4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine
You may have heard about glycolic acid and its skin benefits but here’s why you need to start using it and what it does for your skin. Glycolic Acid is frequently found on editor must-have lists for anti-aging beauty routines, and for good reason! This Alpha Hydroxy Acid readily absorbs into the skin, exfoliating to enhance cell turnover, and remove dead dull surface cells for a fresher appearance.
Glycolic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that is being used in many different forms of skin care these days. It is a natural skin care product that is derived from sugar cane. It’s formulated in all different strengths to accommodate different skin types.
1 – Help Firm Lines and Wrinkles – Glycolic acid increases cell turnover, which is a fancy way of saying that the ingredient sloughs away the dead skin built upon the very surface of your skin. It helps the new cells at a lower level surface to the top which rejuvenates the skin causing younger healthier appearance.
2 – It Minimizes the Appearance of Pores – by keeping them clear and helping the surrounding cells to strengthen and regain elasticity.
3 – It Provides Exfoliation, Brightening Skin, and Restoring a Healthy pH to the Skin. Skin tone evens in the top layer of your skin called the epidermis by sloughing old dark brown pigment.
4 – Replenish and Balance the skin – For those with dry skin, it helps to replenish and balance the skin, sloughing off the top layer of skin so the newer, suppler skin beneath can be revealed. For those with oily skin, glycolic acid can help to balance and soothe the skin, ultimately evening it out enough so the oils dissipate and the skin is more balanced.
I’ve been using skin care products with glycolic acid for a while now and the results have been quite impressive. I was always frustrated with dark spots and dull looking skin and glycolic acid dramatically changed the appearance of my skin.
One particular product I’ve been using has been a game changer. Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer – This product captures the power of 10% Glycolic Acid, delivering optimal anti-aging efficacy with minimal irritation. Exuviance provided me with this product and I’m thrilled they did. The results have been dramatic even within the first two weeks. There’s no better way to moisturize your skin and get dramatic results at the same time.
How to use: Gently smooth over cleansed face and neck. Daily use of sunscreen or sun avoidance is recommended with use of this Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) product and for one week after, to minimize the risk of sun sensitivity/ sunburn.
Recommended usage: Daily AM, under sunscreen, or PM
• Glycolic Acid and Collagen Building Block smooth texture and help firm lines and wrinkles
• Exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of skin, revealing a smooth, fresh radiance
• Recommended for normal / combination skin
Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer is a dermatologist developed day fluid created by the originators of the Glycolic Peel, and expertly captures the power of 10% Glycolic Acid, delivering optimal antiaging efficacy with minimum irritation. At skin’s surface, the formula exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of skin, revealing a smooth, fresh radiance. Glycolic Acid + Collagen Building Block form a highly effective weapon against signs of aging, helping to stimulate collagen for a skin-firming boost, and smoothing the appearance of fine crepe-lines and wrinkles. Recommended for normal/combination skin. Fragrance-Free, Dye-Free, Paraben-Free, Oil-Free, Non-Comedogenic, Non-Acnegenic, Not tested on animals.
Unlike other products, a glycolic acid cream is not washed off the face, so your skin gets to drink in the benefits of the glycolic acid all night and day. You get the benefits of exfoliation and hydration at the same time. There’s no better way to fight the signs of aging and brighten, smooth, and improve the overall texture of your skin.
I love using it on my hands too! It’s so important to keep them looking young too!
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