Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and the outermost layer of the skin is filled with a protein called keratin. When the skin is healthy, the production and metabolism of keratin are in balance, and the old waste keratin is removed automatically every 28 days on average.
However, in recent years, acid skin care products have gained popularity among consumers because of their rapid effect. These products contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) that exfoliate the skin by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, making them easier to shed. This process can make the skin look more even and smooth.
Acid skin care products may also have some drawbacks. For instance, if the product is too strong or used too frequently, it may disrupt the delicate balance of the skin and cause damage to the protective barrier. This can lead to dryness, sensitivity, and even peeling of the skin.
For example, a cleanser may contain citric acid, a toner may contain mandelic acid, and a lotion may contain salicylic acid. While these ingredients can be effective at exfoliating the skin, they can also be harsh and damaging if used too frequently or in the wrong concentration.
If you have healthy skin, over-exfoliating is not necessary. However, if you do feel the need to exfoliate, dermatologists often recommend lactic acid as the most gentle option for exfoliation.
Lactic acid is a chemical your body produces when your cells break down carbohydrates for energy. Lactic acid is a type of AHA that occurs naturally in the skin, and it helps brighten the skin by promoting the natural exfoliation processes. Because it is a milder option, lactic acid is less likely to cause damage to the skin's protective barrier or to result in dryness or sensitivity.
Juvenu exfoliating serum uses lactic acid, which means that it will not cause dryness or sensitivity, making it a great option for those with delicate skin.
By taking care of your skin in this way, you can achieve a brighter, more even complexion without causing damage to your skin's delicate balance.