It works by helping the skin to shed dead cells from the top layer and by decreasing redness and swelling (inflammation). This decreases the number of pimples that form and speeds healing.
Not only is salicylic acid a popular treatment for facial acne, but it can also exfoliate your skin, unclog your pores, and help reduce redness. Start off applying this to your face in small amounts to make sure it won’t irritate your skin. The easiest form of this to apply is in cleansers. Let’s read with us to know more about using salicylic cleanser for acne prone skin.
It cleanser not only helps to prevent and clear active acne, but it can also improve acne blemishing and because it exfoliates so well, this cleanser can also help you with hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Steps to adopt in daily skincare routine with salicylic cleanser:
First of all wash your face with water/rose water to have clean skin then follow the steps mentioned below.
- Cleansing: Gently cleanse your face with this cleanser twice a day to get rid of dirt, excess oils and makeup residue. This cleanser prevents buildup of excess oil and clogged pores.
- Toning: Use a mild toner.
3- Salicylic acid helps to exfoliate the skin: Removing dead skin cells is extremely important for acne-prone skin. Adding an exfoliating step once a week helps. Since salicylic acid is a great exfoliant, always exfoliate your skin with it.
4- Moisturize: Acne-prone skin is oily and contrary to what most people believe, it does require miniaturization. Oiliness in oily skin is different from the hydration that it requires. You can choose a lightweight non comedogenic moisturizer after washing your face with the salicylic cleanser.
5- Sunscreen: Protecting your skin from the harmful effects of sun is important irrespective of your skin type. Make sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen before stepping out.
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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.