Having acne on your skin is so uncomfortable and unbearable too. One thing that you need to focus on before finding or applying a solution for your acne is the type of acne you have on your face.
Here you will find a general solution to your acne-related problem but before making this solution under your use you need to figure out the origin of your acne.
Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), which is a type of exfoliating acid. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Following are some benefits of salicylic acid that you can get by regularly using it:
- Penetrates deep into pores
- Loosens dead skin cells
- Clears clogged pores
- Reduces sebum secretion
- Reduces inflammation and redness
- Helps to break down pimples and comedowns
How salicylic acid helps to prevent acne?
As it is oil-soluble, salicylic acid can penetrate down into pores and dissolve excessive sebum and debris, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. An anti-inflammatory effect can help the skin to look less red and inflamed. The general exfoliating effect helps the skin look brighter and smoother and allows other skin care products to penetrate the skin more effectively.
Blackhead and whiteheads form when excess oil mixes with dead skin cells and forms a plug that clogs a pore. Due to its keratolytic properties, salicylic acid delves deep into the skin to dissolve the plugs.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.