Lactic Acid for Skin Care treatments

a gentle AHA anti-aging skin care treatment

Lactic Acid Skin Care

Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid used in rejuvenation products and is considered to be a gentle yet very effective anti-aging treatment with exfoliating properties.

It's a standard ingredient in natural skin care recipes.

Lactic acid for skin treatments also has one of the oldest histories as a skin care treatment that literally spans centuries!

Derived from milk, lactic acid is well known for not only its skin hydrating properties but as one of the gentler alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), a highly recommended treatment in anti-aging skin care routines due to its exfoliant properties.

dating back to ancient beauties such as Cleopatra, who legend has it, luxuriated in milk baths filled with rose petals

milk and rose bath

That's right, milk (goat's milk in fact) was in actuality an ancient lactic acid spa treatment.

Typically found as an active anti-aging ingredient in moisturizing treatments, lactic acid for skin is noted for its rich moisturizing attributes and its ability to exfoliate dead skin cells without provoking skin irritation.

Lactic acid for skin care treatments is well documented as an effective anti-aging treatment.  Now lactic acid is considered a staple as a specialty spa treatment for skin rejuvenation as well as used in the stronger anti-aging skin peels performed in skin care clinics.

Sharing the similar skin rejuvenation traits of glycolic acid, lactic acid skin care is known for:

  • diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
  • reducing the appearance of age spots
  • reducing hyperpigmentation
  • improving skin texture
  • stimulating collagen production

Lactic acid also presents the added benefit as a skin softening agent which makes it an excellent option for sensitive skin types since it tends not to irritate the skin as much as other AHA treatments; namely glycolic acid. It is a favored ingredient in natural organic skin care recipes.

did you know that milk can be used, straight from the bottle as a gentle yet moisturizing skin cleanser and toner?

Simply saturate an absorbent cloth or cotton ball with milk then use an upwards sweeping motion to lightly wipe the surface of the skin.

important note on lactic acid for skin care treatments:

As with any alpha hydroxyl acid, remember to use sunscreen liberally because your skin's sensitivity to the sun increases!

It isn't surprising that lactic acid has become a very popular ingredient in both OTC anti-aging skin care products as well as in homemade natural skin care recipes.

Visit the skin care shop to view all anti-aging skin care treatments grouped in categories for specific aging skin conditions or by active facial rejuvenation ingredient.

Search for other anti-aging treatments with a specific skin rejuvenation ingredient. . .

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