Can Glycolic Acid Be Used On Your Body?
Additionally, in the same way glycolic acid can be used on the face for congestion, acne and even sun damaged skin, exfoliating cleansers can be used on the body too. In fact, I often wonder why I didn’t glycolic my body a lot sooner, it’s that good – especially if you’re a fan of fake tan. I use it both to help slough off dead skin cells and remove old fake tan as well as to prep the skin for a new coat of fake tan (and highly recommend.)
Zoe agrees and tells me Skinstitut’s Glycolic Cleanser 12% is a very popular body cleanser that a lot of people buy for that reason but can also be used as a treatment mask for problematic areas.
“This cleanser contains tea tree oil which lends itself well to acne prone skin due to its antibacterial properties. For acne or congestion on the décolletage I’d use in the same manner as your face (pea sized amount for 30 seconds with water) as the décolletage can be easily irritated)," Zoe explains.
"However, for acne and blackheads on the shoulders or back, try using the Glycolic Cleanser 12% sans water and wear it as a mask for up to five minutes before rinsing off.”