Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid – What are their Benefits?
Every woman’s dream is to have a “Glowy” skin free of spots, fine lines, acne and wrinkles…
Stress, pollution, sun radiation and a poor diet lead to premature ageing, dull and unhealthy skin. The high exposure to the radiation from cell phones and laptops can also increase melanin production in the skin. This can give you an uneven skin tone and even dark spots all over the face, among other hundreds of reasons that can really damage your beautiful face…
What can you do to take control of all the things that are damaging your skin?
Luckily, there are many steps that you can follow in order to fight all the aggressive enemies that are damaging your beauty. Eating healthy, drinking enough water and avoiding the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and sugar will definitely help you see a great difference. However, this is not enough!
Here is where the skincare rituals, supplements, good hygiene and finding out more about what some miracle ingredients can do for your skin.
What is Glycolic Acid and what can you use it for?
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) used to work the deepest surface of the skin and treat fine lines, dullness or sun-damaged skin. In fact, it is one of the favourites of Asian women that are obsessed about using it in their weekly and monthly skincare rituals. Glycolic Acid is one of the most used to perform chemical peels which makes it the best acid to eliminate dead cells.
Among other benefits is the shape of its molecules. So small, that they penetrate the skin much better and reach deeper layers. When you regenerate it on the inside, it reveals itself on the outside as radiance and healthy skin.
But be careful, because abusing it is not good. Do not combine it with other ingredients that are aggressive or with other acids that can be a bomb for your skin, especially if it is sensitive and the lack of knowledge of how to use this type of acids might end up with bad results!
What is Salicylic Acid and what are its benefits?
Salicylic Acid is used to remove and prevent the appearance of pimples and other skin blemishes in people with acne.
It is also used to treat skin conditions that are characterized by flaking or excessive growth of skin cells, such as psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form in certain areas of the body), ichthyosis (congenital diseases that cause dryness and flaking of the skin), dandruff, corns, calluses and warts on the hands or feet.
Salicylic Acid soothes acne by reducing swelling and redness and opening clogged skin pores, allowing pimples to dry out. Relieves other skin conditions by softening and loosening dry, flaky, or thickened skin to facilitate shedding or removal.
Can I combine these two powerful ingredients?
Here is where the magic happens. The combination of these two acids can really make your skin look much healthier, beautiful, younger and free of acne and fine lines, the only thing you need to keep in mind is to never mix them by yourself as you will need a professional who can measure the quantity of each of them and guide when you can use them.
How can I combine Glycolic Acid with Salicylic Acid?
It is a very easy task since you can find many products that are sold and certified by laboratories and that can be Face Masks or Face Scrubs. You can apply these certified masks and products on your face without fearing the use of these two acids as long as you follow the instructions of how to use them.
These products are easy and ready to use which you can use from time to time to fight all that damages your skin.
Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acids also help your skin absorb better all your creams, serums and your skincare products.
By not replacing dead cells, the skin is withered and looks dull and aged. The use of these two acids ensures effective regeneration by allowing the skin to be more permeable and ready to absorb the nutrients and active principles of the moisturizing and rejuvenating products.
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Dalia is an experienced makeup artist and a skincare expert that owned different high-end beauty centres in some of Europe's sought-after countries, such as Switzerland, Spain, and France. One of Dalia's goals is to share her knowledge with her audience to help them get all the information they need while getting inspired.