The Most Basic Guide to Using Acids in Your Skincare Routine

Between AHAs and BHAs, glycolics and lactics, and the newly trending polyglutamic acid, it can be hard to know where to start when you're thinking about introducing an acid into your skincare routine. It often feels like for every bit of advice issued, there's another statement completely contradicting it. And let's face it: A few years ago, you'd be hard-pressed to find even one acid in the bathroom cabinets of most people.

Acids, however, are here to stay, so if you have yet to discover their amazing skincare benefits, it might be time you hopped on board. To help demystify these complex-sounding ingredients, I caught up with expert dermatologists to find out how to decide which acids are right for you, where exactly they should fit within your skincare routine and how often we should be using them. Keep scrolling for the most basic guide to using acids in your skincare routine…