Factors like hot or cold weather, low moisture in the air, and soaking for too long in hot water can starve your skin of the moisture it needs, and can result in a dry, bumpy and rough texture.
You can do a lot on your own to improve the smoothness of your skin, including using moisturisers daily and avoiding harsh, drying soaps - but one of the best ways you can help smooth your beautiful skin is with a secret ingredient called glycolic acid.
In this guide, we’ll be taking you through;
- Whether you can use glycolic acid on your body
- How glycolic acid works
- The best glycolic acid products for your body
- How to apply glycolic acid
Can you use glycolic acid on your body?
Yes, you absolutely can. If you want to get smooth skin on your body, then glycolic acid could be a great choice.
Many skincare lovers may already know about the benefits of using glycolic acid on your face and how it can transform your complexion and boost the skin's radiance - it’s no wonder that our Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads are a fan favourite and loved by celebs such as Kylie Jenner!
But in addition to this, using products containing glycolic acid also has a host of benefits for the skin on your body too. So if you’ve got rough, dry skin that’s longing to be quenched then this could be a gamechanger - you’re not going to be disappointed.
How does glycolic acid work?
Dry and bumpy skin aren’t the only things that glycolic acid targets. Many dermatologists agree that using glycolic acid can be effective with treating acne and acne scarring and fine lines and wrinkles.
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and is considered the golden standard of AHAs, as it is able to exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, by breaking down the bonds that bind dead cells together.
Essentially, it unsticks skin cells from each other, breaking this bond then creates a chain reaction that consequently boosts skin cell renewal and turn over, leaving your skin feeling soft and looking radiant.
This skin loving ingredient also has the chemical ability to draw moisture to itself and increases the penetration of other skin care ingredients, enhancing their effectiveness.
Top Tip: If you suffer from acne on your chest, back or other parts of the body, using a body wash that contains glycolic acid can help to clear up the spots and reveal smoother skin.
Best glycolic acid body wash
For the most effective results, choose a glycolic body scrub that uses both physical and chemical exfoliation rather than just a body wash.
The Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Body Scrub resurfaces and transforms the look of the skin on your body. Combining 1.5% AHA glycolic acid with white castor beads, this skin-softening scrub helps to gently buff away dead skin through both a physical and chemical exfoliation, reinvigorating the skin with a brighter, healthier-looking glow.
With continued use, this glycolic body scrub works to diminish the appearance of uneven texture, small bumps and dry skin, for smooth skin all over your body.
Best glycolic acid body lotion
Our Glycolic Fix Body Cream is expertly formulated with 1.5% glycolic acid AHAs to help gently buff away dead skin cells and reveal smoother, brighter and healthier-looking skin. The skin-softening glycolic acid body lotion that works to gently exfoliate the skin surface whilst moisturising the top layer for a hydrated glow.
Uneven skin tone, texture and small bumps appear to be visibly reduced while sweet almond oil and prickly pear flower extract help to leave skin looking nourished and radiant.
How to apply glycolic fix to the body
Glycolic acid should be applied in the evening, as it makes your skin sensitive to sunlight. Applying it at night time also provides enough time for the product to start working. Then, in the morning, you should apply an SPF.
Step 1 - Preferably at night time, to damp and clean skin, apply a glycolic body wash such as Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Body Scrub, massaging into the skin in circular motions for a few minutes and ensuring to pay particular attention to the drier areas such as kneecaps and elbows.
Step 2 - Then, dry off and apply a glycolic body lotion, massaging the product all over the body. Wait to dry, and get into bed for a peaceful slumber
Step 3 - In the morning, apply SPF to all areas of the body that you have applied glycolic acid to. Repeat these steps 2-3 times a week for best results
Are you ready for smoother skin on your body? Discover our Glycolic Fix Body Cream and Glycolic Fix Body Scrub from the Glycolic Fix collection and say goodbye to dry and bumpy skin.