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Your Glycolic Acid Skin Care Routine

Skin Care Essentials

Your Glycolic Acid Skin Care Routine Your Glycolic Acid Skin Care Routine Your Glycolic Acid Skin Care Routine

Pop quiz time: What’s one of the most popular skin care ingredients of the moment, thanks to its ability to help brighten the look of your skin? Answer: Glycolic acid! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that can help exfoliate the surface of your skin. Exfoliating dulling skin cell buildup from the surface of your skin can help make skin look more radiant. Want to add skin care products formulated with glycolic acid to your skin care routine? Keep reading to learn about our RevitaLift Bright Reveal line, which features a variety of skin care products formulated with glycolic acid, including facial cleanser, peel pads, overnight moisturizer, and daytime moisturizer with SPF. Some of these skin care products are also formulated with vitamin C. Just keep in mind that AHAs like glycolic acid can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher as directed as well as take other sun protection measures (such as limiting your amount of time in the sun, seeking shade, and covering up exposed areas) when you’re using skin care products formulated with glycolic acid.

Your Morning Glycolic Skin Care Routine

Chances are you already have enough things to handle in the morning, so we’ll keep this simple for you. Seriously, just two steps to start your day (and your skin care routine) off right, featuring skin care products formulated with glycolic acid.

Step 1: Cleanser. When you wake up in the morning, your first skin care step should be to use a facial cleanser. Formulated with gentle mirco-pearls and glycolic acid, the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser helps exfoliates dullness and impurities from the surface of your skin to improve skin tone, texture, and clarity, revealing skin that looks brighter. Lather the product into wet hands, gently massaging onto skin in a circular motion, avoiding the delicate eye area. Rinse thoroughly, then pat dry.

Step 2: Moisturizer with SPF. Once you’ve cleansed, it’s an absolute must to pick up a moisturizer. With continued use over time, the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 formulated with glycolic acid and vitamin C helps correct the look of dull, uneven tones, lines, and wrinkles to reveal radiant, youthful-looking clarity. For sun protection, apply daily as directed—and don’t forget to take the other sun protection steps we told you about earlier!

Your Nighttime Glycolic Acid Skin Care Routine

Your bed may be calling your name, but don’t let your head hit the pillow just yet. Show your skin a little attention first. Just three more steps in your skin care routine featuring skin care products formulated with glycolic acid and then you’re free to start catching some shuteye.

Step 1: Cleanser. You can use the same cleanser morning and night. At the end of the day, all of your makeup—and anything else your skin has come into contact with—should be washed off the surface of your skin.

Step 2: Peel pads. Once you’ve cleansed your skin, gently sweep one of the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads over your face in circular motions. These peel pads formulated with glycolic acid help resurface dull, uneven tone and rough texture to reveal youthful-looking skin. The best part: Using a peel pad will only add an extra minute or two to your skin care routine. Well worth it!

Step 3: Overnight moisturizer. Almost done! It’s time to moisturize again. Instead of using a daytime moisturizer with SPF, you’ll want to switch to one meant for nighttime. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer is a dual-action skin care product that combines an exfoliating concentrate formulated with glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin a brightening infusion formulated with vitamin C that helps enhance skin clarity and reduce the visibility of dark spots, uneven tone and wrinkles with continued use over time. To use, smooth gently the nighttime moisturizer over your skin until absorbed. And that’s a wrap!

What’s next for you and your skin? Well, let us suggest trying out a few handy hacks. Read the 10 Fall Skin Care Hacks to Try This Season for all our favorites.