Dark Spots? Glycolic Acid Is A Miracle Worker!

Forgotten to apply sunscreen through the summer months? Or maybe you’ve picked your spots/pimples and it’s left marks?Whatever the reason is, I have the answer to it!

Here to save the day: glycolic acid. Yes, you’ve probably heard about this hero ingredient before. The alpha-hydroxy acid has been around for many years in cleaners, serums, and peels because it really works. In fact, dermatologists recommend quite regularly and even use super-high concentrations for in-office treatments.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is amazing at revitalising the skin and this is a cult favourite! This formula also contains Tasmanian Pepperberry and Aloe Vera to help soothe any redness or irritations, while Ginseng Root boosts radiance for healthier looking skin. Free from alcohol, oil, silicones and gluten. Vegan. Cruelty free.

Glycolic is one of the cornerstones of dermatology because it truly can change the landscape of skin by helping improve tone, texture, and fine lines, and it can be used on all skin tones and types—that’s why it’s so popular! We all really need it, at some point of our lives.

Dark spots form when abnormally pigmented cells cluster on skin’s surface. Teeny-tiny glycolic acid molecules penetrate deeply and force those cells off your face. Glycolic dissolves the connections between dead skin cells, so they shed more quickly. With the pigmented cells gone, the healthier (less- or non-pigmented) cells underneath can claim their rightful place and restore your even-toned complexion.

But glycolic doesn’t only remove pigmented cells. Oh no no no, don’t forget this is a miracle product! So there are even more heroic factors of this product. It takes off all of the old, dry, and icky cells that build up on skin’s surface. Removing that top layer improves how light bounces off skin and makes it look more radiant overall. And the smoothing effect helps visibly reduce fine lines as well.

Glycolic is powerful. The higher the concentration and the longer it sits on skin, the deeper it penetrates and the more layers of cells it removes. That means you’ll see the best results from a serum you leave on, rather than a wash that eventually rinses down the drain. So with that being said, be sure to only apply glycolic products at night. It’s a time of rest and repair for skin, when it naturally undergoes higher levels of turnover, so applying it in the evening lets you take advantage of those processes that are already happening.

With any new product, consider testing a little behind your ear first to see how skin reacts. But this is especially important if you have sensitive skin since glycolic is so potent. If you notice that skin seems a little dry or sensitive, try applying it every other night to start, and put on a lightweight moisturiser first. As it will act as a primer to help minimise potential irritation.

Regardless of whether or not your skin is sensitive, glycolic will make skin extra sensitive to the sun. So always apply SPF in the morning, I mean we should already be doing that anyway!

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Price: £6.80 (240ml)

I highly recommend this product as it has all the essential ingredients you need for skincare. All the worthwhile having soothing ingredients also. Best of both worlds and if you haven’t realised by now, I’m all about killing two birds with one stone (not literally of course), it saves time and money!

Do you have this product? Have you tried a liquid exfoliator? Do you suffer from dark spots? Comment below!

18 thoughts on “Dark Spots? Glycolic Acid Is A Miracle Worker!

    1. It does! But be careful not to get it in the eye, probably best to leave a little bit of space so it you don’t risk getting this in your eye. But it can be used underneath the eye with caution. It’s a lifesaver product.
      Hope this helps!
      Let me know if this works for you😊
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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    1. No problem! Oooh vitamin c cream is always so helpful, has so many beneficial effects!
      Let me know how you get on with this product!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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      1. Thanks, Antonia ! I studied a research project some years ago on what actually works in reducing aging of the skin.Of course we need to avoid too much sun exposure, but the thing that was found to be very helpful was the use of high quality skin products, throughout our lifetimes.
        The products available today are very effective, as you tell us in your informative blog, for which I am grateful. As well, the ingredient that keeps our skin looking radiant is happiness. 😁

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      2. The products available today are so much more advanced than what they were, even a few years ago! Aww thankyouu, your information is extremely informative to me too!
        Have a lovely day Sally😃

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    1. They’re all benefit your skin differently but this one specifically aims to exfoliate the skin by gently peeling the dead skin away. Also gives your skin a more brighter appearance, especially as it gets rid of dark spots with continued use.
      Hope this helps!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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    1. It really does work! And it’s nowhere near as expensive as many others on the market!
      Let me know how this works for you!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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    1. It’s so hard not to pop one when you get them, it’s almost like our automatic reaction! Haha it shows youth must be on your side! The dreaded scarring, I hope it isn’t too bad and clears up very soon!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!!
      Have a lovely day😃

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. I was trying to find something for my sister. She keeps breaking out and she’s been left with dark spots once the pimple leave. I wanted to find something to help. This is a big help, thank you very much ❤

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    1. Aww so glad I could help! Breakouts are so annoying, especially the scarring/dark spots aspect of them afterwards. Let me know how your sister gets on with this lifesaver if she tries it!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😃

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    1. Aww Thankyouu so much! I’m definitely going to check it out! I’m not too sure how to claim and respond to the award but I’m going to try my hardest! 😃
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day!

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