Make Winter Skin Glow with Lactic Acid
Lactic Acid is not a new ingredient to the skin care industry but I am seeing it being used a lot more in different skin care products and peels on the market. I think because it has a great track record with gentle results and it is versatile for many skin types (because of the gentler nature of the product). At M Factor Corrective Skin Care we often use it in our peels this time of year to help give your face a gentle winter glow.
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What is Lactic Acid:
Lactic Acid is a naturally occurring, water-soluble AHA (alphahydroxy acid) that is produced in the body through natural metabolism and muscle metabolism (especially if you over exercise).
Lactic Acid can reduce the appearance of:
Lactic acid can be used for:
In skin care circles Lactic Acid is considered a mild acid that’s long been used for multiple reasons and objectives.
Lactic Acid can be used to brighten, even out and smooth your skin which in turn make it look firmer.
Lactic Acid has been used for a long time as a popular exfoliator (it has the ability to dissolve keratin, the primary skin protein found in the top layer of your skin). It can soften (and break down) calluses, corns, thick skin areas, and warts.
Long-term use of moisturizers containing Lactic Acid (especially in the 12-percent range) have the ability to actually thicken the skin. This skin can hold more natural moisturizing water in its outer layers, and thicker skin can also show less sun damage.