What is Lactic Acid and is it Safe to Use on the Skin?
Lactic Acid is the most gentler and popular hydropholic acid of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s). Being prescribed by a Skin professional in your everyday skincare and being advised on strengths of Lactic Acid means it is completely safe to use on the skin. It can be found in many different products and we experience great results from it.
Many people get put off or are hesitant when they hear ‘Acid’ to be used on the skin. However, the powerful ingredient used in beauty products and skincare has many benefits on the skin.
Why Would You Need to Use Lactic Acid?
As we age and as a result of photo damage, our skin becomes more alkaline, resulting in an impaired barrier function, upregulation of wrinkle-forming enzymes and down-regulating of enzymes responsible for maintaining skin moisture and tensile levels.
Lactic Acid is a very effective AHA which can help re-equilibrate pH and reactivate enzyme activity that helps create a beautiful smooth and luminous complexion.
What Treatments and Skincare Contains Lactic Acid?
One of bespoke facials at TBC. Skin Atelier is an Enzyme Reactivator. Lactic Acid can be used which helps to brighten and lighten the skin. When performed on a monthly basis, patients will notice significant benefits. Improvement on the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines will be seen. It also improves acne, will dry up oily skin and even reduce blackheads and pimples!
Lactic Acid can also be found in our everyday Skincare. The leading Australian brand Rationale, include a cocktail of Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Malic Acid and Salicylic Acid into their nightly dose of the Catalyst Serum. This is number 5 of the ‘Essential 6’. The Catalyst Serum recalibrates stratum corneum pH back to youthful acidic levels. This normalises cellular differentiation and desquamation while assisting the prevention of breakouts.
If you would like to find out more, or would like to experience our Enzyme Reactivator facial, call 01892 538202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Speak with one of our lovely aestheticians for more advice about the treatment or products. Book in for a complimentary skin assessment at a convenient time.