Understanding the Concentration Level of Glycolic Acid Lotion
Each concentration represents the strength of acidity level.
Its use will depend on your skin's sensitivity or whether it is your first time to undergo exfoliation.
Your dermatologist can also prescribe higher concentration depending on the severity of your skin condition.
Before applying glycolic lotion it is necessary that you clean your body with soap and water.
You can use fragrance-free soap to relieve your body from other chemicals.
Make sure to pat your body dry to allow the lotion to penetrate evenly in your skin.
This preparation works to all levels of concentration of glycolic lotion.
If you are a beginner in exfoliation or if your skin is sensitive, you can use glycolic lotion with 6% concentration.
This amount is sufficient to smoothen dehydrated and sun-damaged skin.
You can apply a pea size on your arm just enough to determine after couple of minutes if you will have adverse reaction on the product.
If nothing happens, you can slather a thin amount of lotion over your body.
The lotion will start going to work and you can sit back and relax while it does all the heavy lifting for you.
If you have used glycolic lotion before and your skin seems to be compatible with the product, you cannot simply apply the lotion liberally to maximize its benefits.
You can instead upgrade between 8% to 10% concentration.
The same thin amount should be applied so as not to pressure the skin.
When you get a stronger version it's always best to test just a bit on a small portion of your skin to make sure it's not going have an adverse effect on you.
Glycolic lotion with 12% concentration accelerates the exfoliation process.
The effect of softer and brighter skin becomes immediately apparent.
This is not, however, recommended for first time users.
For neophyte, glycolic lotion with less concentration is safer.
If you have skin problems like eczema, freckles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, actinic keratosis, pustules, rosacea and psoriasis glycolic lotion with higher concentration ranging from 20% to 70% can be used under the supervision of a dermatologist.
Bear in mind that only qualified dermatologist can apply this amount because it is extremely dangerous if used without proper knowledge.
The different concentrations of glycolic acid lotion are intended for specific purpose.
Although it is safe because it is a natural substance, it should never be experimented to achieve your purpose.
Do not forget that it is your skin which is under consideration so take a lot of caution when applying anything on it.