What dermatologists suggest today was what our grandmothers knew several years ago.
Did you wonder why applying milk or yogurt topically makes you brighter?
Did you wonder why sugar is added in home remedies for skin?
Do you think it does not make sense to add lime juice or tomato juice to treat acne scars?
Then do read on..
Leading dermatologists suggest preparations with one or more skin acids and they cost pretty high.
Some of the popular skin acids are here…
Uses: Brightens and tightens
Popular Products: VCX serum and other Vit C serums in the market
Natural alternatives: Citrus fruits, strawberry, tomatoes
Uses: Wrinkle fading, pore shrinking and anti-aging
Popular Products: Yugard, Dr Reddy’s & numerous other Vit A/Retinol creams/serums.
Natural alternatives: (beta-carotene-rich) mango butter, seaweed, sunflower seed oil.
Uses: Helps with acne
Popular Products: Body Shop Hawaiian cream
Natural alternatives: Grape seed oil, Safflower and Sunflower oils
Glycolic Acid (Acid Peel)
Uses: Exfoliates and brightens skin
Popular Products: Pixi Glow Tonic
Natural alternatives: Muscovado sugar (not sure where I can find this), cane sugar
Uses: Holds moisture. Brightens skin and helps with anti-aging
Skin type: Dry
Popular Products: Neutrogena hydro boost water gel/cream, CeraVe cream etc.
Natural alternatives: Root vegetables like potato and carrots
Lactic acid (Acid Peel)
Uses: Reduces acne & wrinkles
Popular Products: The ordinary’s lactic acid and other products
Natural alternatives: Sour milk products like yogurt