Skin Rejuvenation

Written by Serena Berger
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There are a number of ways that you can rejuvenate your skin. If it has been dull and flaky, if you've had a problem with blemishes, or if you have sun damage, you may want and need to make your skin healthier and more attractive. There are a number of non-surgical options which have measurable results in refreshing skin.

Skin Rejuvenation with AHA

Exfoliation and the application of some mild chemical masks are often the best way to rejuvenate skin cosmetically. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists may offer alphahydroxy acid (or AHA) peels, which strip away the outer layer of your skin, potentially treating a number of problems. You can buy AHA products like masks and cleansers to apply at home to reap many of the same rejuvenating benefits.

AHA is great for treating rough skin, as well as dryness and flakiness, all of which are often experienced together. Once you get rid of the outer layer of skin, you will have exposed softer, plumper, and less dry skin. If you then use a moisturizer effectively, the exposed layer of skin will be free of many of the problems you had before; the appearance will certainly be brighter and clearer.

AHA can also treat some mild pigment problems. These may occur as a result of moderate sun damage, or as a natural consequence of aging. Typically, strong chemical peels that you'd get from a surgeon are the only ones capable of treating serious pigment problems resulting from sun damage, but AHA is likely to have a noticeable effect on mild sun spots or freckles. AHA can also be helpful if you have acne, though in some cases it will irritate your skin and make acne worse. Do a very small spot test or talk to a doctor if you want to try AHA rejuvenation for blemishes.

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