glycolic acid helps to bring and keep your skin in top condition. Today at Anti Aging skin therapist Silvia Scheurwater tells about the Van Rosmalen Clinic what beautiful effects you can achieve with this.
What is glycolic acid?
Glycolic Acid is a fruit acid, also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). Independent scientific research shows that this ingredient has a positive effect on aging, dry or sun damaged skin. This is mainly due to the exfoliating action of glycolic acid, which removes dead skin cells. After the age of 30 it is difficult to get rid of dead skin cells, leaving you with a dull and gray complexion. By using glycolic acid, your skin regains its smooth and fresh appearance and it can also retain moisture better. Superficial pigment spots disappear completely or partially.
It also protects against sun damage. And at a concentration of > 15%, it also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which slows down the aging process.
What concentration do you need?
But! Only in high concentrations does Glycolic Acid have a beneficial effect on skin aging. If you use these products on a daily basis, such as the Foamer15 from Dermaceutic or the Blemish and Age cleaner from Skinceuticals, you will see a difference after a few weeks. Both products are distinguished by a high concentration of glycolic acid for home use. The Blemish and Age cleanser is perfect for shiny and oily skin because this product also contains salicylic acid.
A peeling enhances the result
For optimal results, visit the skin therapist regularly for a peeling. These peels, including the milk peel, contain a higher concentration of glycolic acid. The milk peel can be given in combination with the strong antioxidant vitamin C. Vitamin C works well against pigmentation spots. It protects the skin against external influences. It is necessary to protect your skin every day with an SPF50 against UV radiation. But after a treatment with glycolic acid, this protection is extra important to prevent new pigmentation spots. Do you have sensitive skin? Then the use of high concentrations is less suitable and there are other stimulating ingredients that your skin can tolerate better. Ask the skin therapist for advice about this.
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