Do you know what acne fears the most? Salicylic acid. That’s because this acid has the power to put up a strong fight against zits and dry your acne. In a time when we’re addicted to oily foods and often miss out on a regimented skin care routine, Salicylic acid comes as a blessing in various skin care products that allow us to treat acne. Want to know more about it? Read on...
 

What is Salicylic acid?

What is Salicylic acid?

Interestingly, Salicyclic acid has been derived from willow tree, the powdered bark of which is treated with oxidants and then filtered to turn it into an acid. Ideally, it is best for those who suffer from oily skin. When used by those with dry skin, it could to dry the skin further and may cause redness.

 

An efficient zit buster

An efficient zit buster

Clogged skin pores are the monsters behind zits. When you apply Salicylic acid to your skin, it penetrates into the follicle and gets rid of bacteria trapped there. It is due to its anti-inflammatory powers that Salicylic acid helps in the treatment of acne.

 

A powerful exfoliator

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Since Salicylic acid goes deep into the skin, it causes the top layer to swell and soften and assists in removing skin debris such as dead skin cells which can dull your complexion over time. This gives birth to new skin, which means reduction in acne marks and blackheads.

 

A wrinkle fighter

A wrinkle fighter

Dead cells and clogged pores often mean premature ageing. When Salicylic acid is applied to the skin, it causes cell turnover, which means it betters the texture of your skin as well as makes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles less visible. Moreover, it stimulates collagen production—the protein that keeps your skin supple and taut.