The promises of glycolic acid in skincare sound almost too good to be true: softer, smoother, younger and clearer looking skin? Sign me up! I had been interested in trying a glycolic acid treatment for a long time but I never knew which one to go for. After discovering Beautypedia and spending far too many hours reading product reviews I finally settled on this one by Acne.org, and the results have been fantastic.
I am by no means getting to the stage where I’m overly concerned with the signs of aging, but I do subscribe to the “prevention is better than treatment” theory. The main benefit I was hoping to get from this product was acne related. As I’ve gotten older my skin has definitely started to change from oily to combination/dry, but I still have frequent breakouts. I also switched birth control methods to a low hormone option. While I’m happy with the switch in all other respects, I now have to contend with hormonal acne. This type of acne shows up on either side of my chin, along my jawline, and some under my chin (which I have never had before and it grosses me out). It’s also generally cystic and can be painful.