Most of us suffer from the “instant gratification” mindset when we start using a new product – wanting to see the results promised within just days of use. Of course, the reality is that our skin takes 28 days to renew (a process that slows down as we age), so it’s always best to give a product time to see if it’s truly working for you.
Thus ends my long-winded introduction to a no-patience-required product I’ve been raving about. Alyria Skin Optimizing System Exfoliating Cream, Level 3.
This is an exfoliating cream that uses glycolic acids (AHAs) to help skin return to its pre-winter glory days and beyond. AHAs work by loosening the glue-like substance that binds skin cells together, removing dead skin cells in a more even way than manual scrubs do, leaving skin smooth and renewed.
For three nights before bed, I popped a little of this cream on my elbows, and by day four I had some seriously soft skin going on. Trust me, this was no easy feat. I was so impressed I was doing a “go on, touch me!” personal space invasion in the office. Luckily, my colleagues at More aren’t easily scared off.
I recommend snatching up a pot of this stuff for feet, knees and elbows that need a refresh as the warmer weather rolls in, but you can also use it to help prevent ingrown hairs on the legs and fight keratosis pilaris on the backs of arms.