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How to Use Glycolic Acid Toner from The Ordinary in Four Different Ways

It can't be real that we can use this toner from head to toe!

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Weโ€™ve seen it all over TikTok – how to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner in different ways! Sure it can be used as your normal facial toner, but turns out ‘she’ is very versatile and can combat multiple other problems as well.

Let’s get to know four different ways to use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Tonerโ€”for hair, armpits, feet, and legs!

Whatโ€™s Inside The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Are you excited to know more about the versatility of this toner? Let’s talk about science first!

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a nourishing skincare treatment containing Tasmanian pepper berry derivative to help reduce inflammation. This solution also contains ginseng root and aloe vera to enhance radiance and offer soothing benefits.

This gentle toner features glycolic acid to exfoliate the skin and improve its texture gently. It is also rich in amino acids and works to visibly boost the skin’s complexion for a healthy and radiant appearance.

The Ordinary Glycolic 7% Toning Solution is free from silicone, alcohol and oil and vegan and cruelty-free. It is not suitable for use on sensitive or compromised skin.

Four Different Ways to Use the Glycolic Acid Toner

These four different ways are trending on TikTok, but I want to give a friendly reminder first! Since glycolic acid can irritate the face, it can do the same if you’re applying it to another part of the body. 

Our advice is to do a patch test first to avoid any mishap. Also, do not overuse the glycolic acid toner as it can break the skin barrier function.

Now with the disclaimer done, letโ€™s get into it! 

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1. Solve Your Dandruff Problems

Dandruff occurs when you have a dry scalp, and it can also cause itchiness. To combat this, people usually go for scalp treatments, where the technician uses a mild acid to exfoliate the scalp to remove the buildup of dead skin cells and reduce itchiness. Well, it turns out the mild acid they use is glycolic acid which just so happens is the main active ingredient in this toner! 

According to an article inย  The Strategist, a Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Perfumery Association representative explained that: “Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid are very good at removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and have numerous beneficial properties for the hair and scalp.”

How to use glycolic acid toner on your scalp: 

  • Use it twice a week before washing your hair. 
  • Apply onto your scalp and leave it to absorb for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Then rinse out, shampoo and conditioner like usual.

2. Lighten Your Underarms and Reduce Odour

There are a few reasons why our armpits darken. One of them is a symptom of acanthosis nigricans (AN), and it happens in people who have an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes or obesity. 

Regular shaving also might be the cause of the dark armpit. This is because when you shave, the hair will prevent regrowth faster, leading to pigment cells’ faster reproduction.

In this case, glycolic acid can help fade pigmentation and improve rough skin texture. That’s why the results showed that it lightens the armpit. Glycolic acid also helps to lower your skinโ€™s pH level, producing fewer bacteria and odour. No more smelly armpits! 

How to use glycolic acid toner on your underarms:

  • Use it once or twice a week. 
  • Pour the glycolic acid toner onto cotton pads and wipe it on your underarms. You can also use a spray bottle.
  • Do NOT use it right away after shaving or waxing, as it can cause irritation and tingling. 

3. Get Rid of Cracked Heels

Cracked heels happen when you have dry skin on the bottom of the feet. Then, peopleโ€™s first instinct is to use a moisturising or hydrating products to combat the problem. 

While thatโ€™s not wrong, dry and dead skin cells on your heels can make it difficult for your skin to fully absorb these moisturising products, meaning you may not be getting as much benefit as you think.

So, before you put on hydrating products, make sure to exfoliate first – and it turns out glycolic acid is a great chemical exfoliator. You can achieve a soft heel with this gentle toner that gently exfoliates the skin and improves its texture.

How to use glycolic acid toner on your cracked heels:

  • Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than once per day. 
  • Soak a cotton pad with glycolic acid.
  • Swipe it over the dry skin on the heel.
  • Moisturise with foot cream.
  • For quicker results, wear a pair of socks over your feet while you sleep.

4. Combat Strawberry Legs and Ingrown Hair

Strawberry legs are those small, dark spots on the legs and are usually visible after you shave. Sometimes it can be mistaken as dirt because these dark spots resemble the seeds on the strawberry’s skin, hence the term “strawberry legs”. 

A lack of regular exfoliation is the most common reason for strawberry legs, as dead skin cells clog up the pores on the legs and become dark. That’s why we should exfoliate our legs regularly to remove the dead skin. Glycolic acidโ€™s exfoliant properties are great at removing dead skin cells, helping reduce the appearance of strawberry legs and ingrown hair by clearing out the pores on your legs.

How to use glycolic acid toner to combat strawberry legs:

  • Use ideally in the PM, no more frequently than once per day. 
  • Soak a cotton pad with the glycolic acid toner.
  • Swipe it over your legs. 
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
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Conclusion

Now you know the four alternative ways how to use a glycolic acid toner, let us know if there are other methods that we should add here. 

If you’re afraid to start with 7% glycolic acid, you can start low and slow first and monitor how it affects your skin. If your skin is ready for The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, grab it now on myeppo.ย 

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Aqalili Azizan

Aqalili Azizan

Writer in the morning, content creator at night!

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