According to The Ordinary, AHAs "exfoliate the skin's topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance," and BHAs "also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. A little pro tip for you: I decided to change my shirt just in case the solution stained my clothes! The product is blood red because it contains Tasmanian pepperberry. I had no idea what that was, but it sounded boujee AF, so of course I was on board. Okay, I've got a lil' powder and a lipstick on in my after photo, but still.
Does anyone else remember that episode of Sex and the City where Samantha Jones decides to get a rejuvenating chemical peel before Carrie's book party and ends up, in Carrie's words, looking like beef carpaccio? Yeah, it's burned in my brain, too. Which is why when someone suggested I try a peel—specifically, a glycoic acid peel—to help with my acne, I responded with a big "NOPE. But given that it's one of the most popular skincare treatments out there, I figured it was worth trying—despite the risk of looking like undercooked meat. It uses glycolic acid , an alpha-hydroxy acid and one of the most effective exfoliating chemicals, to weaken the bonds between cells on the top layer of your skin—effectively removing that top layer. This sounds pretty gory, but remember: The top layer of your skin is basically just dead skin cells. Sloughing off these guys can help your skin can look brighter and tighter.
Please upload any photos that will assist the experts in answering your question. Nudity is acceptable. About 2 months before my best friends wedding, my skin broke out BAD. My jaw line looked horrific and I was mortified.
Translation: I don't know the difference between primer and serum or, quite frankly, foundation and concealer. The concept of cleansing my skin, prepping it, and applying makeup in 10 steps or less is a foreign one to me. In fact, my skin-care regimen consists of only two steps in the morning: splashing water on my face, then slathering on whatever bit of lotion is left in the medicine cabinet.