Lactic Acid

DIY Lactic Acid Body Wash

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Learn how to make your own lactic acid body wash at home with this easy DIY recipe. This gentle exfoliating body wash will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

DIY Lactic Acid Body Wash

DIY Lactic Acid Body Wash

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Lactic acid is a gentle exfoliant that is great for sensitive skin. It's a natural way to remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. In this blog post, we will show you how to make your own lactic acid body wash at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Personal Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Jar or bottle to store the body wash

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of liquid castile soap
  • ¼ cup of aloe vera gel
  • ¼ cup of lactic acid (10%)
  • 1 tsp of vitamin E oil
  • 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the liquid castile soap, aloe vera gel, lactic acid, and vitamin E oil.
  • Whisk or stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • If desired, add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasant scent.
  • Transfer the body wash to a jar or bottle for storage.

Notes

  • This body wash can be used daily or as needed.
  • Lactic acid is a gentle exfoliant that is great for sensitive skin.
  • Be sure to patch test before using the body wash all over your body.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Wet your body in the shower or bath.
  2. Apply a small amount of the body wash to a washcloth or loofah and gently massage onto your skin in circular motions.
  3. Rinse off with water and pat dry.
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FAQs

What is lactic acid body wash?

  • Lactic acid body wash is a type of exfoliating body wash that contains lactic acid, a gentle exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells and leave the skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

What are the benefits of lactic acid body wash?

Lactic acid body wash can help:

    • Remove dead skin cells
    • Brighten and even out the skin tone
    • Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
    • Improve the overall texture and feel of the skin
    • Provide hydration to the skin
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Is lactic acid body wash good for sensitive skin?

  • Lactic acid body wash is a gentle exfoliant that is great for sensitive skin. It helps remove dead skin cells without causing irritation or redness.

How often should I use lactic acid body wash?

  • You can use lactic acid body wash daily or as needed. However, it’s recommended to patch test before using the body wash all over your body.

Can lactic acid body wash be used on the face?

  • Lactic acid body wash can be used on the face, but it is important to patch test first and use a lower concentration of lactic acid. It’s also recommended to use a separate body wash and face wash to avoid over-exfoliation.

What are the side effects of lactic acid body wash?

  • Some possible side effects of lactic acid body wash include mild irritation, redness, and dryness if used too frequently or in high concentrations. It’s important to patch test and use as directed.
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Can lactic acid body wash be used with other skincare products?

  • Lactic acid body wash can be used with other skincare products, but it’s important to pay attention to how your skin reacts. Overuse of exfoliants or using multiple exfoliating products at once can cause irritation or over-exfoliation.

What is the difference between lactic acid body wash and glycolic acid body wash?

  • Lactic acid and glycolic acid are both alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin, but they have different strengths and benefits. Lactic acid is a milder exfoliant that is great for sensitive skin, while glycolic acid is stronger and can be more effective for more severe skin concerns.

Can lactic acid body wash be used during pregnancy?

  • It is not recommended to use lactic acid body wash during pregnancy without consulting a doctor first. Some skincare products, including lactic acid, may not be safe for use during pregnancy.