Salicylic Acid Skincare
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What Is Salicylic Acid?
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid, otherwise known as a BHA. This type of exfoliating acid reaches deep down into the pores to remove oil, dirt, bacteria, dead skin cells, and other impurities. Because of its ability to unclog pores, it’s known mostly as a popular acne treatment prescribed by dermatologists and other skin experts. You’ll find salicylic acid products over-the-counter as a salicylic acid face wash, body care treatment, serum, spot treatment, and more.
What Are the Benefits of Salicylic Acid?
Salicylic acid skincare is beneficial for acne, oily skin, or anyone with enlarged pores. Because it’s an exfoliant with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it can be used to reduce the size of pimples, calm inflammation, dissolve oil, reduce redness and shine, and prevent new breakouts from forming. Salicylic acid can be applied to the face and body to prevent breakouts on the shoulders, back, bum, and more. Our Back-Up Plan Acne-Control Body Mist uses 2% salicylic acid, along with witch hazel and tea tree oil, to target body acne, shine, and oil.
How to Layer Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid can be applied morning or night every single day. If you’re acne-prone, look for a salicylic acid cleanser such as Keep the Peace Acne-Calming Cream Cleanser to wash away oil and bacteria from the skin. Because this ingredient is technically an exfoliant, salicylic acid can cause irritation or dryness when layered with other skincare like acids (like AHAs), vitamin C, or retinol. If you have sensitive skin, use these active ingredients during separate routines.