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Glycolic acid- why am I getting spots and what can I do about it!

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bingisthebest Mon 04-Apr-16 22:39:00

I've been udjng the pixi glow pads 20% glycolic for a month now and am now only using twice a week as after every use I come out in spots?
What am I doing wrong and is it now not worth it twice a week?
I'm tempted to give up all together but am determined to improved complexion.

bingisthebest Tue 05-Apr-16 21:33:29

Anyone? 😞

SewSlapdash Tue 05-Apr-16 21:34:12

Me too. I gave up, and the spots have stopped.

TennesseeMountainPointOfView Tue 05-Apr-16 21:41:06

I hated the Pixi Glow pads, they felt as if they were leaving a residue on my face. Maybe try the Nip&Fab glycolic ones instead? I found them much better (and cheaper). It may just be something in the pads that doesn't agree with your skin.

I've used up the Pixi Glow on my legs, arms and back, where the odd feeling didn't bother me so much.

dragonsarebest Tue 05-Apr-16 21:45:46

I loved these pads when I first got them, but yet same thing here, after a while I starting waking up to little red irritation spots sad Sucks. I've now given up on them too. Tried the FAB ones next and they didn't do anything at all.

I'm using the Alpha Hydrox enhanced lotion now this stuff and no issues so far.

dragonsarebest Tue 05-Apr-16 21:47:14

Didn't get on with the Nip & Fab ones either! Goldilocks here, obv.

bingisthebest Fri 08-Apr-16 21:01:32

Thank you for replies. To be quite honest I'm not entirely sure what result im supposed to get (which makes me an idiot fir buying them I know). I was expecting a glowing skin condition. Is that right?!
..,,,Think I'll go back to soap and water!

Nabootique Fri 08-Apr-16 22:07:02

The acid removes dead skin so should leave you brighter and improve skin texture. You might just not get on with glycolic. If you suffer from oily skin or blemishes, try salicylic, if not try lactic acid.

HitsAndMrs Fri 08-Apr-16 22:14:05

They are know for causing skin irritation. Salicylic acid isn't as harsh and gets deeper into the pore, that might be better for you.

chipsandpeas Fri 08-Apr-16 22:16:28

maybe as others have said salyic or latic acid will be better for your skin, different acids work for different things on different skins

chipsandpeas Fri 08-Apr-16 22:17:20

This might help you know what acid for your skin

bingisthebest Mon 11-Apr-16 12:57:42

Thanks all
Chipsandpeas that's brill great help. Thks

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