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Glycolic acid and redness

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I still have slight redness and it's been about a month of using glycolic everyday.

If it's too much, then cut back on the glycolic for a few days. If it starts stinging, a lot, wash it off right away. Wait two days. Start again.

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I still have slight redness and it's been about a month of using glycolic everyday.

If it's too much, then cut back on the glycolic for a few days. If it starts stinging, a lot, wash it off right away. Wait two days. Start again.

well, she hasn't worn it for two days now and her face is still red. We'll see how it looks tomorrow.

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A few questions: what percentage were you using? was it just glycolic, or was it mixed in with a moisturizer? Was it a "peel?" Where did you get it from? These are really important questions.

On a lot of people, glycolic acid is very irritating. Even if you have oily, acne-prone skin. If you use it incorrectly, you can do serious or irreversable damage.

Initially, you should never start using glycolic every day. I know how it is. Your skin is so bad that you just want the acne gone, and you're willing to do whatever it takes to get rid of it. But keep this in mind..glycolic is an ACID. ACID CAN DAMAGE THE EPIDERMIS!!!! You shold always follow it by the directions.

A solution of 10% glycolic can be just as effective as a 40%. It really depends on if it is buffered or not. If you are using non-buffered acid, it will burn and cause redness. This is not good. If it is buffered (which is done so it won't irritate the skin), you can use a higher percentage, and it won't burn the skin. A major buffering ingredient is ammonium glycolate.

Again, when first using it, you should use it every other day for a week. This will get your skin accostomed to it. Then, use it once a day. Then, if you can tolerate it, twice a day.

I had a friend who thought that if it worked good using it once a day, he would use it three times a day. He literally burned his skin. It looked like he had a bad sunburn, and it did not get better for MONTHS. He learned his lesson.

Just please be careful!!!!! Remember, it takes time to clear up acne. You have to be patient and dilligent. You may not see results immediately, and probably won't. But keep on it, and it will improve.......

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I still have slight redness and it's been about a month of using glycolic everyday.

If it's too much, then cut back on the glycolic for a few days. If it starts stinging, a lot, wash it off right away. Wait two days. Start again.

well, she hasn't worn it for two days now and her face is still red. We'll see how it looks tomorrow.

*****if the face is still red, DON'T PUT MORE ON!!!! you have burned the epidermis!!! that is a reaction that is telling you something is wrong. When applied properly glycolic should NEVER turn the skin red....a little pink, yes. If you burned your hand on the stove would you say, "hmmm...I am still red and burned. I think I'll put my hand on the hot stove again tomorrow and see if I get a different result."?????******

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If you get sun exposure while using glycolic acid, it is pretty common to experience excessive redness. If the product has considerable alcohol in it, that might also contribute to irritation especially for sensitive skin that is prone to dryness. I have insensitive skin prone to extreme oiliness and thus never had a problem with glycolic usage (daily for almost four months now). I also use SPF 30 daily from Platinum Skin Care. Before that, it was whatever sun block we had in the house. :D

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