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Glycolic acids are also great skin hydrators and smootheners and give the skin a nice healthy glow.
Its judicious use will complement all the skin resurfacing procedures that you have highlighted.
Some skin sensitivity may be encountered soon after such procedure so it is important to go slow in your use of all topicals until the sensitive period subsides several weeks later.
Hope this helps!
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