When I was pregnant and a year after each baby, I went on a natural skin care rampage. I did not use anything on my skin that was not natural or organic. Now that my youngest baby is two years old, I am back to using my pre-babies skincare, which included how to get better skin with glycolic acid. There is nothing like alpha hydroxy acids to make your skin clear, smooth, and refined. If you are not pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or post baby, I highly recommend how to get better skin with glycolic acid. Of course, you should always test a little bit of your skin with this product to make sure you are not overly sensitive and to prevent an adverse reaction. My skin is sensitive but I found glycolic acid works well for me, with none to very mild irritation (just a bit of redness).
Glycolic acid is often used in the dermatologists’ office during a chemical peel. The strength of the glycolic acid used in this procedure is strong, requiring an expert application. There are, however, lower dose glycolic acid products sold in department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom or drug stores like CVS and Rite Aid.
Glycolic acid removes dead skin, buildup from makeup, and dirt for a smoother and refreshed skin. This chemical exfoliant is a gentle way of removing build up on the top layer of the skin, exposing vibrant and glowing skin. Glycolic acid can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so if you in incorporate this into your skincare, make sure you use plenty of sunscreen during the day.
The Products I use
I generally use different kinds of product to get better skin with glycolic acid. For an affordable option, I love the Nip Fab Glycolic Night Mask, which you can buy at Target. I also love the Mario Badescu glycolic toner and the Peter Thomas Roth peel pads. These products can be purchased from stores like Sephora and Nordstrom.
Do you use glycolic acid in your skincare?