Known for exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear, here’s how to include salicylic acid in your skin care regimen.
Acne, blackheads, and whiteheads are common skin problems when the pores are clogged. Salicylic acid is an ingredient that works well for mild acne and prevents future breakouts while treating blackheads and whiteheads at the same time.
How does salicylic acid work?
The acid, which is a beta-hydroxy acid, penetrates deep into the skin and dissolves the dead cells that are clogging your pores. Using this acid on the skin every other day gives visible results in as little as a month. For those with oily skin or full-blown acne issues, it may take 6-8 weeks.
How to use salicylic acid?
It is best to see your dermatologist to check the dosage. They might suggest using the acid just 2-3 days a week and on a small area to test for reactions. But according to studies, if you use a salicylic acid product like soap block, moisturizer, you can increase the number of applications.
Ideally, lotions, soaps and solutions containing acid can be used 2-3 times per day.
When a higher concentration of salicylic acid is used, it can peel off the skin, so it is best not to overdo it.
When used regularly, salicylic acid can help get rid of not only acne and blackheads but also acne scars, spots and blemishes and gives the skin an even tone and a clear finish.
Some of the side effects of salicylic acid can include:
- tingling sensation on the skin
- tingling of the skin
If any of these problems persist after washing the product, consult a doctor.
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