The Best Way To Use Glycolic Acid

Some people buy the highest percentage of glycolic acid they can find and use it, assuming a higher concentration means better results, faster …

This is not true, and skin that is not accustomed to glycolic acid or who is already sensitive can react badly. Continue reading for detailed information on how to use glycolic acid to ensure clear, healthy and amazing skin!

How To Use Glycolic Acid

Start with products that contain between 5 – 8%

  • Daily exfoliator is one of the best choices, because it provides consistent use that is easy and the right way to build tolerance of your skin.
  • Monitor how your skin reacts – if the skin becomes red or irritated, reduce its use every 2 or 3 days for several weeks
  • Increase the frequency of application or the time remaining on the skin if your skin no longer reacts as it did in the beginning (eg less tingling sensation, no redness)
  • Monitor your skin! You might not need to add anything – many people find using a good product with a concentration of 5 – 10% every day is enough to keep the skin healthy and clean from blackheads and fine lines

Make sure you use good sunscreen every day!

Recommended Products:
Glycolic Cleansers 1%-3% Glycolic

Glycolic Multi-Fruit Cleansing Milk

Glycolic Mud Cleanser by Skin Care By Suzie

BiON Glycolic Cleanser

Glycolic Products up to 10%

Alpha + MSM face & throat Cream 8%

10% Glycolic Cream

The above products are suitable for daily use, but again monitor your skin.

The Importance of Concentration (%) and Building

Retail products contain glycolic acid levels in concentrations from 1% to 50%.
Understand these product Contain glycolic acid levels in concentrations from 1% to 50%, The are not pure glycolic acid like a weekly peel would be, They do not require any prep or neutralizer like a peel would.

Chemical peels performed by Estheticians or available for home use range from 30% to 70%
These are pure glycolic acid and require prepping solution and neutralizing solution
WE NEVER RECOMMEND ANYTHING STRONGER THE 50% FOR HOME USE.
We & Doctors treat a lot of people who think the can use a 70% on themselves, If not done properly it van cause burns, hyper-pigmentation and even scars

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To get the benefits of using glycolic acid at home, it is recommended to use a low percentage consistently as part of your skin care routine and get amazing results:

  • Evaluate how your skin feels when you use it – mild tingling is normal the first few times, and is an indication that the skin is functioning. It should not be painful or cause peeling after use
  • If this is too much, you can reduce its use to every second day – or you might need to start on frequency every few days. It’s alright, just like you listen to your skin.
  • After 3 or 4 weeks you can increase the frequency or time of application. Now your skin will get used to acids and will be able to handle higher concentrations. It’s optional – regular use of your 5-8% favorite products is just fine!
  • Some people claim that concentrations lower than 20% are not feasible – but this is dangerous because it can cause long-term damage to the skin if not used properly.
  • The low dose used consistently works best to help restore normal health, keep it clear, and provide fresh bright skin.

Recommended products with increased Glycolic percentage that do not need any prep or neutralizer

15% Glycolic Cream

Vegan Alpha Hydroxy Night Crème 15%

Treatment Products:

Treatment products are designed to use once or twice a week. Although the maybe the same (or even lower) percentage of glycolic as the above products they are actually stronger because the do not have the same buffering products in them. They do not require any prepping or neautralizing

Glycolic Exfoliating Masque

15% Glycolic Treatment Gel

Glycolic Peels

Again work your way in to the peel starting at a lower percentage,  THESE DO REQUIRE PREPPING AND NEUTRALIZING

GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL PADS Complete Set

GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL PAD SAMPLER KITS

Make sure you use good sunscreen every day!  It is best not to go out into the san the same day you use a peel.

Who Should not Use Glycolic Acid?

Do not use if you:

  • Do or have recently stopped using prescription drugs for acne
  • Recently underwent microdermabrasion treatment
  • Use a sunbed or often sunbathe without adequate protection
  • Having thin or sensitive skin

Using glycolic acid in your normal skin care routine is easy once you know how – and remember the importance of building your skin’s tolerance.

Nothing beats consistency in skin care, and this is especially true when using this AHA.

This can greatly improve the condition of the skin by balancing the acid mantle, providing even and deep exfoliation, and increasing cell turnover which results in a healthy, fresh face.

Natural/ Vegan Anti-Aging Travel/Trial kit

Natural/ Vegan Anti-Aging Skincare Regime

Always Fresh * Vegan * Cruelty Free

We do not like loading our clients down with a lot of product so the following regime consist of only 5 products for day and night for anti-aging with our Vegan Natural Products   We will recommend a few other for those of you that fill you may need other products for areas the need special attention.

Day Time:

Step 1 :
Hemp n’ Jojoba Milk Wash (Vegan)
A natural and gentle moisturizing Hemp and Jojoba Oil milk wash.
Apply to hands, sponge, or cloth, moisten with water and wash.  Rinse off

Step 2:
MSM Moisturizing Serum (Vegan)
made without emulsifiers or nut oils. Zero on Comedogenic Scale. It is an excellent, daily facial neck and chest moisturizer
Apply and let it absorb into skin. Our Vegan

Replacement/Addon Suggestion :
Our Vegan Peptide Collagen Building Serum (Coming Soon)
Vegan Day Time Eye Serum with Peptides, Silk Amino Acid Complex, and Matrixol 300 (coming Soon)

Step 3
Oxygen Rich Silk Gel (Natural)
Silk is a pure and simple gel, abundantly rich in molecular oxygen and nitrous oxide.Molecular oxygen is known to improve skin health, promote healing, and beautify skin.
Apply and let it absorb into skin.

Step 4
Moisturizing Titanium Sunscreen (Vegan)
create the ultimate sun protective, anti-aging, non-comedogenic daily facial, neck & chest moisturizer. This formulation offers approximately 15 SPF
Apply as Needed

 

Night Time

Step 1 :
Hemp n’ Jojoba Milk Wash (Vegan)
Apply to hands, sponge, or cloth, moisten with water and wash.  Rinse off

Step 2
Alpha Hydroxy Night Crème (Vegan)
If there is one “turn back the clock” product that every person over 25 with “NORMAL “ skin should have, this is it. Restore firmness, erase wrinkles, smooth texture, increase skin brightness and even out skin tone.
Use 1 pump at night  NOT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Replacement/Addon Suggestion :
VEGAN Retinol + Samphira PM Serum
Vegan PM  Eye Serum

Step 3
Oxygen Rich Silk Gel (Natural)
Silk is a pure and simple gel, abundantly rich in molecular oxygen and nitrous oxide.Molecular oxygen is known to improve skin health, promote healing, and beautify skin.
Apply and let it absorb into skin.

Our Travel kit is an excellent way to try our all natural vegan products. We have hand selected 5 great products for your daytime & nighttime regimes . Each product is 1/2oz

Almond Serum with Mandelic Acid For Beautiful Skin

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Almond Serum with Mandelic Acid For Beautiful Skin

 

Mandelic Acid comes from a very natural source. Believe it or not, this acid is actually extracted from bitter almonds. And as we all know, almonds provide many wonderful health benefits, but you may not have realized that they were also going to help improve your skin. Typically, when people talk about almonds, they talk about how good they are for your overall health, but they never really mention the skin. Well, with this ingredient, we now have a reason to love almonds even more!

 

Mandelic Acid is different from lactic and glycolic acids in one very important way. It has larger molecules when compared to the two, and this is a huge benefit  due to the fact is has larger molecules. This prevent deep penetration into the skin. The result is that our clients experience less irritation when they use this formula as a skin peel as opposed to other AHAs. A huge benefit for people who have sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, then you are typically prone to more inflammation than others. By using mandelic acid as your chemical peel of choice, you do not have to worry about irritating your skin to the point that you break out in rashes.

 

Benefits of Using Almond Serum

  • Helps to fade dark spots – if you have dark spots on your skin, especially on your face, and you feel they are ruining your complexion, one of the best things that you could ever do is use mandelic acid. This acid has the ability to fade dark spots when you use it regularly. You only need to use it a couple of times before you start seeing excellent results, and the more you use it, the better off you are going to be. It will help to fade those dark spots relatively quickly, but remember patience is always the key to success when it comes to skin care.
  • Helps to reduce inflammation typically caused by acne – as we all know, when we suffer from acne breakouts we are suffering because our skin has become inflamed. A fantastic way to help put an end to this inflammation is to use substances that contain mandelic acid.
  • Helps to promote new skin cell growth – when used as a chemical peel, mandelic acid is wonderful because it promotes the growth of new skin cells. Once it removes the dead and dying layers of skin from your face, the new skin cells below the surface have a chance to come to the surface and breathe new life into your complexion.

 

How to Use Almond Serum

Apply after cleansing and toning. Start by using once a day at night, after a one week acclamation period, the product can be used twice daily or as needed. Recommended for normal, combination and oily non-sensitive skin types. May be beneficial for people suffering from Rosacea. Recommended time 5 – 15 Min.

 

Do not hesitate to try this ingredient today. It is a phenomenal chemical that gets the job done.

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Facique 9 pc Facial Mask

New Item! Facique 9 pc Facial Mask

Facique 9 pc Facial MaskFacique 9 pc Anti-Aging Pore Refining Brightening Spa Treatment Mask Pack Contents: 9 Facial Treatments (3 Each) Facique ANTI-AGING Spa Treatment Mask is a powerful facial treatment designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Our moisture-rich formula contains Collagen proteins and essential fatty acids. These ingredients help revive skin elasticity and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. They help to lift, firm and tone your skin. Grapefruit helps to fade age spots and increase skin luminosity. Facique BRIGHTENING Spa Treatment Mask is a powerful facial treatment designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Our unique blend of ingredients contains Vitamin C which is a strong antioxidant with light whitening effect. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and activates skin cell regeneration. Glycolic Acid helps transform dull lifeless complexions into youthful skin that radiates! Facique PORE REFINING Spa Treatment Mask is a powerful facial treatment designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Aloe helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Its anti-aging properties help maintain and stimulate collagen formation to restore skin suppleness. Tea Tree leaves your skin feeling deeply cleansed and refreshed while it soothes and calms blemish-prone skin. 15 minute facial therapyFor all skin types

To read more visit SkinCareBySuzie.com

Innisfree Squeeze Maks

New Item! Innisfree Squeeze Fruit Masks

The Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask uses a unique triple-layer sheet technology that holds the essence to the skin longer to allow more time to thoroughly absorb the essence and benefits. These masks have been clinically proven to improve the skin’s moisture level by 119% while working on different skin issues. Available in 16 different varieties – each ingredient focuses on a different skin issue or condition.  Find your favorite ingredients for your needs below:

Cucumber: Deep Hydration – Essence from freshly squeezed cucumbers provide deep moisture to dry skin providing a cool refreshed feel.

Bamboo: Deep Hydration – Essence from bamboo extracts provides deep moisture to dry skin replenishing it for a soft dewy look.

Aloe: Deep Hydration – Essence from the aloe vera plant refreshes exhausted skin and restores moisture to dry skin for a cool soothed feel.

Green Tea: Deep Hydration – Essence from green tea extracts provides deep moisture to dry skin and detoxifies skin for a clean, dewy feel.

Manuka Honey: Hydration and Elasticity – Essence from the manuka honey (from New Zealand) moisturizes dry, tight skin for a more relaxed soft and supple feel.

Kiwi: Hydration and Brightening – Essence from freshly squeezed kiwi fruits hydrates dry skin and clarifies your complexion for a smooth, clear and vibrant look.

Shea Butter: Deep Hydration – Essence from shea butter provides intense moisture to dry, parched skin for a plump and pampered feel.

Pomegranate: Elasticity and Lift – Essence from freshly squeezed pomegranate leaves the skin looking firm and supple for a revitalized look.

Black Berry: Nutrition – Essence from freshly squeezed blackberries is packed full of nutrients to help protect and promote healthy looking skin.

Tea Tree: Trouble Care & Hydration – Essence from tea tree oil minimizes skin problems and soothes away irritation while hydrating the skin for a clean moisturized look and feel.

Bija: Trouble Care and Hydration – Essence from bija tree seed oil (torreya seed oil) minimizes skin problems and trouble spots while replenishing moisture to the skin to help it recover and restore its balance.

Lime: Brightening and Clarity – Essence from freshly squeezed lime hydrates the skin, brightens and evens out the skin’s complexion for a clear, smooth bright look.

Strawberry: Brightening – Essence from freshly squeezed strawberries smooths and brightens the skin for a refreshed, vibrant look.

Rose: Brightening and Soothing – Essence from rose petal extracts focuses on smoothing the complexion and brightening the skin while replenishing the skin’s moisture for a radiant look.

Acai Berry: Nutrition & Firming – Essence from freshly squeezed acai berry is packed full of nutrients to replenish your skin’s needs while boosting your skin’s elasticity and resilience for firmer, smoother skin.

Rice: Brightening – Essence from rice extracts brightens and clarifies dull looking skin. Replenishing moisture at the same time helps to revitalize your skin for a more vibrant look.

 

See at SkinCareBySuzie.com, Innisfree

Importance Of Hyaluronic Acid Serum And Skin Care

Importance Of Hyaluronic Acid Serum And Skin Care
So many skincare ingredients have come and gone, but hyaluronic acid is one skincare ingredient that has engraved its name in the sands of time in the skincare industry. Offering multiple benefits for all skin types, hyaluronic acid is also known for its great anti-aging qualities.
So just how does this superstar ingredient work its magic to improve the skin?
Let’s explore…
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (polysaccharide) produced by your body, making it a great choice for natural skincare. It is also known as hyaluronan and is present in connective tissue all over the human body.
So why is hyaluronic acid so important?
The wonder of this skincare ingredient lies in its awesome ability to retain moisture. It’s considered to have more capacity to hold moisture more than any other natural or synthetic polymer. A gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water! Awesome right?
This is important when it comes to aging because one of the signs of a youthful skin is the moisture it contains. Our skin loses moisture as we age, resulting in a loss of pliability and firmness.
Hyaluronic acid can enhance your skin’s moisture content and at the same time, strengthen the outer layer of your skin. A healthy outer skin has a supple look, feels softer, and smoother —all the signs of a youthful skin!
However, that’s not all you get with hyaluronic acid. There are added benefits!
We know that just about everything, from acne to sun damage, etc. can result in damaging the outer layer of the skin. So repairing your skin with skin-identical ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, can go a long way toward fixing, or at least lessening, those issues.
Hyaluronic acid is helpful for all skin types. Its lightweight texture isn’t a problem for oily skin, and it’s mild enough that it isn’t a problem for sensitive skin.
Hyaluronic acid also gives antioxidant defense against free-radical damage and reduces inflammation.
How To Get The Best Out Of Hyaluronic Acid
Serum form is one of the best ways to topically use hyaluronic acid. We highly recommend the BiON Pure Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
BiON serum which contains an industry leading 1% of pure hyaluronic acid can be applied directly to damp skin or added to other skincare products to give an added moisturizing boost.
Containing key ingredients such as Purified Water, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, BiON Hyaluronic serum works as a great moisturizer all throughout the skin.
It carries as much as 1000 times its weight in moisture to the skin and works to expand the skin cells, drawing in moisture from the air and locking in the moisture to hydrate the skin beneath the surface. This permeates sagging areas, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and ultimately results in a plumper, younger-looking skin.
BiON serum uses natural moisture and doesn’t rely on greasy lotions or ointments that may cause breakouts.
BiON pure hydration hyaluronic acid serum is the best investment you can make to get that fresh, supple, young-looking, wrinkle-free skin you’ve always wanted

Suzie Burnham. Esthetician Skin Care By Suzie, www.SkinCareBySuzie.com