Glycolic Acid for the Skin: Benefits and How to Use It

What Glycolic Acid Can Be Used for?

Glycolic acid is used for different things, one of which is the removal of the very top layer of skin cells without the need for scrubbing, which can cause irritation. It is also used to treat acne [1], hyperpigmentation [2], and the visible signs of aging.

However, just like other chemical exfoliants, using glycolic acid too frequently, at a very high concentration, or incorrectly can result in skin irritation or damage.

Keep reading this article to learn about glycolic acid in detail, including its properties, benefits for the skin and potential side effects. We also suggest how to choose a glycolic acid product and when to contact a doctor.