I use the term ‘natural methods’ here loosely.
You’ll see that exfoliation using alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) is classified as a natural means below.
This is because with gentle acids, you’re not doing much more than exfoliating the top layers of your skin to increase cell turnover – which is what your body does anyway on its own, you’re just speeding it up.
|1. Manual exfoliation||2. Acid exfoliation (gentle)|
Alpha and beta hydroxy acids
Natural acids like lemon
|3. Internal methods||4. External methods|
Raw food (fruits, salads)
Plant-based whole foods diet
Supplements (e.g. Vitamin C)
Sunscreens and wearing protective
Avoiding sun exposure