When coming to treat acne & post acne scars along with other oily skin manifestations, pay attention to the acid present in the formulas which is not always tailored to the skin condition. Correct and effective use of this acid requires some knowledge, so here is the info we put together:
Extracted from the Salix tree bark. Able to break up keratin – the protein that makes up skin cells. Among the many acids in skin care products, this is the only one that can function in an oily environment and penetrate into pores to break up keratin bundles, melt away excessive oil accumulated in the pores and exfoliate dead cells. Use of salicylic acid will reveal fresh, smooth and healthier skin.
Who is it suitable for?
Everyone dealing with oily skin manifestations and with acne. It cleans from the depth of the pores, eliminates excessive oil and helps treat inflammations and skin diseases. When it penetrates into the deeper skin layers, it also triggers peeling that leads to treating hyper pigmentation and reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Despite being efficient, it is not aggressive in concentrations of 1%-2%.
Who is it not suitable for?
Everyone with dry or dehydrated skin, because it can worsen the condition. In cases of atopic inflammation, during pregnancy or breast feeding, skin infections, chronic diseases and intake of powerful medicine seek for doctor’s advice.
How does it work?
Salicylic acid penetrates into the skin and breaks up lipids that glue together dead skin cells that have the potential to clog pores and lead to acne.
Special attention required
- Apply only to the affected areas
- Do not get close to eye area
- Start with gradual usage 2-3 times a week and increase to daily usage only when feeling comfortable
- Do not use alongside other acids or peelings
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