Glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid that is widely used in skincare products for its exfoliating and brightening properties. If you're looking to clear your pores, reduce fine lines, and lighten dark spots, consider incorporating glycolic acid products into your skincare routine. Dermatologist's Choice offers a range of at-home glycolic acid skincare products that can help you achieve these goals.
It is important to note, you may not need to incorporate all 5 of these steps into your skincare routine. In fact, the drier or more sensitive your skin, you'll likely only need two to three of these products in your routine, total. For those who are more oily or have more damaged skin, may be able to tolerate all 5 steps. The best way to identify what works best for you is to try the products on your skin. Spot test under your chin or on your cheek for a couple days. At first you may experience some tingling or redness, that's normal. Feeling too dry after glycolic acid products? Apply a plain moisturizer and/or Vaseline as needed.Cleanse your skin regularly
Cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine, and it's essential to keep your skin clean and free of impurities. Dermatologist's Choice offers the pH Balanced Cleanser, a gentle glycolic acid cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and makeup while exfoliating your skin. Cleansing your skin regularly with this product will help clear your pores, reduce fine lines, and lighten dark spots.Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliating your skin is another crucial step in achieving clear pores, reduced fine lines, and lighter dark spots. Dermatologist's Choice offers the Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads that gently removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and promotes cell renewal. Regular exfoliation with this product will help improve the texture and tone of your skin, making it smoother and brighter.Use a glycolic acid toner
A glycolic acid toner, we recommend the Dermatologist's Choice Purifying Facial Toner, is a quick and easy way to incorporate this ingredient into your skincare routine. Dermatologist's Choice offers a glycolic acid toner that helps to unclog pores, reduce fine lines, and lighten dark spots. Simply apply the toner to a cotton pad and swipe it over your face after cleansing.Apply a glycolic acid daily moisturizer
Moisturizers are highly effective when they deliver active ingredients deeper into the skin. Dermatologist's Choice offers the Facial Enhancement Cream, a glycolic acid daily moisturizer+ with antioxidants, that helps to brighten and even out the skin tone, reduce fine lines, and clear pores. Apply the Facial Enhancement Cream daily moisturizer+ to your face after cleansing and toning, and follow up with a sunscreen SPF 30 in the morning.Use a glycolic acid treatment cream
A glycolic acid treatment cream such as the Dermatologist's Choice Ultra Anti-Aging Cream activates cell turnover and builds collagen in the skin as you sleep. This potent nightly treatment supports the skin's ability to retain more hydration and nourishment, which helps to reduce fine lines, lighten dark spots, and clear pores. Apply it to your face, neck and décolleté one to three times a week after cleansing. Apply a moisturizer on top or Vaseline to reduce any redness or irritation. Build up tolerance with consistency. Wake up to refreshed and rejuvenated skin.
In conclusion, incorporating Dermatologist's Choice glycolic acid products into your skincare routine can help you achieve clear pores, reduced fine lines, and lighter dark spots. Remember to always use these products as directed, and to wear sun protection during the day to protect your skin from further damage.
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