The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a toner that gained popularity over the years due to its low price point and uncanny ability to destroy skin discoloration. However, glycolic acid is not for everyone. Glycolic acid penetrates deeper than most alpha hydroxy acids and can cause irritation; other side effects include tingling, irritation, dryness, peeling, itching, and in some cases, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
So yeah, it didn’t work for your face, but there are three other ways that you can use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. Keep reading
Transform your dry feet
If you have dry, cracked feet with a buildup of skin, try this glycolic acid hack. After you shower, soak a cotton ball in glycolic acid 7% toning solution and rub it all over the bottom of your feet, paying attention to callused areas. Seal with an occlusive like Vaseline or Cerave Healing Ointment and throw on a pair of socks. This will keep your feet soft. For the best results, apply at least once a week, twice a week if you have a really thick buildup.
Use as an antiperspirant
If you are looking for a natural solution to your favorite antiperspirant, you should give glycolic acid a shot. Before TikTok popularized alpha hydroxy acid application to the armpits, it was actually a Kbeauty blogger that made this discovery back in 2018. Tracy Robey of Fanserviced-B.com wrote an article for Racked.com covering the pros of using AHA as a natural deodorant. In addition to blasting odor, glycolic acid toner fades dark armpits and clears ingrown hairs. For the best results, apply glycolic acid toner 1-2 times a week.
Fade dark body marks
Dark spots are not just reduced to the face. Dark spots can also be present on the arms, legs, back, or torso area. Glycolic acid is proven to promote skin cell turnover making it a great exfoliant to give your body skin, a healthy glowing. For the best results, apply 2-3 times a week to the affected area at night. Follow up in the AM with a good broad-spectrum body SPF.
SO….it failed on your face…
Just because The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution didn’t work out on your face, does not mean that you can’t find a better use for it. This powerful $10 solution can easily soften your feet, fade body marks, and be used as an alternative to antiperspirant.
Remember, Glycolic acid is powerful AHA, so use it as directed a few times a week in the evening only. Always use SPF in the AM for maximum protection and to minimize damage to your skin.
Tell me, how do you use The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution?