Can You Use AHA and BHA After Dermarolling?

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Posted by Anonymous (Questions: 1582, Answers: 0)
Asked on October 25, 2023 4:31 pm
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Using AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) after dermarolling can be a bit risky and requires caution. Dermarolling, also known as microneedling, creates tiny punctures in the skin to stimulate collagen production and enhance product absorption. This process temporarily compromises the skin barrier, making it more sensitive and susceptible to irritation.

Both AHA and BHA are exfoliating acids that can further increase skin sensitivity. Applying them immediately after dermarolling may cause excessive irritation, redness, and even chemical burns. It is essential to allow your skin some time to recover after dermarolling before introducing any exfoliating acids.

I recommend waiting at least 24 to 48 hours after dermarolling before incorporating AHA or BHA into your skincare routine. During this recovery period, focus on gentle, hydrating, and soothing products to support the healing process. Once your skin has calmed down, you can gradually reintroduce AHA or BHA, starting with a lower concentration and monitoring your skin's response.

Always patch test new products and consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional to ensure that your skincare routine is tailored to your specific needs and concerns.

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Posted by Chemist Marylyne Ghatti, Clean Beauty Specialist Dermatologist (Questions: 0, Answers: 1560)
Answered on October 25, 2023 4:32 pm

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