Glycolic acid belongs to the alpha-hydroxyacid family, also known as AHAs, obtained from sugar cane and other sweet vegetables. It is a crystalline solid, colourless, and odourless, which means it has no colour or odour, and it is highly soluble in water.
As the other acids of this complex, it is known for stimulating cellular renovation, since it removes dead cells from the first layer of the skin, and chemically exfoliates in a soft manner.
Glycolic acid peeling has high efficiency without causing dryness or flaking of the skin. It can be done on the face to treat melasma, signals and scars from acne, as well as on other parts of the body, like the lap, neck and even arms, to treat little keratosis patches.
It is worth reminding that the use of glycolic acid must always be combined with sunscreen.
GLYCOLIC ACID ON THE SKIN
- It has a patch clearing effect: eliminates patches caused by the sun, melasma or post-inflammatory (acne), since it eliminates the more pigmented cells through cellular renovation.
- Acts in preventing wrinkles: the substance stimulates the production and improves the quality of collagen, granting a firm and young skin.
- Controls oiliness: Glycolic acid penetrates the skin and promotes the unblocking of dilated pores, balancing oiliness. This way, it also works Against the appearance of zits and pimples.
- Improves the texture of the skin: due to the stimuli to produce more collagen, the skin becomes firmer, and consequently thinner and silky.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: products that contain glycolic acid must not be used if the skin presents burns, inflammations, or active infections like herpes. Pregnant women and people with more sensible skin must always consult a medic.