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Does Salicylic Acid Really Work For Acne Treatment?

Salicylic acid improves the skin’s appearance, reduces blemishes and helps to prevent blackheads and breakouts.

Do you want to know more about salicylic acid? Here’s what it can do:
  • Penetrates deep into pores.
  • Loosens dead skin cells.
  • Clears clogged pores.
  • Reduces sebum secretion.
  • Reduces inflammation and redness.
  • Helps to break down pimples and comedones.Salicylic Acid Really Work For Acne


What is salicylic acid cleanser good for?

It exfoliates and brightens skin complexion as well as it de-clogs pores to prevent blackheads, whiteheads, and subsequent acne breakouts. Salicylic acid not only helps to prevent and clear active acne, but it can also improve acne blemishing.

Is salicylic acid good for the face?

Salicylic acid works best when applied to your entire face (avoid eyes, lips, and mouth) because it removes dead skin cells and cleans out excessive oil from pores. This prevents future breakouts.

Salicylic Acid Really Work For Acne


Do you need to exfoliate if I use salicylic acid cleanser?

No, not really, this is because salicylic acid is an exfoliant itself. It has an ingredient that is readily found in all manner of skincare products, from face wash to serums.

Should I moisturize after salicylic acid?

Yes. Moisturizers can help hydrate and repair skin, making it a good step to do after using an exfoliating treatment with salicylic acid. Many salicylic acid-containing products are cleansers, toners, spot treatments, and serums, all of which can be followed by a moisturizer.

Does salicylic acid remove dark spots?

Salicylic acid is an exfoliating agent that will remove acne causing bacteria and even sloughs of dark spots along with other dead skin cells.

Pro- Tip: Use a salicylic acid face cleanser and then a spot treatment infused with the ingredient for best results.

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Dr. AzamAbout the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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