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How To Make Homemade Glycolic Acid
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Will hyper pigmentation disappear with Glycolic acid peels? It's been 1 yr and I still have a couple! Will they disappear? :(
May: it may lighten up a little bit. course depends on underlying cause. ...Read more
Is it really necessary to wear sunscreen 50+ indoors when applying glycolic acid 25% or can I skip the sunscreen step at home?
Can: Put one on wait one half hour then put the other on. ...Read more
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
Not recommended: Only if extremely low potency.Get a more detailed answer ›
?: 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
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