Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret-Lactic Acid

By on June 1, 2012

Submitted by Connie Elder –

For years, natural products found in the kitchen have been used to aid in skin care. The cabinets and refrigerator seem to be packed with healing agents, from cucumbers for your eyes to honey for your skin, and you probably know about most of them — except, perhaps, the one that’s lurking away in your milk jug: lactic acid. Part of the alpha hydroxy family, this key ingredient gives the term “milky complexion” a whole new meaning [source: Skincare News].

Derived from sour or fermented milk, lactic acid is a popular beauty aid for those seeking to improve their skin’s texture and hydration level. If you need celebrity testimony on the matter, look no further than Cleopatra’s beauty regimen. Even the former Egyptian queen, who was known for her beauty, was rumored to have bathed in sour milk to improve her skin [source: Bond].

At this point, you might be tempted to jump in the bath with a glass of milk as well, but you’ll soon learn that lactic acid doesn’t necessarily work that way (if only it were that easy). However, there are a number of useful treatments and products that contain lactic acid — from peels to lotions to creams — which this article will explore.

As with anything, there are a few drawbacks to lactic acid. Even though it is milder than some other compounds, it can still be irritating, particularly on damaged or allergy-prone skin. And no matter what lactic acid product you use, increased sun sensitivity is often an issue [source: Drugs.com]. It’s important to limit your time in the sun and use sunscreen if you use a product that contains lactic acid. For the possibility of smoother skin, though, the extra precaution might be worth it.

Read on to find out why lactic acid is fit for a queen.

Lactic Acid and Skin Texture

Practically everyone would love to have perfect skin that’s free of blotches and blemishes. Unfortunately, that ideal is not so easy to achieve. If you’re looking to improve your skin’s overall texture, though, you might have found a friend in lactic acid.

Lactic acid is considered one of the best AHAs to use, because most AHAs can often be irritating to the skin. Lactic acid is uniquely gentle by comparison and typically doesn’t irritate people who have skin conditions like acne or rosacea. However, if your skin is extremely sensitive, you should still be cautious when using these products, especially if the lactic acid content is particularly high [source: Skincare News].

“As an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), lactic acid is a member of a well-known family of exfoliants. As such, it improves skin’s overall texture by moisturizing, sloughing off dead surface cells and promoting collagen growth. Consequently, lactic acid often works well as a wrinkle and line reducer and helps to even out skin tone and diminish acne scars [source: Skincare News].”

For more information or to order this incredible product please contact: Ageless Beauty Products, to get your bottle!  615.885.1800. You will love your new summer skin. * When using lactic acid, you should use sunscreen. Oh….by the way you should always use sunscreen anyway!

About Connie Elder

Connie Elder is one of the key innovators in the modern shapewear industry. While she was preparing to celebrate her 40th birthday, she realized she didn't have a solution to help her fit into the fabulous dress she bought for the occasion -- and she discovered a prime opportunity for women like her. Since then, Connie has developed hundreds of popular products through several product lines: Underology Skin Care, Go2 Bras, and LIPO in a BOX, which has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Today, The Early Morning Show at CBS and in many magazines and best-selling fashion books. Connie has also been the on-air spokesperson on QVC Shopping Channel for LIPO in a BOX since 2002, and in the Spring of 2010, Connie introduced Go2 Bras and Underology Skin Care to the popular home shopping community. Connie is very active in supporting charitable causes, including the Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Research. Connie also serves on the board of directors for Soles4Souls, Inc and the YWCA Nashville. You can learn more about Connie, her products and the causes close to her heart by visiting www.lipoinabox.com.

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Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret-Lactic Acid