Lanelle Milanie Torralba on Glycolic Acid


Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) derived from sugarcane, and is often combined with benzoyl peroxide to create acne treatments. Glycolic acid is able to deeply penetrate the skin due to the fact that it has small molecules, making it also one of the best treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, oiliness, dullness and blackheads.

Consistent use of glycolic acid in lower doses will also get you good results, just as much as heavy concentration peels, except that this is safer to use with a lower chance of causing skin irritation.

Peels and creams made using glycolic acid exfoliate the skin, effectively removes the dead cells that both sit and accumulate on the surface of your skin, and unclog pores.

Exfoliation is important since oily skin and acne prone skin exfoliate naturally much more slowly than other skin types. This makes them prone to big, clogged pores, which can result…

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