Get A Smooth, Moisturised Skin With Lactic Acid Skin Peel

Posted by molanparker on April 28th, 2017

Lactic acid is a widely known alpha hydroxy acid that is used in a wide array of skincare products meant for skin rejuvenation. It is commonly found in sour milk and tomato juice. It is continuously produced by the human body in the intestines during metabolism process. It helps the body to maintain optimum levels of pH which is necessary to prevent bacterial and fungal attacks. It regulates pH levels of skin which helps to keep skin safe from the attack of bacteria. It also serves the function of binding moisture for the skin.

The superficial skin peel treatment which uses lactic acid as its main active ingredient is meant to gently exfoliate dead skin cells with minimal irritation. It improves skin hydration, improves natural lipid barrier of the skin and improves skin discolouration.

The lactic acid penetrates through stratum corneum and dissolves the glue that binds the dead layer of skin cells together. It removes the gently removes the layer of dead skin cells which helps in improving cellular turnover giving a fresh, smooth, clear and even appearance to the skin.

The use of lactic acid in skin peel London treatment is particularly useful for those with dry skin or xerosis. The studies have confirmed that the use of lactic acid for moisturising skin effectively improves severe skin dryness or xerosis as compared to other types of moisturisers . It also stimulates the synthesis of ceramides which improves the skin’s lipid barrier and prevents trans-epidermal water loss .

The lightening effect of lactic acid is more pronounced when it is used in combination with other


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skin rejuvenating ingredients such as in skin peel London treatment. The research study showed that the combination of 15% lactic acid with 3.75% TCA effectively improved dark circles around the eyes .

The topical applications of lactic acid have been shown to improve the appearance of mild lines and wrinkles  when used in superficial skin facial peel treatment London. Additionally, their topical application has been found to be helpful in improving skin discolouration including melasma  and acne when combined with the treatment of oral antibiotics .


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