Lactic Acid

Lactic Acid in Beauty Products

Lactic acid is one of the oldest and most well-loved beauty ingredients in the world. For centuries, women have been utilizing the renewing, calming power of milk to improve their complexions. Lactic Acid is found in milk. Every animal's milk contains lactic acid, which is suitable for the babies that drink it.

It is good for the women worldwide who want something that will both effectively moisturize the skin and promote renewed skin tone and improved texture. Even Cleopatra would bathe in milk to keep her skin hydrated and glowing. Considered to be one of the most beautiful women in history, there’s no arguing with lactic acid's efficacy.

While you can find lactic acid in milk, it is also common in yogurt. Powdered Milk or Plain yogurt makes great homemade masks. Lactic Acid Natural Exfoliator in yogurt for homemade facial masks

Moisturizing Effects of Lactic Acid

Few ingredients in the natural world are as moisturizing as lactic acid. This acid penetrates even the deepest layers of skin, carrying with it the moisture that the skin so desperately needs.

Unlike other sources of moisture, the lactic acid does not just deposit hydration. Instead, it helps to train skin cells to hold on to their moisture.

One of the leading causes behind both oily and dry skin is the skin’s inability to hold on to the moisture that it needs. This usually results in one of two conditions, the first being that the face is always dry, as it has secreted all of its moisture.

With the other state, the skin is always too oily. It can sense that it is not properly hydrated and compensates by producing far too much oil.

Natural Exfoliation with Enzymes

Lactic Acid is a chocked-full of vital nutrients. Many times, the reason that scars do not go away is that the face lacks proper exfoliation. Over time, our complexions start to appear dull due to dead skin buildup. When we are young, dead skin is sloughed off naturally.

Lactic acid can aid the skin’s exfoliation process by providing natural enzymes that remove dead skin cell build-up. By applying it directly to the face, the enzymes are delivered right where they are needed. Healthy skin will appear, and your skin will be glowing again.

If you have particularly sensitive skin or a known allergy to lactose, it is probably best to avoid lactic acid.

Renew your complexion with a mask that will reveal brighter, more youthful-looking skin.


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Kari Thomas wrote this article.

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