Glycolic acid, good for the skin?

iStock-501968898Glycolic acid is often incorporated in many skincare products. This ingredient has been proven to improve the texture and complexion of the skin. Thus, being a popular choice for many to incorporate this ingredient to their skincare routine and products.

What is Glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that originally comes from fruit acids that are found in foods. This acid helps to loosen the substance that keep dead skin cell on our skin. Dead skin cells remaining on our face results in a more dull appearance. Using this acid helps the dead skin cells to come away, revealing new skin cells. Similarly, it helps to stimulate collagen due to skin cells turnover occurring at a quicker rate. Thus, giving you a more youthful, glowing and smooth skin.

What are the benefits?

  • Helps to increase skin cell turnover, revealing youthful complexion.
  • Improves the texture of the skin.
  • Stimulates collagen production.
  • Improves hyperpigmentation due to cell turnover, which helps to exfoliate the pigment.
  • Helps to improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, enlarges pores, keratosis pilaris and hyperkerotosis.
  • Helps to relieve dry, scaly and oily skin.

Thus the use of glycolic acid can overal treat many skin problems.

How can I incorporate glycolic acid treatments?

 These treatments are available as chemical peels and in skin products. To get the most out of this potent acid is to have a chemical peel done by a professional skincare specialist. Otherwise,incorporate a glycolic acid skincare product, such as glycolic cleanser or creams. Thus, it will help you get some benefits of this alpha hydroxy acid.

At Saints European, we offer glycolic acid chemical peel treatments, at different strengths to suit all skin types. For more information on which treatments are best for you, then feel free to contact our friendly team on (828) 586 – 6172 !

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