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How do alpha hydroxy acids get rid of acne?

The small molecules of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic and lactic acids, chemically exfoliate to clear out dead skin cells that block pores that lead to acne. Because of their skin-brightening and line-smoothing ability, AHAs are often found in anti-aging products, making these a good choice for people dealing with acne and aging at the same time.

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