Salicylic Acid is one kind of BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) that works as a chemical exfoliator. It is naturally found in Willow Bark. This powerful BHA is enriched with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. These can help your acne-prone skin. Besides, it can also remove dead cells, hyperpigmentation, acne spots, redness, blackheads and whiteheads at the same time.
Usually, Salicylic Acid is used as a Topical Salicylic Acid in many toners, cleansers and chemical peeling solutions. People love it as this acid can heal active acne and unclog pores.
Why is Salicylic Acid popular nowadays?
Salicylic Acid is one of the best ingredients to treat different kinds of acne like Pustules, Papules, Nodules, etc. Those who have oily skin, suffer from excess sebum and clogged pores. Moreover, blackheads and whiteheads occur when the hair follicles are blocked by impurities. Salicylic Acid does a good job as an exfoliator while treating these.
Curious about the percentage of Salicylic Acid for beginners?
Here you go!
If you are a beginner in using Salicylic Acid, the percentage should be around 0.5%. When the skin will get used to it, you can increase the percentage up to 2.0%. Also, always keep in mind that your skin is a very important part of your life, so you need to be careful while using skin care products and DO A PATCH TEST.
As most Salicylic Acid based products work as exfoliators, these can be applied two or three days a week. You do not have to use this kind of product daily at all. Otherwise, irritation and dryness will attack and using this acid won’t be effective at all.
Recommended product to try:
GFORS Salicylic Acid Deep Cleansing Foam 150ml
This cleanser is enriched with 5000ppm Salicylic Acid, Lauric acid ও Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract which keeps your skin smooth and treats your acne. Besides, it contains Myristic Acid and Alginic Acid which help to clean excess sebum and skin inflammation. This cleanser can be a holy grail for every type of skin. You can even use it on your sensitive skin.
How to use
Clean your face with normal water and take an appropriate amount of cleanser.
Apply onto your face and neck area and gently massage until all the dirt and makeup are removed.
Apply a moisturizer afterward.
Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Salicylic Acid(5000ppm), Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Alginic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Caution: Do a patch test before you apply