Salicylic acid is an organic compound. It is a plant hormone. It is commonly used to treat acne, warts, and psoriasis. It a found in many types of toners, ointments, creams, solutions, gels, face washes, and face masks.
Its solution is used in many ways, especially to treat psoriasis (a skin condition in which skin becomes thick and dry and wrinkled). It is a beneficial formula to remove warts from your skin.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid. When you apply it to your skin, it will reduce acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping your clean and clear pores. You can also use it for the treatment of mild acne (blackheads and whiteheads). It may also aid in the prevention of future breakouts.
How Does Salicylic Acid Work For Acne:
Blackheads (open plugged pores), whiteheads (closed blocked pores), and bumps (pustules) are common when your hair follicles (pores) become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. So when you apply an ointment, cream, or gels to your face containing salicylic acid, it penetrates your skin and starts dissolving dead skin cells, which are clogged into your pores. It will use several weeks of treatment to show results on your face.
When you apply it to warts, it exfoliates your skin cells and helps to remove warts. It also helps to trigger skin-repairing cells so that new skin cells build in the area of warts on your skin. It clears the skin pores.
How To Use:
For a better result, apply the gel to the acne-affected area 1- 2 times a day; before applying the gel to your skin, gently wash the face and pat dry it with a towel.
Other Uses Of Salicylic Acid:
Salicylic acid is also found in face masks, where it aids in the removal of pore-clogging dirt. It also aids in removing dead skin, allowing other products such as moisturizers and serums to penetrate the skin more easily and work more effectively.
How Helpful It Is:
- It helps to reduce redness and swelling from your skin.
- It softens the top layer of acne-affected skin.
- It helps you to reduce scaling and dryness from your skin.
- It helps your skin to look clean and clear.
Side Effects Of Salicylic Acid:
Although it is considered safe overall, it can cause skin irritation in the starting and reduce the oil from your skin, resulting in dryness and irritation.
- You may feel the sensation of tingling and stinging
- It will cause itching to your skin.
- Your skin may peel off