As a woman, everyone wants to own a bright, radiant white skin. In addition to proper facial cleansing, a number of new exfoliants are being favored thanks to its clear and bright skin effect. In particular, bio-skin replacement, especially with lactic acid, is considered safe and effective. So, what is bio-replacing with lactic acid? How to operate and how to use it correctly? Let's find out with Zenboté!
** What is Lactic Acid? **
Lactic acid, a type of Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA), is found naturally in dairy products. Historically, dairy products have been used by women all over the world to soften and lighten the skin. According to legend, Cleopatra regularly bathed in milk to keep her skin as smooth as velvet. More recently, formula for skin care masks with milk is equally popular. The result is lactic acid.
Dull skin is no longer a problem with dairy masks rich in lactic acid Photo source: sjaoa – Pixabay
** Skin and Lactic Acid **
Lactic acid is famous for its ability to exfoliate skin. It helps old and dull cells on the skin surface peel off by breaking the bonds between them. In addition, lactic acid speeds up cell turnover and stimulates cell regeneration, giving it a healthy, radiant and smooth skin.
All alpha hydroxyl acids are generally capable of exfoliating and improving skin texture, but lactic acid has another benefit you won't get from your AHA cousin: Lactic acid helps improve weakness. Natural moisturizing of the skin, keeps the skin moisturized, it no longer feels dry.
Lactic acid also helps to improve the signs of aging. It stimulates collagen regeneration and firming your skin. Age spots and wrinkles disappear.
Finally, lactic acid is useful for pathological conditions such as dryness of eczema, pore inflammation, etc. due to the ability to dislodge dry and lumpy skin.
With the above special characteristics, this "medicinal spirit" is widely used in chemical and biological exfoliants (peel), suitable for all skin types, including dull skin like Dry and sensitive skin.
Lactic acid for velvety smooth skin Photo source: Pinterest – Pixabay
** Side effects of biological exfoliation with lactic acid **
Although lactic acid is milder than other AHAs such as glycolic acid and mandelic, it is still a fairly powerful treatment. You should note:
- Lactic acid makes the skin more sensitive to the sun. You should apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and cover your skin carefully after use. If not, you may accidentally make the problems you are trying to solve (such as bruises and wrinkles) get worse.
- Lactic acid can cause skin irritation with symptoms such as: hot, red, peeling, dry, itchy, swollen skin. Note: Light redness, burning, and itching are quite common when you take lactic acid for the first time. With nursing products, if it is light and disappears within an hour, there is nothing serious. If it is moderate to severe, does not go away after 1 hour or if you have redness or a rash, wash it immediately. Do not reuse the product and call your doctor for advice. With peeled product, neutralize with lotion after 10 minutes. Need to clean immediately if redness or rash.
Take care if your skin shows signs of irritation Source: Acne – Pixabay
How to choose and use peeling with lactic acid:
Before starting :
- If you are using retinoids such as Retin-A or Refissa, tretinoin, or acne treatment products, suspend at least 5 days before your treatment. Similarly, check for non-dermal products that are being used to see if they are compatible with lactic acid.
- If you have thin or easily irritated skin, you can still use lactic acid, but you need less to much, low to high concentrations. Watch your skin carefully and use it less, even stop using the product if you notice unusual irritation.
If your skin is too sensitive, try low concentration lactic acid and In the small area first
Types of peel with lactic acid:
- At home: Concentration of 5% -30%, start with mild type first, observe and increase if necessary, until desired results are achieved. Use 1-3 times / week only.
- At a professional spa: Concentrations of 30% -80%, usually over 50%, high acidity levels need to be trained by trained professionals. Process many times. The improvement effect is very clear.
After each use:
- Absolutely do not allow skin to direct sun exposure for the next 2 weeks. In this case, it will be a separation for these days.
- Follow the instructions, the results of treatment vary depending on the need. If you want to reduce bruises or prevent serious aging, a course that consists of 4-6 treatments with a 3-4 week interval between each time will be an appropriate proposition for you. Or if you are quite satisfied with your skin but still want to improve more, like preparing for a special event, for example, the Lactic Acid bio-skin replacement therapy from 10-14 days is an option.
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There are many different beauty methods and each will have specific uses. Biological skin replacement with lactic acid is a safe and effective method of skin care. However, always listen to your skin carefully to choose the most suitable product.