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Hi All,


I am considering using acids such as lactic acid, salicylic acid and glycolic acid and maybe others in due course on my skin. I am not sure though how I would apply them on my skin. I am considering, for example, putting any such acids, in creams, lotions or cleansers.


I am not sure if I need to first neutralise agents first then mix them into the appropriate item


For example, I have read I can mix salicylic acid in glycerine to dissolve it and then mix it in the item. I would not need to neutralise the acid first. For a cream, this acid should be no more than 2%.


Any appropriate links would be greatly appreciated including how I go about getting the concentrations right. For example 2% salicylic acid in 75ml of cream, 10% lactic acid (at 80% solution) in a tub of cream 100ml or say 250ml solution of body wash.


Any advice (and link) would be greatly appreciated. Prefer to do things properly with sound advice.


I thank those who contribute.

 

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You can easily mix them if you wish, no need to neutralize these acids. My only advice is if you are new to acids, use one at a time before mixing too many all at once. Starting with one will allow your skin to accept it or not......if you mix too many things at once and have a reaction, it makes it complicated trying to figure out which ingredient is the problem. So start with one and gradually add in the others.
 
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