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4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine

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4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine

4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine-Sassy Townhouse Living

 

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. 

4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine

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

Product snapshot:
• 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

The benefits:
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. 

4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine

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.

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 or all day (or both).

I love using it on my hands too! It’s so important to keep them looking young too! 

And as always, thanks so much for stopping by to read 4 Uses for Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine.  

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28 Comments

  1. Thank you for this! I stopped using Glycolic several years ago. Why? I don’t know! I’m heading out to get this. Seriously, thank you!

  2. Thanks Jennifer! Oh wow, I’ve done that too. Used a product, loved it, and for some reason never went back to it. Out of all the skincare products I love this glycolic product the best. The results are so uplifting! And my hands love it too. I can’t stand the few brown spot and dull lifeless look to them. This is really bringing them back to life! Have a fab week and thank for stopping by!

  3. I’m one of the few that just don’t use it. I have super sensitive skin and although so far so good as far as wrinkles go, I wonder if I should use it. I just don’t want to take the risk of upsetting my delicate face.

  4. Help with large pores sold me! Thanks for the information. I will pick some up today or tomorrow because let’s face it, my face is not getting any younger and my pores are not minimizing on their own!

  5. I will have to give this a try lord knows i need help in all four of those areas.

  6. I hear you loud and clear on this one Carol. That’s why I only use it 2-3 times a week and of course sunblock which I know you are a dedicated user. I just love the results you get with this product. There’s one thing that makes me nuts and that’s spots and dull skin. I’d ask them for a sample size. They are usually good about stuff like that. They sent a friend of mine some samples too. Try it for a week, see what it does for you. That’s why I always love getting samples…esp with products like this one. Hope that helps xo

  7. Hi Cheryl, I will always use serums. I adore what they do to hydrate my skin. Products like this one, with glycolic acid are the perfect reason to use serums before or after application. I love using glycolic acid in my skincare for all the reasons I listed. It’s one of the best discoveries for skincare this side of the last 10 years I believe. So yes, keep your serums for sure! Never give them up!

  8. Hi Rebecca, It’s not too harsh but remember it’s sloughing off dead skin so it can be harsh for some folks that’s why I only use it 2-3 times a week and with sunscreen too of course. I love what this product does for my skin. I love using glycolic acid in my skincare for all the reasons I listed. It’s one of the best discoveries for skincare this side of the last 10 years I believe. I always give my skin some TCL with extra moisturizing products and that always helps.

  9. Hi Haralee, Yes! That’s one of biggies with using glycolic acid. It’s perfect for oversized pores. I love using glycolic acid in my skincare for all the reasons I listed. It’s one of the best discoveries for skincare this side of the last 10 years I believe. Just remember if you do decide to try it, wear sunscreen and use some extra moisturizing skincare product before bedtime.

  10. Hi Rena, I love using glycolic acid in my skincare for all the reasons I listed. It’s one of the best discoveries for skincare this side of the last 10 years I believe. I am thrilled with the results – especially the dark spots and dullness – for me that’s been my biggest improvements so far. I hope you get to enjoy it too. Thanks much and have a wonderful rest of the week xo

  11. I’d never heard of Glycolic Acid. Thanks for a very good explanation of why I might benefit from using Exuviance. Very glad to see that it is free of Parabens.

  12. So much good information here. I think I need to start using glycolic acid on this aging skin of mine!

  13. I’m always looking for something to help my skin. I have never used a Glycolic Acid, thank you for the information. I try anything that might help!

  14. Hi Carolann, this is great to know about. I have not heard of it before. I will for sure try it and love your tip to use on our hands too.

  15. Thanks Sue, I love what glycolic acid is doing for my skin…and my hands too! I esp love it for my hands. I am so self-conscious about them looking and staying young looking. I hope you get to try it. It’s really awesome! Ask the company for a sample…remember that’s a great way to see if the product works for you!

  16. Hi Mary, Thanks much for stopping by! I love what glycolic acid is doing for my skin…and my hands too! I esp love it for my hands. I am so self-conscious about them looking and staying young looking. I hope you get to try it. It’s really awesome! Ask the company for a sample…remember that’s a great way to see if the product works for you!

  17. Thanks much Lois! I love what glycolic acid is doing for my skin…and my hands too! I esp love it for my hands. I am so self-conscious about them looking and staying young looking. I hope you get to try it. It’s really awesome! Ask the company for a sample…remember that’s a great way to see if the product works for you!

  18. Very informative as always! This is something I really need to look into. Those tiny laugh lines seem to be getting bigger by the day. This looks perfect thank you!

  19. Well Carolann….now we know why you are so beautiful. This look slike a great product. I’m so happy to learn about it from your excellent post. Making note to pick up a bottle. XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project

  20. Hi Rox, thanks so much for stopping by. I love using glycolic acid in my skincare routine. I especially love using it on my hands too. It’s one of my favs for sure. Have a fab week.
    Carolann

  21. Thanks so much Heather! I hear ya! Mine are too and that’s why I love glycolic acid products. I love using glycolic acid in my skincare routine. I especially love using it on my hands too. It’s one of my favs for sure. Have a fab week.
    Carolann xo

  22. Thanks so much Susie! I love using glycolic acid on my hands too. It’s the next best thing in skin care. You can always ask the company for a sample too and see if it works for you. I love asking for a sample. Most companies are really good about it.
    Carolann xo

  23. , this glycolic acid product looks really cool. I could definitely use this to. Another great product review Carol and thanks for sharing.

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