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These chemicals are KERATOLYTICS.They increase the rate at which skin cells are shed and aid in the removal of the surface layer of skin cells and also deeper layers, depending on the concentration of the acid used.

They are often described as CHEMICAL PEELS.They are used in dermatology to help Exfoliate and regenerate the skin. By removing dead skin cells off the surface of the skin they also aid in the removal and prevention of plugs in skin pores, which can lead to microcomedones and acne.

Alpha hydroxy acids are chemicals that were originally derived from natural sources such as Sugar cane (GLYCOLIC ACID) and milk (LACTIC ACID). There are many types of alpha hydroxy acids in fruit and vegetable sources but the stronger ones used in cosmetic products today are synthetically made. The most popular of these are GLYCOLIC ACID and LACTIC ACID and are preferred because of their small molecular size, which allows easier penetration of the chemical into the skin.

Beta hydroxy acids have been used in skin treatment products for a long time, the best example being SALICYLIC ACID (originally derived from the WILLOW TREE)

Strong solutions of these chemicals can be dangerous if used wrongly without proper supervision and it is advisable to avoid using them at home.

Salicylic acid is often added to Toner and wash formulations for oily skin for its keratolytic action.

Some essential oils contain mild exfoliating agents and are often used in skin care products for this gentle peeling action.

Acne is best treated and prevented by addressing ALL the factors that lead to the formation of lesions. Therefore it is logical to combine treatment with products that address different causative factors(sebum,bacteria,dead skin).

The action of each preparation will be ADDITIVE and lead to a more effective and faster result than can be achieved by a single product alone. It is usual to apply one product in the morning and a different one in the evening. However there are also products available that contain TWO of the active agents in the one application.All sufferers want instant results

.You can help yourself by using this technique. Complement, augment and enhance your existing acne treatment by taking advantage of the fact that by adding a product that addresses a different causative factor to your regime will enhance the existing treatment synergistically (An additive action) by producing FASTER and more EFFECTIVE results. Add DEVINA`S CHOICE peel-off face and body mask to your existing medical treatment for acne to enhance its effects.