If you are proactive and want to take preventative measures then lactic acids are great for your face. The benefits of using lactic acids for skin care are endless and powerful as they work by helping you generate new skin cells quickly through a process dermatologists call “turnover.” So, before you pick up some generic bottle at your local drugstore, learn what lactic acid can do for your skin health and beauty.
What is Lactic Acid Skin Care?
Lactic acids are a chemical reaction of your anaerobic respiration. This is the process where your cells produce energy without oxygen around. Lactic acids can be found in everything from yogurt to your gut and blood, where it’s then distributed throughout the body.
When it comes to lactic acid skin care, it is the exact same as mentioned, only instead of naturally occurring in foods and your body, it is added into in your skin care products. Lactic acid is one of the most popular (and powerful) hydroxyl acids available and is commonly used in professional skincare services.
Spoiler Alert: You can skip the expensive spa bill and get lactic acid skin care online at Moon Mag.
How Does Lactic Acid Skin Care Help?
When you don't use skin care with lactic acids, your dead skin cells build up. This not only clogs your pores and slows down cell turnover significantly. The old cells also absorb light rather than reflect it, which results in dull-looking skin.When using lactic acid skin care products, your skin is able to generate new, healthy cells quickly. This results in skin that is shiny, bright and youthful. It gives you that glow you want.
Benefits of Lactic Acid Skin Care
Lactic acid is a must have in skin care if you want to see results. It helps to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, giving you a healthy, youthful glow while also smoothing fine lines and treating pigmentation. But that’s only to name a few of the benefits of lactic acid skin care. Here’s a quick look at some of the top benefits of using skin care with lactic acid:
- Exfoliates the skin to remove old, full skin cells
- Increases cell turnover speed
- Stimulates cell renewal
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Softens skin
- Improves skin texture
- Enhances your skin’s natural moisture to keep your skin hydrated
- Reduce signs of aging
- Stimulates collagen renewal
- Firms skin
- Fades sun spots and age spots
The Power of Lactic Acid Skin Care
There are two acids that you’ll certainly want to soak your skin in and they are alpha-hydroxy and amino acids.
Benefits of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids for Skin
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) are a group of plant and animal-derived acids that are known to repair, restore and regenerate skin. They are found in many anti-aging products, night creams, chemical peels and spas for the specific purpose of reducing wrinkles, freckles, dark spots, scar tissue and signs of aging. By treating these common skin issues, you are able to improve the overall appearance and feel of your skin.
AHA’s are a major part of chemical peels as they dissolve the lipids that hold old, dry skin cells together. This removes and exfoliates this layer of dead skin, which exposes and reveals the new skin underneath, giving a gorgeous radiant glow.
But you don’t have to book a chemical peel or spa treatment to get the benefits of alpha hydroxyl acids for your skin. Goat Milk & Kefir are loaded with alpha hydroxyl acids. One of the AHA's they contain is a form of lactic acid which helps in balancing the pH levels of the skin. This reduces the occurrence of fine lines, wrinkles and slows down the process of aging.
Lactic acid is a rare acid that’s both a moisturizer and an exfoliate. A moisturizing exfoliate, if you will. It’s a milder version of glycolic acid and is used for smoothing the skin, whether it be on your legs or your face. Its mildness makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin. We do not isolate any of the naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acids in our products, they come intact.
Benefits of Amino Acids for Skin
Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins. They are absolutely essential to your skin’s appearance and health, as they maintain your skin’s structure and ability to self-repair. Amino acids are also great for keeping the skin strong as they contribute to cellular metabolism and act as a “messenger” for chemicals. Amino acids are also antioxidants and do not allow the skin to fade.
There are 20 different main types of amino acids that are imperative to your health and there are many ways to get them into your skin are regime. Goat milk skin care products and kefir skin care products both contain amino acids, which, as mentioned, are very important and integral components for hydration of the skin.
Using Lactic Acid Skin Care
If you haven’t used any acids before and are nervous, or have had a bad experience with other acids, try incorporating one of our Silky Milky Cleansing Milks into your routine. With these cleansing milks, you can limit the amount of contact time the acids have on the skin and avoid over-drying. But, as indicated above, lactic acid is a moisturizing exfoliate. It won't over-dry your skin and because it comes fully intact in the goat milk and kefir, it has all the skin-loving and healing benefits to nourish your skin.
The great thing about the acids in our natural skin products is their gentleness. Unlike a chemical peel where your face will be red, peeling and itchy for days -- even weeks -- these acids work slower. While you will notice immediate changes to your skin -- some changes will take a little longer. Acids should noticeably brighten and even out the skin; pigmentation, freckling, and unevenness will decrease over time (keyword being time). You won't necessarily ‘feel’ anything, but the skin should be smoother to the touch after a period of regular use.
Almost every MOONMAG product is packed with these amazing acids -- Lactic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and Essential Fatty Acids. Using these products on a regular basis is Mother Nature's chemical peel without the harsh chemicals and downtime. It’s a powerful and natural way to boost your complexion and skin health right in the comfort of your own home.
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