This great ingredient is also common in eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea treatments. There are some potential side effects, so you want to ensure you speak with your physician before adding it to your routine.
Side Effects of Lactic Acid
Though this is one of the gentler AHAs, it is still very potent. One of the main drawbacks is that it can make your skin sensitive to the sun. This is because the new cells it leaves behind are more vulnerable to UV rays. When you start using this treatment, you will need to commit to proper sun protection on a daily basis.
Aside from sun sensitivity, this treatment can cause skin irritation including redness, burning, peeling, dryness, itchiness, and swelling. Though some minor cases of these irritations are common when you first begin use, if it persists or becomes more severe you want to wash the product off right away.
For more information on lactic acid skin care and if it is a suitable addition to your routine, contact our Denver skin clinic today. You can reach Colorado Skin Care by calling (303) 740-4883.