The ONE ingredient you may be missing in your skincare as an Estes Park local!

Dry skin is the most common complaint we hear when doing our facial intakes. Being in the mountains at 7500 ft above sea level is definitely a contributing factor to this. Our dry, arid climate zaps skin of moisture quickly, and in combination with having less atmosphere at a high altitude to filter the sun’s UV radiation, it’s a recipe for dry skin that is prone to sun damage and premature aging.

While our facials at Reverie are always customized to whatever is going on with our clients’ skin, we are definitely fond of Lactic Acid for a variety of skin issues. You may have heard of AHA’s or Alpha Hydroxy Acids - the term has been rampant in advertising for the better part of this decade. AHA’s are water-soluble acids derived from a variety of sources, most often from sugar cane, milk, almonds, wild cherries, and citrus. Lactic acid comes from sour milk. You may have heard that Cleopatra was famous for soaking in milk baths. She did this because milk contains lactic acid, which is both an exfoliator and hydrator for the skin, and improves skin’s texture and moisture content.

What makes Lactic acid different from other AHA’s is the fact that it provides

additional hydration for the skin while helping the skin’s cellular turnover process through exfoliation of the topmost layer of dead skin cells. Other AHA’s do not provide hydration. It provides a real softness and smoothness to the skin!

Lactic acid is one of the most gentle Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and nearly everyone sees improvement in the moisture content of their skin when they use products containing it, or when they get Lactic Acid Peels from their Esthetician. The exfoliation from it helps to diminish fine lines and decrease the appearance of sun damage or dark spots on the skin. If you are experiencing dry, aging, sun damaged skin that could use a good perk-me-up, schedule a facial! We love seeing positive changes in our clients’ skin and helping them with a good daily at-home skincare routine, including daily SPF, that prolongs the benefits from a professional skin treatment.

“I regret taking good care of my skin” - said No One Ever. It’s never too late to start caring for your skin - the largest organ of your body!

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