What’s All This Exfoliant Talk About and Why Glycolic Acid?

What’s All This Exfoliant Talk About and Why Glycolic Acid?

So you have been reading about products that exfoliate the skin but why do you wat to use it.

To start with, not only can exfoliation help prevent breakouts, but it can also leave your skin looking visibly brighter. Plus, because exfoliants remove dead skin, the other products you use on your skin will be more effective because the products can now fully absorb into your skin’s surface.

Physical exfoliation is when you scrub off the dead skin on the surface of your face and is the place any of us start.

For those more serious about skincare, it is all about a chemical exfoliant which typically includes an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) such as Glycolic Acid. The reason for this is that when applied to the face, Glycolic Acid works its way down into the layers of the skin. It has the smallest size molecules of all the alpha-hydroxy acids and because of these super tiny molecules, glycolic acid can easily penetrate the skin.

It works by speeding up cell turnover, and it helps dissolve the bonds that hold skin cells together, allowing dead skin cells to slough off more rapidly than they would on their own.

Glycolic acid also stimulates your skin to create more collagen.2 Collagen, the protein that gives skin its firmness, plumpness, and elasticity. (Collagen is also the protein that gives strength to your bones and connective tissues.)

As you age, collagen production naturally slows down. It's also destroyed by excessive sun exposure. Using glycolic acid regularly can help prevent this breakdown of collagen.

This may indeed sound a little daunting at first, especially with the thought of using acid on your face, but the quantities are controlled to ensure that you will see great results. Since there are a number of products with acids on the market, selecting the right product for you may become confusing so you must proceed with caution to make sure you're using the best acid you and your skin will love.


Lastly, a word you have definitely heard a lot… they key to youthful-looking skin…. drumroll please… collagen! If you add exfoliating into your routine, long-term, collagen production can be increased, leading to glowing, youthful-looking skin. Because collagen promotes the elasticity of the skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging of the skin is significantly minimized.

So, why should you incorporate our RxFoliant into your skincare routine?

Well… if you want beautiful, clear, vibrant, youthful-looking skin, then that’s your answer!

If you don’t want that, well, I’m not sure why you wouldn’t! :)

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