If you’ve been intending to go in for a chemical peel but the high costs have dissuaded you, perhaps you should consider the Glycolic Acid Cream(Glyco-A). This is a highly concentrated gel that contains the alpha hydroxy acid known as glycolic acid. Glycolic Acid Cleanser the same product used by professionals to conduct chemical peels, and can be safely used within your home to help remove acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and many of the other skin abnormalities you can think of.
One thing we like about this product is that it doesn’t cause your skin to peel like mad. Rather, it just begins to flake off over time without you noticing a thing. You might expect to see some scabs form in certain areas, but overall the unwanted effects of this peel are a far cry from what you would expect with professional-grade procedures.
People who have acne can tremendously benefit from the exfoliating effect this provides, not only in terms of killing existing acne lesions but also preventing future ones by keeping the pores from becoming clogged. Some have reported a noticeable reduction in pore size, yet another preventative measure against acne. Furthermore, those who have suffered from oily skin for many years have also witnessed a sizeable dip in oil production after using this product.
The Glycolic Acid Cream(Glyco-A) can also work wonders for those of you who have extensive scarring. Some have compared the results to professional-grade peels, although without the protracted recovery time. This product is great for those who don’t want to put off work or skip out on social events while their skin redness subsides.
The product should be used very carefully to prevent any skin irritation. You need to gradually build up your tolerance to the glycolic acid, which can be achieved by slowly increasing the application time. For your first trial, you should leave it on for only about thirty or so seconds. For each subsequent period of use, increase application time by an additional thirty seconds. Plan to use the glycolic acid for no more than a few times a week. It can be applied using a gauze or a cotton swab to treat affected areas.
Be prepared to use a moisturizer to quell any dry skin and tingling you may experience after using this product. If at any point dryness or irritation becomes too severe, stop using the product for a few days to give your skin a chance to recover. Even those of you who suffer from acne should apply moisturizer for good measure. You should use this product in conjunction with a cleanser to get maximum exfoliating effect. A gentle cleanser like Cetaphil should be more than adequate. Facial scrubs should be avoided as they may cause excess irritation. As with any other chemical peel, sunscreen should also be worn on a daily basis to protect your skin. Treatment should be continued for at least several weeks before any results materialize. You should talk to your dermatologist before using the Glycolic Acid Cream(Glyco-A) with existing acne medications. If you are on a course of treatment with topical retinoids, for instance, they may already be providing a sufficient exfoliating effect.