Exfoliating acids have long been a proven way to help provide solutions to various skin concerns. While cellular turnover takes place on a regular basis throughout much of a person’s 20s, by the age of 25, that rate of cellular turnover rapidly declines. It is necessary to give those cells a boost to help remove dead surface cells and to reveal smoother skin.
One of the most effective ways to accelerate cellular turnover is by utilizing alpha and beta hydroxy acids. While these acids have long been a staple in every skin care professional’s tool kit, not all acids perform in the same way, and more importantly, not all formulations of acids are equally effective.
Glycolic acid in particular is one of the most widely studied and recommended acids to provide solutions to a variety of skin conditions, including signs of aging and pigmentation. How these acids are recommended and used is what will make the biggest impact on results and client satisfaction.
Many individuals struggling with skin concerns are unhappy when they see their reflection in the mirror and think that the best solution is always more. However, educated licensed professionals know that it is not a race to the finish line but a comprehensive approach and treatment plan that will provide the best result.
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