Why Dermatologists Want You to Use Glycolic Acid
Glycolic acid is one of those buzzy skincare ingredients you’ve probably heard about a million times but don’t actually know much about. But if you’re going to add it to your skincare routine, you probably want a little intel on why it’s having a moment.
Glycolic acid is part of the AHA family (that’s Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and is a well-known resurfacing ingredient lauded by derms for its unique ability to target wrinkles and dark spots simultaneously. How’s that for multitasking? Below, top dermatologists break down everything you should know about glycolic acid, including how it works, when to use it, and much more.
Simply put: “It is a chemical exfoliator that gently removes the top layer of skin to help address skin tone, texture, clogging, and wrinkling,” explains Schweiger Dermatology Group dermatologist Michele Farber, MD, FAAD. “It also helps with cell regeneration, removing excess oil and keeping the skin clear.”
Source: Marie Claire – Why Dermatologists Want You to Use Glycolic Acid By, Janell M. Hickman