Acne and Salicylic Acid
SKIN TALK: Acne and Salicylic Acid.
Notes by Fatma Shaheen.
"The importance and use of salicylic acid in the treatment of acne is crucial. So many AHA's and BHA's on the market abused by so many skincare brands who jump on skincare trends. Varying formulations and inadequate formulations can do more damage to your skin instead of treating without abusing the acid mantle of your skin."
The relationship between acne and salicylic acid?
Salicylic acid eliminates the build up of dead skin cells and other debris that cause acne by entering the hair follicle and oil gland. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid and phenolic acid molecules and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Acne treatment with salicylic acid reduces excess sebum and is one of the best way to treat acne scarring. It unclogs pores, cleans bacteria and removes congestion.
What causes acne?
When hair follicles which are microscopic openings in the skin, are clogged, and it result in acne.
Sebaceous glands are tiny glands that are located at the skin's surface. The glands are joined to hair follicles,
which are tiny pores in your skin from which a single hair emerges. Bacteria can cause infection and
inflammation which can make acne worse.
Ingredients that work well with salicylic acid?
Use a hyaluronic acid to help treat your acid mantle and hydrate skin post salicylic acid treatment.
This will reduce dryness.
Best treatments for acne?
Skin peels combined with micro-needling is great for safe effective treatment.
What's the best acne scar treatment
Vitamin C, retinol, salicylic acid, skin peels, micro-needling. I don't like the use of lasers for any skin treatment
except for the treatment of rosacea and hair removal.