|Citric Acid Skin Care|
What is Citric Acid?
A sharp-tasting crystalline acid present in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. It is
made commercially by the fermentation of sugar and used as a flavoring and setting
Where Can I Buy Citric Acid?
Citric acid is most commonly is sold as a white powder, sometimes labeled "sour salt." It can be readily purchased online, and is found in many grocery stores and super markets. I am able to find mine in the bulk spices section of a local ethnic grocery store.
How Should I Store Citric Acid?
Store citric acid in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature. Stored properly, citric acid can be kept for years.
In Skin Care:-The most common ingredient to look for would be L-ascorbic acid in skin care products.
When applied to skin, citric acid can slough off dead skin cells and speed new cell turnover. The latter promotes new skin growth that can help alleviate the appearance of age spots, acne scars, small wrinkles and areas of uneven tone and texture. Homemade beauty products containing citric acid are more affordable than professional treatments but can be similarly effective – if on a smaller scale. Side effects of citric acid use on the skin include slight burning, tingling, and temporary redness. It is important to test all homemade beauty products on a small patch of skin several hours before using the product on your face. The underside of your forearm is an appropriate spot.
Information from LiveStrong.com and Google.com