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[3 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Gylcolic Acid and Age Spot Treatment

What Are Age Spots?
Contrary to what people believe age spots are not caused by or are a sign of aging. Age spots essentially are caused by an overexposure to sunlight.
When the sun ultraviolet (UV) rays hit the skin, the skin begins to protect itself by producing more melanin. Melanin is a chemical hormone which makes the skin darker or more pigmented. This darker color gives the skin the ability to block the dangerous UV light from penetrating the skin too deeply. It will not have the chance to reach the …

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[23 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Glycolic Acid Acne.org

When it comes to treating acne, Acne.org is a great source of information. They essentially look at the different treatments that are available for acne and the benefits that are associated with their use. One particular product that they look at is Alpha Hydroxy Acid – “AHA” (aka Glycolic Acid)
Spot Treatment – When it comes to spot treatment with Glycolic Acid, Acne.org essentially states that to effectively treat the problem, it is important to use the regimen they suggest on the site daily. However the site goes on to state …

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[1 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ingrown Hair and Glycolic Acid

An ingrown hair often occurs where the hair grows or curls back down into the skin. This usually results in a bump that becomes infected. Ingrown hairs often occurs in regions of the body  that people shave such as the face, arms, legs and genital region. These ingrown hairs can sometimes be painful and the bumps are often not pleasing to look at.
Glycolic acid is a useful treatment for ingrown hairs. Glycolic acid is often used as a skin exfoliant and it often removes layers of dead skin cells. When …

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[1 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Glycolic Acid vs Salicylic Acid

Many people who are considering using different acids for the treatment of their face or acne often want to know which one is better, glycolic acid or salicylic acid. The answer depends on what the product is being used for.
Glycolic Acid – Glycolic acid is a alpha hyrdroxy acid that is used for the treatment of the skin. It is effective in getting rid of dead skin cells and works deep beneath the skin. This ingredient can be found in a host of creams, gels and lotions. It is sometimes …

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[1 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Glycolic Acid and Hydroquinone

Many skin lightening creams, gels and lotions often contain both glycolic acid and hydroquinone. The combination of ingredients allows the skin lightening products to be more effective and the results to be more pronounced.
Hydroquinone – Is a chemical that is used to inhibit the production of melanin in the skin. Melanin is a pigment that is used to give the skin its color. Hydroquinone is effective at bleaching the skin and it is used to treat melasma, acne scars, age spots and other skin discolorations.
Glycolic Acid – is a Alpha …