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What is Salicylic Acid? And who should use it?

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Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid(BHA). It comes from the willow tree, which is used in a lot of skincare products. It is widely used in over-the-counter products to treat acne. Salicylic Acid is considered an effective ingredient to treat milder cases of acne i.e. Comedonal or non-inflamed acne. It is available in the form of face cleansers, lotions, creams, sprays, serums and medicated treatment pads.

How does salicylic acid work?

Salicylic Acid peels off the top layer of the skin, unplugging clogged hair follicles and assisting in the normal cycle of skin cell replacement. It prevents future breakouts in this manner.

How to use it for maximum benefits?

  1. Salicylic Acid skincare products are available in different concentrations starting from 0.5% to 10%. You should use it daily if you have recurring acne. It is recommended not to use multiple products at the same time. Follow a skincare routine for acne and stick to it for a minimum of 3 months. And, do not forget moisturization after it because salicylic acid may cause dryness to your skin.
  2. To reap the full benefits, apply salicylic acid to the entire face rather than just the affected area. Because salicylic acid clears micro comedones and prevents clogged pores, applying this product to the entire face will also prevent future breakouts.
  3. If using this active causes skin irritation, stinging, burning, peeling, dryness and flaking of the skin, use an oil-free moisturizer and if the condition is severe, consult your dermatologist. 

Fixderma Salicylic Acid Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin

  • Salicylic Acid Face Wash: Salyzap Face Cleanser is a salicylic acid face cleanser with 2% Salicylic Acid that combats acne while being gentle on the skin. It exfoliates your skin, and removes excess sebum without stripping your skin of natural oils.
    • Use it twice a day.
  • Salicylic Acid Body Wash: Salyzap Body Wash is a 2% Salicylic Acid body wash that treats acne breakouts, Keratosis Pilaris, and acne on the back, buttocks and upper arms. It instantly refreshes, cleanses the body, and treats and helps prevent body breakouts with its unique composition.
    • Use it every day.
  • Salicylic Acid for Body Acne (Spray): Salyzap Body Spray has 0.1% Tea Tree Oil and 2% Salicylic Acid for body acne. This spray is mild, non-irritating, yet highly effective body spray. For Acne on the back, upper arms, buttocks and other affected body parts. It clears the pores, kills bacteria, calms redness and fights acne.
    • Use it 2x a day for best results.

Conclusion: Salicylic acid is one of the most effective treatments available for milder cases of acne. But results vary depending on the case's severity and skin sensitivity. Try to take advice from your dermatologist and do a patch test of the product before applying it to your face.

Salicylic Acid Body Acne Kit
Salyzap Body Wash
Salyzap Daily Face Cleanser
Salyzap Spray For Body Acne

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