAs loosen the inter-cellular substances that hold the surface skin cells to each other, therefore allowing the dead skin to peel off. Shedding of the old, sun-damaged surface of the skin helps to encourage new growth of the cells in the skin underneath. This results in a fresher, healthier look to the skin with even color and texture.With high concentration and long-term use, AHAs may also affect the deeper layers of the skin helping the collagen and elastin to regenerate helping the fine lines of aging to disappear.
These treatments are even useful for uneven pigmentation problems, enlarged facial pores and the superficial acne scars of the face. With time and sun exposure there is a gradual but slow-down in the rate at which old cells leave the surface of the skin and are replaced by newer cells. This results in a surface layer of dead skin cells that are responsible for the appearance of aged skin. AHAs loosen the glue-like substances that hold the surface skin cells to each other, therefore allowing the dead skin to peel off. The skin underneath has a fresher, healthier look with a more even colour and texture.