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GLYCOLIC ACID AND FACIALS

FACIALS, GLYCOLIC ACID AND HOW TOGETHER THEY HELP YOUR SKIN

Do you have dull Skin? Are you trying product after product waiting for the miracle of glowing, brighter and more vibrant skin?

Every year, there are more and more products on the market that claim to make you look younger, luminous and more vibrant, but do these products truly work? One of the most popular ingredients in products that exfoliate and clear complexions is glycolic acid. Glycolic acid works to slough off the dead layers of skin in order to bring forth the fresher and younger skin beneath the top layers. However, if your skin has build up and congestion before you start these helpful products, you could be at a disadvantage at getting the results you crave.

WHAT ARE GLYCOLIC ACID FACIALS?

Glycolic acid facial treatments are used to do a variety of things depending on the skin type. Treatments can help with clearing up congestion and acne, removing superficial wrinkles and dry patches of skin, as well as to treat sun damage and acne scars. Unlike regular over-the-counter facial scrubs that only clean the surface of your skin, the glycolic facial deeply penetrates the skin, clearing out your pores thoroughly. While some people may have a fear of having a skin treatment that involves acid, glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is the component that gets through several layers of skin to clean deep into the pores where other treatments cannot reach.

WHAT IS THE PEELING PROCESS?

The duration of the process often varies from person to person, depending on the reason for the treatment and what each person wants to achieve from it. A light layer of the peel will be applied to your face and left on for a specific period of time according to skin type. There is commonly a tingly sensation that lasts while the peel is on. Once your time is up, the peel is neutralized and removed from your face and the final steps of the facial are completed. In treatments done as a series of peels, the process is to clean the skin, apply peel and remove. A series is typically done in a series of 4-6 weekly 20-30 minute treatments to accelerate results.

In some cases, people may feel a slight burn or experience some redness, but this won’t last. It’s almost the equivalent to getting a facial wax. There is really minimal recovery time for most and you can go on with a smoother complexion while your skin does all the work of renewing and rebuilding.

WHY GET A GLYCOLIC FACIAL?

Why not? Who doesn’t want to have a youthful glow to their skin? Whether your pores are clogged from make-up and sunscreen that wasn’t properly removed or from dirt and grime in the environment, a glycolic facial is a great way to achieve freshly renewed skin with no downtime.

Anyone can get a glycolic facial, as long as it has been deemed appropriate by an esthetician. It is particularly recommended for those who suffer from facial acne or who are concerned about fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Sensitive skins, however, should be more aware of the potential side effects that can occur. These include some dryness, flakiness, and redness that can be expected, but usually will still give a great result.

We hope this information helps you understand more about glycolic, how it helps skin and it’s different uses!