5 Beneficial Acids Your Skin Needs

Written by Swathi IyerOct 03, 2018
5 beneficial acids your skin needs

Have you come across skin trends that tell you why you absolutely must use certain acids to get glowing skin? And maybe you heard this and wondered why any kind of “acid” would do your skin any good? Well… stop right there! Because you couldn’t be farther away from the truth! Turns out, things aren’t so black and white when it comes to skincare and there are certain acids that are, in fact, beneficial for your skin.

Here is a list of the five most beneficial ones that you need to acquaint yourself with:


Hyaluronic acid

Salicylic acid

The word acid when used in the skin care context is usually indicative of something that would make your skin peel or double up as an exfoliant. Hyaluronic acid is the exact opposite! It helps to moisturise the skin.

Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in our bodies but our ability to manufacture it decreases over time because of which skin gets dry and dull. That’s why we need to resort to moisturisers and creams with hyaluronic acid in it. They help replenish moisture content while making it soft and supple. One way to do this is by employing the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact in your makeup routine. Its unique formula contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B3 to leave one’s face fresh and glowing.


Citric acid

Salicylic acid

This one, you might already know about. Citric acid is naturally present in citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, sweet lime etc. It’s awesome for your skin because it helps treat many skin problems! From mild acne, pigmentation issues, clogged pores to tanned skin, wrinkles and dark spots—citric acid helps treat all of it. It has antimicrobial, bleaching, and antioxidant properties which give it its superpowers! Now you know why that face wash with citric acid is a legit win over acne, cleansing and a whole lot of things.


Lactic acid

Salicylic acid

You must have definitely heard about lactic acid. It’s in a whole lot of products. It’s in your milk and is also naturally produced by our bodies. But it’s especially beneficial for us because it’s both a moisturising as well as exfoliating agent. Because this made-famous-by milk acid is a humectant, it helps replenish the moisture that your skin needs. It also helps get rid of all the dead cells on the surface of your skin and boost stem cell turnover. This awesome acid also helps brighten your skin tone and hence is used in milk peels treatments.

The simplest way to add lactic acid to your skin care routine is by opting for products such as the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser that consists of a rich blend of vitamins and antioxidants.


Glycolic acid

Salicylic acid

Many women are obsessed with the magical skin care properties of this acid because it has transformed their skin care game. That’s because this acid that naturally occurs in plants like sugarcane, pineapple and sugar beets is a fabulous exfoliant! It’s a boon for those with oily skin because it has really miniscule acid molecules that can be easily absorbed by the skin and fight acne. Glycolic acid also lightens the dark spots, dissolves dead skin without being too harsh or abrasive and is considered a powerful ant-ageing ingredient. And, more good news, this acid is all safe for super sensitive skin too! Now bring in those skin care products loaded with glycolic acid. This acid also boosts collagen production. Make way for shiny new skin, you!


Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid

Here’s your famous acne fighter from the lot! Salicylic acid also helps shed the dead cells from top layer of your skin, just like glycolic acid does. This one penetrates deep into the pores and helps remove the beauty-marring black heads and white heads. If you have oily skin, know that salicylic acid is your friend! For it’ll help keep acne at bay while boosting collagen production and increasing your skin’s resistance, shrinking those large pores, and reducing the inflammation too! This one naturally occurs in strawberries, blueberries and kiwi. We told you that this one could be your best friend!

Now that you know all that you need to about the awesome acids for your skin, get those products that have these acids. Get them working on your skin so can have a flawless, healthy and happy skin.

Swathi Iyer

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