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Doctor insights on: How To Make Homemade Glycolic Acid

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Is glycolic acid good for flakey skin?

Is glycolic acid good for flakey skin?

May be: Glycolic Acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid safe while.Breastfeeding?

Is glycolic acid safe while.Breastfeeding?

Glycolic acid: Generally speaking, glycolic acid is considered safe. Avoid using products used for chemical peels as the levels of glycolic acid are much higher and are designed to penetrate much deeper. ...Read more

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Glycolic acid good for acne?

Glycolic acid good for acne?

Good exfoliant: Glycolic acid is one of the 5 alpha hydroxv acids-(AHA) Excellent for reducing hyper pigmentation & acne marks. Improves skin tone & texture. Exfoliation exalts the proerty for acne. Dr.Perricne has written a book on acne incorporating diet etc.Try to get it from the library. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid best for chemical peels ?

It depends: Glycolics work fine if you only need a mild peel, or only have a limited amount of downtime. Tca peels can do more, but require a longer recovery. The hetter (croton oil) peel is, in my opinion, tremendously powerful and useful, but has the longest recovery. ...Read more

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Can i use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

Can i use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

I would avoid: using those together as they could irritate your skin, especially if in the sun. Try alternating between the two daily. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Are glycolic acid facial peels worth it? How often do you have to go back to do another?

Chemicsl peel: Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, are a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to. ...Read more

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Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

No: Macular amyloid is related to age-related macular degeneration, a condition in the retina. Glycolic acid peels of the skin will not help. ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Maybe: You might find thst your skin will get too dry and irritated esp in the winter.You could decrease frquency of use which might help. ...Read more

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What happens if glycolic acid accidentely enters the eye?

What happens if glycolic acid accidentely enters the eye?

Rinse with water: Copious irrigation with water is important. Glycolics are an acid and will sting and can give chemical burns. So rinsing is important. Lots of water would be safe in the eyes as fast as possible. ...Read more

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Can i use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can i use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Staged: You may want to consider alternating. I do not recommend performing simultaneously or mixing the two. You will possibly develop hypersensitive skin or excessively dry skin. ...Read more

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Are glycolic acid peels dangerous for people with sensitive skin?

No: Care must be taken as to the strength of the peel, but should be able to tailor to your skin type. Make sure a physician is involved-not just a cosmetologist. ...Read more

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Post-facial extraction is it ok to use a glycolic acid serum several days after or should i wait after a week?

Post-facial extraction is it ok to use a glycolic acid serum several days after or should i wait after a week?

72 hours: I reviewed post-facial advice from several Derm sites and found that all agreed on at least 72 hrs rest for anything on your face after extractions to avoid redness and overreacting skin ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to wear sunscreen 50+ indoors when applying glycolic acid 25% or can I skip the sunscreen step at home?

Is it really necessary to wear sunscreen 50+ indoors when applying glycolic acid 25% or can I skip the sunscreen step at home?

Glycolic acid: You can skip wearing sunscreen at home, but if you have a skylight, are going outdoors or have lots of windows you might want to be safe rather than sorry. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroquinone with retinaldehyde and glycolic acid?

Hydorquinone: I would not. First of all I am concerned about hydroquinone on the skin chronically. Second I am concerned about possible irritant interactions. ...Read more

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Is the no.7 glycolic acid peel helpful for the skin?

Doubtful: All acid peels are designed to create a second degree burn, which helps with fine wrinkles. All peels should be done by a physician with experience. Some chemical peels are easy to perform, some require proper timing and removal. ...Read more

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I am thinking of getting one, so I would like to know how well a glycolic acid peel works?

?: Glycolic acid peels must create a second degree burn to see significant results. The result will only be as good as the physician performing it. ...Read more