Lactic Acid

DIY Lactic Acid Lotion

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Learn how to make your own lactic acid lotion at home with this easy DIY recipe. Perfect for those looking to improve their skin’s texture and tone.

DIY Lactic Acid Lotion

DIY Lactic Acid Lotion

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Lactic acid is a popular ingredient in skincare products due to its ability to improve the texture and tone of the skin. It is a gentle exfoliant that can be used to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and brighten the complexion. While you can find lactic acid lotions at most beauty stores, they can be expensive. This DIY recipe is a cost-effective way to get the benefits of lactic acid without breaking the bank.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small airtight container for storage

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz aloe vera gel
  • ½ oz glycerin
  • ¼ tsp lactic acid powder
  • ¼ tsp vitamin E oil
  • 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the aloe vera gel and glycerin. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add in the lactic acid powder and vitamin E oil. Whisk until well combined.
  • If desired, add in 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil for added benefits and fragrance.
  • Transfer the lotion to an airtight container and let it cool for 10 minutes before using.

Notes

  • Be sure to use a non-metallic spoon or whisk to mix the ingredients together.
  • Lactic acid can cause a slight tingling sensation on the skin, so be sure to do a patch test before using all over your face.
  • It is recommended to use this lotion at night as lactic acid can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  • If you have sensitive skin, use this lotion every other night and gradually increase usage.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Cleanse your face with your usual cleanser.
  2. Apply a small amount of the lotion to your face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  3. Gently massage the lotion into your skin.
  4. Follow up with your usual moisturizer.
  5. Use this lotion at night for best results.
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FAQs

What is lactic acid lotion used for?

  • Lactic acid lotion is used to improve the texture and tone of the skin. It is a gentle exfoliant that can be used to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and brighten the complexion.

Is lactic acid lotion good for sensitive skin?

  • Lactic acid can be used on sensitive skin, but it is important to do a patch test first and gradually increase usage. It is also recommended to use it every other night.
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How often should I use lactic acid lotion?

  • It is recommended to use lactic acid lotion at night, and to start with using it every other night. Gradually increase usage as your skin becomes accustomed to it.

Can I use lactic acid lotion during the day?

  • It is not recommended to use lactic acid lotion during the day as it can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

How long does it take for lactic acid lotion to work?

  • The effects of lactic acid lotion can vary depending on individual skin type and condition. Some people may see results in as little as a few days, while others may take several weeks to notice a difference.
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Can I use lactic acid lotion with other skincare products?

  • Yes, lactic acid lotion can be used in conjunction with other skincare products. However, it is important to always use a sunscreen during the day as lactic acid can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Can lactic acid lotion be used on body skin?

  • Yes, lactic acid lotion can be used on body skin to improve texture and tone. However, it is important to avoid areas with sensitive skin or open wounds.

What are the side effects of lactic acid lotion?

  • Lactic acid lotion can cause a slight tingling sensation on the skin. If you experience redness, itching, or burning, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist.

Is lactic acid lotion safe for pregnant women?

  • It is best to consult with a healthcare professional before using any skincare products during pregnancy.

Can lactic acid lotion be used on oily skin?

  • Yes, lactic acid lotion can be used on oily skin to unclog pores and improve texture. However, it is important to consult with a dermatologist if you have severe acne or oily skin.